ZIGZAG Mechanical Prusik

Petzl technical illustration of tree climber using a Petzl ZIGZAGDiscover and experience the Petzl ZIGZAG mechanical Prusik.

The objectives of this module are:

  • To discover the ZIGZAG and its principal methods of use
  • To explore the benefits of the ZIGZAG for yourself
  • To compare the ZIGZAG to other systems for access to and movement in the crown


  • Introduction to the Petzl ZIGZAG.
  • Demonstration of its functions.
  • Practical exercises on rope compared to friction hitches, for access to and movement in the crown.
  • Demonstration of rescue techniques.


  • Arborists.
  • Tree care market sales force.
  • Petzl Technical Partners.