SMC Rappel Rack Assembly

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Identical to the NFPA 6 Bar Rack but with a twist at the eye for better ergonomics when attached to a rescue / caving style harnesses ( belay loop).

Assembly Required

Features and Benefits

  • Adjust friction by adding or removing bars while under load
  • Added twist for better positioning of device when used with a rescue or caving harness that doesn’t utilize a belay loop.
  • Brake bars are replaceable
  • May be used as either a rappel or lowering device
  • Does not twist rope
  • Meticulously welded eye
  • May be used with single or double ropes of varying diameters
  • Provide wide range of friction and control under varying weights and applications.
  • Equipped with one stainless steel Tie-Off bar and 5 Aluminum bars for extra friction and control
  • Made In USA


  • Model #: NFPA14002
  • Material: Stainless Steel Frame, Stainless Steel Tie-Off Bar, Aluminum Brake Bars
  • Finish: Polished Anodized
  • Dimensions: 14.4" Long
  • Weight: 29.2 oz (828g)
  • NFPA1983 Certified

J Racks (aka Cole Racks in recognition of John Cole the inventor of the rappel rack) are intended to connect via the eye on the longer leg. The short leg of the rack should be oriented down and away from the user. Longer racks provide space the use more bars as well as provide more space for spreading out the bars. What this means is that the user is given a greater control range, in effect a larger “sweet spot” within which the correct amount of friction is developed for safe operation. Effective as either a rappel or lowering device, a distinct advantage to J Racks is the option of adding or removing bars while under load or on rappel, providing the user a greater range of friction and control. Racks may be used with a wide range of rope diameters and the rope, or in some cases ropes, and tends not to twist the rope as may occur when using a Figure 8 descender.


Certified by Underwriter’s Laboratories to meet the NFPA 1983 “G” - General Use & "T" Technical Use.


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