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Atlas Devices is the developer and manufacturer of the world’s highest performing powered ascenders. Years of innovative development with close customer involvement have resulted in powered ascent products that are as technologically superior as they are ergonomic. Atlas Powered Ascenders weigh the least, lift the most, and handle the entire range of climbing rope diameters without having to change parts. Their compact size enable easy operation in confined spaces and challenging maneuvers. The APA-5’s detachable battery offers true power tool-like operation. And with controls as simple and natural as an electric drill, Atlas Powered Ascenders unlock new capabilities in all environments, truly at the touch of a button.

Atlas Powered Ascender APA-5


Lightweight and powerful, the Atlas Devices APA-5 is a multi-mission device that hauls combat rescue loads, extends warfighter stamina and reduces mission exposure.


To achieve a tactical advantage, perform material haul, or rescue casualties, military doctrine often requires the ascent of men and materiel over steep obstacles in mountainous, urban, and maritime environments. This is a highly technical and physically exhausting task that consumes the warfighter and impacts mission planning. To eliminate the burden of vertical obstacles, Atlas Devices developed the APA-5.

Building upon its theater-proven predecessor, the Atlas Powered Ascender is a rugged, battery operated ascender that easily integrates into current SOPs and COTS climbing equipment. Whether operating at maritime depth, in a desert dust storm, or 100’ AGL in a helicopter, the Atlas Powered Ascender is a force multiplier that effortlessly reduces time and exposure during vertical operations.








A quick connect, powertool-like battery allows for on-the-fly swapping of batteries for extended operation, packload distribution, and improved mission planning.






Designed for the dismounted warfighter, the ascender weight is about the same as two 150’ lengths of 7/16” static rope.







Able to lift over 600 lbs directly, the lightweight system improves force protection and reduces the operational footprint by replacing a 6-9 man haul team and complicated haul systems for CASEVAC missions..





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