Petzl Caritool - Large or Small

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John Vanek · · Gardnerville, NV · Joined May 2013 · Points: 0

I'm curious if anyone has opinions on the two sizes of Caritool Petzl makes?

I believe the Petzl small (regular?) is the same size as the BD.


calebmmallory · · Seattle, N.Carolina, &Hong ... · Joined Jun 2015 · Points: 405

I have both and honestly I hardly use the larger one. It does serve nicely for racking more screws and as a tool/axe holder, and its actually not as ridiculously large as I had first perceived from pictures online. Have you seen this yet? Looking forward to trying it out:

Edit: This may help -


George W · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2015 · Points: 8

Yes, the small one is closer in size to the BD one. Mind you the Petzl one has a thicker spine so it doesn't fit well in BD harness' (at least that's the case in the Couloir harness I own).

John Vanek · · Gardnerville, NV · Joined May 2013 · Points: 0

Thanks for the quick replies, guys.

I didn't think about the fit with the harness; good point. But I use a Petzl harness anyway.


Bill Kirby · · Baltimore Maryland · Joined Jul 2012 · Points: 480

Me likey the new Caritool Evo!

I could see installing one on the back of your harness for long screws to be used at the belays.

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