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Escape 8

Originally designed as a personal escape device to be used by firefighters in bailout situations, this ultra-light and compact descender is now the personal choice of countless members of SAR and Ski Patrol teams, law enforcement and military around the globe

SKU: NFPA126501 Category: Tag:


By using extensive computer analysis and field testing to optimize geometry we’ve designed this descender so that it works extremely well on single and double ropes up to 7.5 mm, and yet can be used on single ropes up to 12.5 mm. Single or double wrap allows the right amount of friction needed for a fast, yet controlled descent. The ears help to prevent accidental girth hitch. CNC machined from 3/8” thick aircraft quality aluminum. Color choices are gold or black for tactical applications.


  • Mountain & Urban Rescue
  • Mountaineering & Caving
  • Tactical—Military & Law Enforcement
  • Fire Departments


  • Model #: NFPA126501 (Gold), NFPA126502 (Black)
  • Material: High Quality Aluminum
  • Weight: 1.7 oz (48g)
  • Dimensions: 2.8” x 2.73” x 0.375”
  • Max. Rope size: Double to 7.5mm, Single to 12.5mm
  • 3 Sigma MBS: 3,147 lbf (14kN)
  • NFPA1983 Certified
  • Made In USA
NFPA “L” Personal Escape

Certified by Underwriter’s Laboratories to exceed the NFPA1983 “E” – Personal Escape requirement of 13.5kN.

All SMC NFPA products are stamped with the required certification information and the user information is enclosed with each item as required by NFPA.

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