CMC Rescue

MPD™ (Multi-Purpose Device) — — — CE Certified

CE Model not available for purchase in the United States

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For pricing and availability of the CE Model, please contact a CMC Rescue dealer in your area, or our customer support team at or (805) 562-9120.


An Innovation in Rope Rescue!
Pulley / Descender / Belay Device

Pat. 7,658,264
EN 12278:2007
EN 341:2011/2A
EN 12841:2006/C

(MPD CE tested using 11 mm Teufelberger PATRON rope.)

The MPD allows you to go from lowering to raising without changing hardware. More than nine years of research and development went into the patented Multi-Purpose Device (MPD), which features major innovations in advanced technical hardware for rope rescue professionals. The MPD’s high-efficiency pulley, with an integral rope-grab mechanism, allows it to be used as a lowering device on the main line and belay line systems and be quickly changed over to a raising system without switching out or replacing hardware. The combination of essential features into a single device simplifies on-scene rigging, expediting the rescue. The revolutionary MPD increases user safety with:

  • Reduced Weight
  • Fewer Components
  • Faster Rigging
  • Quick Changeovers
  • Simplified Training
  • Lower Risk


The MPD is CE Certified as a pulley and descent control device

  • Variable-friction descent control device for rescue systems and rappels
  • Incorporates a high efficiency pulley with an integral rope-locking mechanism (ratchet) for a haul system
  • Built-in becket allows cleaner rigging and more efficient pulley systems
  • Allows main line and belay line rigging to be mirrored or twin-tensioned
  • Functions as both a lowering brake and as a ratcheting pulley for raising
  • Ideal for confined space operations because it converts rapidly to a retrieval line


The MPD comes with a padded Cordura® nylon storage bag and User’s Manual.


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MPD Quick Reference Training Videos

Produced by Tom Pendley of Desert Rescue Research, the videos shot during actual training highlight basic features and how-to’s with the MPD.


Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Operation

Part 3: Practice Tips


MPD™ (Multi-Purpose Device) — — — CE Certified Product Specs

Option Item Product Weight Rope Size 3 sigma MBS Pulley Color
11 mm Model 333010-CE 2.6 lb (1.2 kg) 11 mm (7/16 in) 44 kN (9,891 lbf) Slate

MPD™ (Multi-Purpose Device) — — — CE Certified