With the help of our customers' invaluable feedback, we have made our most compact and versatile adventure-tripod yet.
The Ascend-14 tripod with ballhead is a compact, all-in-one support package. The 14L—which provides an extended working height while still being compact enough when collapsed to easily fit in a backpack.
Every detail reimagined for today’s serious adventurer. The ultimate integration of precision engineering and superior performance (and fits in your carry-on).
Our patent-pending integrated center-column and head design packs smaller.
NEW TRIPOD, SAME RRS STANDARD
All aluminum components are CNC-machined from T6061 aluminum stock and type-2 anodized to protect against wear.
VENTED CLEVIS & MAGNETIC PULL-TABS
The air vents prevent pressure gradients from building up, allowing smoother leg extraction and collapse.
Our carbon fiber is produced using a unique weave pattern. This leads to a stronger and stiffer tube, while also staying lightweight.
Sealed twist locks minimize fouling, extend twist lock life and simplify maintenance.
In addition to the pre-installed rubber feet, RRS manufactures two additional types of feet; rock claws and spike feet (sold separately).
INTEGRATED BALL HEAD
Everything you love about our ball heads and panning bases in one versatile head.
Independent panning on top of the ball head allows quick leveling and smooth, accurate pans.
NESTING BALL HEAD
With the center-column collapsed, the 22mm ball nests into the apex for reduced total length and enhanced stability.
HEX KEY STORAGE
A custom compact hex key stows elegantly in the clamp for convenient access anytime
RRS QUICK-RELEASE CLAMP
Lever-operated quick-release system securely clamps onto 1.5" RRS standard dovetails.
Alternatively, a platform-only option is available to those who would like the ability to screw on a separate head.
Benefit from the added height without the ground-level limitations of a typical quick-column. Simply detach, flip, and lock to get that ground-level shot.
Triangular shaped column allows the tripod legs to be closer together when folded, reducing the packed diameter of the tripod.
REMOVEABLE LOWER SECTION
The lower section of the quick-column can easily be removed without tools in order to lower the tripod to ground level. It can also be removed for a lighter setup.
This can be used to hang weight from the bottom of the column in order to increase the tripod's stability.
When shooting underneath the tripod or quickly moving from location to location, the safety stop will keep your gear from accidentally falling to the ground. It can easily be turned on or off by the user.
The height of the column can quickly be adjusted by the lever actuated locking system.
Included with the Ascend-14 is our attention to detail, top-quality craftsmanship, and commitment to proudly make and hand-assemble all our tripods in the USA.