Petzl Maestro


Petzl Maestro descender

The long awaited Petzl Maestro is due to hit the UK market on 6th January 2020. So what can we expect? Specifically aimed at the technical rescue market, you can use the Maestro in a single or twin configuration in a primary system or in a back-up belay. The progress capture pulley allows you to use the device for descent and hauling. The lower connection becket allows for different hauling configurations. Unlike other devices, when you release the handle, the device locks, stopping the rope. This is due to Petzl’s clever AUTO-LOCK system. The rope can even be taken up without manipulating the handle. Remote operation (using accessory cord) is made possible thanks to the hole in the handle. The faceted sheave creates friction. Additional friction can be added to the system by using the integrated friction spur.

Two versions


    • Integrated progress capture (rotates in one direction)
    • Auto-locking handle
    • Immediate switch from lowering to hauling
    • Ergonomic handle enables comfortable and well controlled lowers
    • Very large diameter faceted sheave mounted on sealed ball bearings
    • Lower connection becket
    • Clear markings indicate rope orientation
    • Hole in the handle to facilitate remote operation
    • Breaking strength: 18 kN x 2 = 36 kN
  • Efficiency: 95 %
  • Weight: 1.1 kg

In conclusion

The Petzl Maestro is a refined, simple to use, high capacity device, designed with technical rescue teams in mind but also useful in other situations.




  • CE (based on the requirements of EN 12278, EN 567, EN 12841 type B and EN 15151 standards)
  • EN 341 type 2 class A
  • NFPA 1983 Technical Use
  • EAC


  • 3 years
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