Designed for maximum gripping force on wet, icy and muddy ropes, the Black Diamond nForce Ascender is the top choice for jugging lines in any situation. The ascender's 4-bar linkage provides improved holding power and the 360-degree carabiner clip-in point allows a locking biner to rotate through. The large, ergonomic grip provides added dexterity and cam manipulation.
This item is a cosmetic second. It is fully functional, strength tested, and warranted; we procure these by the hundreds directly from the manufacturer. We usually cannot even tell what the blemishes are, but we are happy to pass the savings on this item on to you!