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CMC Brake Escape Artist, NFPA-E
CMC Escape Artist

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Price: $135.48

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Product Code: ZZ-CMC-300913

CMC Escape Artist, NFPA-E

The CMC Rescue Escape Artist is the most advanced escape descent control device available.

The CMC Rescue Escape Artist is fast becoming the industry standard, thanks to its hands-free edge transition and optimal descent control. When evaluating descenders side by side, many departments prefer the Escape Artist to other alternatives.

Intended to be pre-rigged on an escape line and kept ready for immediate use, the Escape Artist pays out the rope smoothly and then locks when loaded, leaving both hands free to negotiate the exit. Squeezing the lever controls the descent rate.

Intended for the most extreme conditions, the CMC Rescue Escape Artist features all-metal construction and minimal parts to ensure durability and reliable performance. The handle is located inside the side plates to reduce the potential of catching on an edge and to increase mechanical advantage for easier control.

The unique design of the double-brake version ensures that if you squeeze the handle too hard, the Escape Artist will slow or stop your descent. The modified cam is designed to work with rope and CMC's new FR Escape Web.

The CMC Rescue Escape Artist uses a wrap-and-a-half of the rope around the cam to activate the auto-locking function. This simple, patented design provides foolproof activation while limiting the forces on the rope in the event of a fall, increasing safety.

The cam has been updated with a new flange that extends a full 270 degree around the circumference, providing better rope guidance and optimizing the design for use with either escape cord or our new FR Escape Web.

Escape Artist Features:
  • Variable friction allows user to control rate of descent
  • Patented auto-locking design allows hands-free edge transitions
  • Works equally well with or without gloves of all types
  • Constructed of aluminum and stainless steel
  • Compact and lightweight



Rope Size
NFPA Rating
3 sigma MBS
6.5 oz (184 g)
7.5 - 8.5 mm
FR Escape Web

14 kN (3,147 lbf)

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