A Look at the new Petzl Maestro rescue device
Wednesday, 23 October 2019 | Dean Baines
It's been a long time coming but Petzl are set to release the Petzl Maestro, which is a descender designed for technical rescue operations. It facilitates manipulation of heavy loads, for lowering or hauling, and may be used in both the primary system or in a back-up belay. This versatility allows rescuers to adapt to any situation they may encounter on the rescue scene.
The Petzl Maestro has two options, the Maestro S for 10.5 to 11.5mm ropes for loads up to 250kg and the Maestro L for 12.5 to 13mm ropes for loads up to 280kg.
Integrated Progress Capture Pulley
The integrated progress capture pulley allows the device to be used for descent and hauling.
Lower Connection Point & Hole In Handle
The lower connection point can be used to create different types of hauling systems and the hole in the handle can be used with some cord to operate the device remotely.
The ergonomic handle allows the rope to be released progessively and enables comfortable control of the descent.
Auto-Lock System allows the rope to be blocked automatically when the handle is not in use.