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Petzl Mobile Pulley


What is a Petzl Mobile Pulley?

Understanding the Basics

A Petzl Mobile Pulley is a mechanical advantage device designed to facilitate rope handling, rigging, and hauling tasks. It is compact, lightweight, and engineered with precision to provide efficient solutions in challenging situations.

The Anatomy of a Petzl Mobile Pulley


  • Ultra compact, lightweight pulley
  • Designed for hauling systems and deviations
  • Sheave mounted on self-lubricating bushings for good efficiency

Components and Features

A Petzl Mobile Pulley consists of several key components, each contributing to its exceptional performance:

1. Sheave

The sheave is the wheel-like component around which the rope runs. It reduces friction, enabling smoother and more efficient rope movement.

2. Side Plates

The side plates hold the sheave in place and guide the rope. They are often designed for easy attachment to various anchor points.

3. Axle

The axle connects the side plates, allowing them to pivot and creating a stable structure.

4. Attachment Point

This is where the pulley is connected to the rope or other rigging components.

Types of Petzl Mobile Pulleys

Petzl offers a range of Mobile Pulleys, each tailored to specific needs:

a. Petzl Mini Mobile Pulley

Designed for minimal weight and size, this pulley is perfect for lightweight and compact setups.

b. Petzl Pro Mobile Pulley

Built for professionals, this pulley is robust and versatile, suitable for demanding rigging tasks.

Applications of Petzl Mobile Pulleys

Where Can You Use Them?

Petzl Mobile Pulleys find applications in various fields and activities:

1. Climbing

Petzl Mobile Pulleys are often used in climbing setups to create mechanical advantages, making ascents and descents more manageable.

2. Search and Rescue

Rescue teams rely on Petzl Mobile Pulleys for hoisting and lowering operations in high-stress situations.

3. Rigging

Professionals in rigging and construction use these pulleys for lifting heavy loads and facilitating intricate maneuvers.

How to Properly Use a Petzl Mobile Pulley

Tips for Safe Operation

To maximize the benefits of your Petzl Mobile Pulley, follow these guidelines:

1. Inspect Regularly

Before each use, inspect the pulley for any signs of wear or damage.

2. Choose the Right Model

Select a Petzl Mobile Pulley that suits your specific needs and load requirements.

3. Proper Attachment

Ensure secure and correct attachment to the rope or anchor point.

4. Maintenance

Regularly clean and lubricate your pulley to maintain its performance.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. Can I use a Petzl Mobile Pulley for rock climbing?

Yes, Petzl Mobile Pulleys are commonly used in rock climbing setups to create mechanical advantages and make climbing safer and more efficient.

2. Are Petzl Mobile Pulleys suitable for heavy lifting?

Absolutely, Petzl Pro Mobile Pulleys are designed for professionals in rigging and construction, making them ideal for heavy lifting and complex maneuvers.

3. How do I maintain my Petzl Mobile Pulley?

Regularly inspect and clean your pulley, and ensure proper lubrication to maintain its performance over time.

4. Can Petzl Mobile Pulleys be used in rescue operations?

Yes, rescue teams often rely on Petzl Mobile Pulleys for hoisting and lowering operations during search and rescue missions.


    • Rope compatibility: 7 to 13 mm
    • Sheave diameter: 21 mm
    • Ball bearings: no
    • Efficiency: 71 %
    • Maximum working load: 2,5 kN x 2 = 5 kN
    • Weight: 75 g
    • Certification(s): CE EN 12278