199D Controlled Descent Device

Made in the USA

This device can be used in conjunction with a full body harness or work seat along with the appropriate fall arrest system. As the lever on the device is moved, friction on the rope decreases and the device will descent.

  • Used on a single 7/16″ (11mm) piece of Kernmantle rope
  • Device locks automatically if lever is squeezed or let go of if in panic situation
  • Device can be inverted to lower an individual in a rescue situation


FrenchCreek’s 199D is perfect for a controlled descent to a safe landing area. Simple in its design this device features an auto-locking mechanism should the user accidentally let go of the handle, or squeeze it in a panic situation.


  • FunctionalityMove lever to decrease friction on rope allowing descent
  • Locking MechanismLetting go of, or “squeezing” lever locks device on rope
  • RescueInvert to lower an individual for rescue
  • Compatible With7/16″ piece of kernmantle rope


  • Item Weight1.5 Lbs.
  • Hardware MaterialHigh strength aluminum, and zinc plated alloy steel