This double-handle ascender for tree climbing is the most comfortable and easiest to use. It is equipped with a special "V shape" structure that makes for an easier and faster rope ascent. New ergonomic design makes this hand ascender great for ascending easily and comfortably on a single or doubled line. Protective covering at the top of the ascender keeps branches and debris from becoming lodged in the cams. Large hand openings easily facilitate gloved hands and the ascender is designed to grip icy and dirty ropes. Great for footlocking!!