Machined from 1/2-inch (12.5-mm) plate, our
classic Rescue 8 design has been refined for
even better performance with todayâs selection of rescue rope.
Descenders no longer routinely use 5/8-in (16-mm) rope, so the
smaller dimensions of our Rescue 8 provide greater control. The
proprietary finish on the aluminum model provides outstanding wear
resistance, while the nickel-chrome-plated steel model excels in high-
wear situations, such as sandy, gritty environments. The extended
carabiner hole accommodates multiple carabiners.
* Certified range of rope diameters and CMCâs recommendation for
Super Finish On CMCâs Aluminum 8s
Whether hard or soft, the surface anodizing on aluminum descenders eventually wears through. Working with a company
that specializes in material coatings, we developed a finish for our Rescue 8 and Rappel 8 that outwears every descender
weâve used. After years of heavy use, test samples continue to be used in CMC Rescue School classes without showing
any indication of the surface wearing through.