Petzl® I’D® L Control Descent Device

Petzl I’D – Self-braking descender for rescue, with anti-panic function.

The I’D L self-braking descender is primarily designed for technical rescue. It has a multi-function handle that allows control of the descent speed, positioning at a work station without the need to tie off the device, and fluid movement along inclined or horizontal terrain. The integrated anti-panic function and anti-error catch limit the risk of an accident due to user error. Its rugged construction makes it particularly suited for hauling and lowering heavy loads.

*The Petzl I’D must be used in conjunction with a Vertical Fall Arrest System.

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  • Designed for rescue: no gate.
  • Multi-function handle allows the user to:
    • unlock the rope and control the descent with the hand on the free end of the rope
    • move more easily on horizontal or inclined terrain, thanks to the button on the handle
    • position himself without having to tie off the device
  • Anti-panic function activates if the user pulls too hard on the handle: it brakes and stops the descent automatically
  • Anti-error catch to reduce the risk of an accident due to incorrect installation of the device on the rope.
  • Pivoting cam facilitates taking up the slack in the rope. Can also be used to make a reversible haul system, and for short ascents (in conjunction with a FOOTAPE or FOOTCORD foot loop and an ASCENSION handled rope clamp).
  • Lowers heavy loads up to 272 kg (only for expert users; consult the Instructions for Use for the device at
  • Available in two colors: red and black

  • Min. rope diameter: 11,5 mm
  • Max. rope diameter: 13 mm
  • Weight: 530 g