The C.A.M.P. Pilot is a sophisticated handled ascender designed for efficient movement along fixed lines. The cast steel cam has 17 teeth for a solid grip on the rope. The aluminum alloy frame is light yet durable and has a long rope channel for better performance on traverses. The ergonomic thermo-molded handle provides good insulation and aids grip when wet. The handle extends down around the bottom hole to provide a wide radius that reduces wear on webbing; a Quick Link or locking carabiner may also be used to attach slings. The low-profile thumb release requires two actions to lock open and one to automatically lock shut and it can be operated with either hand.