CMI Rescue 8 Rappel Device
10,000 pound MBS!
More than anything else CMI has ever made, they are
best known for their legendary Figure 8 rappel devices.
CMI burst onto the descender scene in 1974 with the
introduction of the first forged aluminum hardcoated 8. Now, nearly a million eights later, their lightweight,
versatile designs, backed by their flawless track record,
continue to win new followers.
CMI eights are hot forged out of aircraft grade 6061-T6
aluminum alloy. Why aluminum, when many others use
steel? Aluminum keeps rescue 8's light and produces
excellent friction while maintaining the safety margins
demanded by today�s tough standards. CMI's exclusive
hardcoat guarantees an exceptionally long life and
produces smooth, even friction.
The Rescue 8 is built big enough to handle the
largest rescue ropes (two of them). Extended ears on the upper
ring make tying off a snap and prevents the rope from sliding up and
locking off (inadvertant girth hitch). Dual holes on the tie-in end allow the eight to remain attached
to the harness while threading the rope, preventing loss of the device in
The industry standard for rescue grade descenders.