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Ascend Tripods

Starting at $1,305.00

Meet the Ascend Tripod from RRS. Compact and lightweight, it's the perfect companion for outdoor enthusiasts seeking performance without compromising portability.

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Ascend
$1,305.00
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Overview

With the help of our customers' invaluable feedback, we have made our most compact and versatile adventure-tripod yet. 

The Ascend-14 tripod is a compact, all-in-one support package available in two sizes: 14—which favors a minimum stowed profile, ideal for packing in a carry-on bag, and 14L—which provides an extended working height while still being compact enough when collapsed to easily fit in a backpack.

For an all-in-one package, look to the integrated ball head that nests into the apex. If you already own one of our ball heads, or any other head with a 3/8" mounting socket, a platform version of the Ascend-14 is offered as well. Instead of the integrated ball head, there is a general use traditional platform with mounting-stud.

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.

Features

  • Triangular center column for an overall smaller package
  • Integrated 22mm ball head
  • Independent panning clamp
  • Repositionable drop notch
  • Integrated hex key storage
  • Spirit levels on the clamp and apex
  • A more durable magnetic pulltab mechanism
  • 4 angle stop positions; 0 (folded), 23, 43, 63, and 83 degrees
  • Lever controlled center column
  • Removable and reversible center column
  • Quick, tool-less detachable center column
  • Indexable column safety stop
  • Weight hanging hook
  • Weight hanging loop within column (for use in lightweight mode)
  • Column safety stop within column (for use in lightweight mode)
  • 1/4-20 accessory socket on apex
  • Integrated QD socket on apex
  • High strength to weight ratio
  • Made from CNC-machined 6061-T6 Aluminum
  • Mark II improved twist locks

Ascend-14-BH: Compact, Integrated Ascend Head

Specs

Country of Origin: USA

  • Leg Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Number of Leg Sections: 4
  • Load Capacity 1st Position Fully Extended:  30 lb / 13.6 kg
  • Load Capacity 2nd Position Fully Extended:  25 lb / 11.3 kg
  • Load Capacity 3rd Position Fully Extended:  20 lb / 9.1 kg
  • Load Capacity 4th Position Fully Collapsed:  30 lb / 13.6 kg
  • 1st Position Maximum Height: 59.9" / 152 cm
  • 1st Position Minimum Height:  17.4" / 44 cm
  • 1st Position 3/4 Segments Extended: 48.1" / 123 cm
  • 2nd Position Maximum Height: 50.3" / 128 cm
  • 2nd Position Minimum Height: 14.4" / 37 cm
  • 3rd Position Maximum Height: 36.2" / 92 cm
  • 3rd Position Minimum Height: 10.0" / 26 cm
  • 4th Position Minimum Height: 5.1" / 13 cm
  • Quick Column Height Addition: 10.1" / 26 cm
  • Folded Length: 18.6" / 47 cm
  • Folded Diameter: 3.40" / 8.6 cm
  • Weight:  3.19 lb / 1448 g (2.85 lb / 1292 g lightweight mode, No Column) 

In The Box

  • (1) Ascend-14
  • (2) 5/32" hex keys (required to adjust leg angle tension)
  • (1) 3/32" hex key (required to adjust the tension on the column lock)
  • (1) User's Guide

Ascend-14-PF: Compact, Platform

Specs

Country of Origin: USA

  • Leg Material: Carbon
  • Number of Leg Sections: 4
  • Load Capacity 1st Position Fully Extended:  30 lb / 13.6 kg
  • Load Capacity 2nd Position Fully Extended:  25 lb / 11.3 kg
  • Load Capacity 3rd Position Fully Extended:  20 lb / 9.1 kg
  • Load Capacity 4th Position Fully Collapsed:  30 lb / 13.6 kg
  • 1st Position Maximum Height: 58.2" / 148 cm
  • 1st Position Minimum Height:  15.7" / 40 cm
  • 1st Position 3/4 Segments Extended: 46.4" / 118 cm
  • 2nd Position Maximum Height: 48.6" / 124 cm
  • 2nd Position Minimum Height: 12.7" / 32 cm
  • 3rd Position Maximum Height: 34.5" / 88 cm
  • 3rd Position Minimum Height: 8.3" / 21 cm
  • 4th Position Minimum Height: 3.7" / 9 cm
  • Quick Column Height Addition: 10.1" / 26 cm
  • Folded Length: 17.1" / 43 cm
  • Folded Length (w/ stud): 17.4" / 44 cm
  • Folded Diameter: 3.40" / 8.6 cm
  • Weight:  3.00 lb. / 1360g (2.65 lb. / 1202g lightweight mode, No lower column section)

In The Box

  • (1) Ascend-14 PF
  • (2) 5/32" hex keys (required to adjust leg angle tension)
  • (1) 3/32" hex key (required to adjust the tension on the column lock)
  • (1) User's Guid

Ascend-14L-BH: Long, Integrated Ascend Head

Specs

Country of Origin: USA

  • Leg Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Number of Leg Sections: 4
  • Load Capacity 1st Position Fully Extended:  30 lb / 13.6 kg
  • Load Capacity 2nd Position Fully Extended:  25 lb / 11.3 kg
  • Load Capacity 3rd Position Fully Extended:  20 lb / 9.1 kg
  • Load Capacity 4th Position Fully Collapsed:  30 lb / 13.6 kg
  • 1st Position Maximum Height: 68.9" / 175 cm
  • 1st Position Minimum Height:  19.7" /  50 cm
  • 1st Position 3/4 Segments Extended: 54.8" / 139 cm
  • 2nd Position Maximum Height: 57.4" / 146 cm
  • 2nd Position Minimum Height: 16.3" / 41 cm
  • 3rd Position Maximum Height: 40.6" / 103 cm
  • 3rd Position Minimum Height: 11.2" / 28 cm
  • 4th Position Minimum Height: 5.1" / 13 cm
  • Quick Column Height Addition: 10.1" / 26 cm
  • Folded Length: 21.1" / 54 cm
  • Folded Diameter: 3.40" / 8.6 cm
  • Weight: 3.38 lb / 1534 g ( 3.04 lb / 1378 g lightweight mode, No lower column section) 

In The Box

  • (1) Ascend-14L
  • (2) 5/32" hex keys (required to adjust leg angle tension)
  • (1) 3/32" hex key (required to adjust the tension on the column lock)
  • (1) User's Guide

Ascend-14L-PF: Long, Platform

Specs

Country of Origin: USA

  • Leg Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Number of Leg Sections: 4
  • Load Capacity 1st Position Fully Extended:  30 lb / 13.6 kg
  • Load Capacity 2nd Position Fully Extended:  25 lb / 11.3 kg
  • Load Capacity 3rd Position Fully Extended:  20 lb / 9.1 kg
  • Load Capacity 4th Position Fully Collapsed:  30 lb / 13.6 kg
  • 1st Position Maximum Height: 66.6" / 169 cm
  • 1st Position Minimum Height:  18.2" / 46 cm
  • 1st Position 3/4 Segments Extended: 52.5" / 133 cm
  • 2nd Position Maximum Height: 56.0" / 142 cm
  • 2nd Position Minimum Height: 14.8" / 38 cm
  • 3rd Position Maximum Height: 39.1" / 99 cm
  • 3rd Position Minimum Height: 9.7" / 25 cm
  • 4th Position Minimum Height: 3.7" /  9 cm
  • Quick Column Height Addition: 10.1" / 26 cm
  • Folded Length: 19.6" / 50 cm
  • Folded Length (w/ stud): 19.9" / 51 cm
  • Folded Diameter: 3.40" / 8.6 cm
  • Weight: 3.19 lb. / 1446 g ( 2.84 lb. / 1289 g lightweight mode, No lower column section)

In The Box

  • (1) Ascend-14L PF
  • (2) 5/32" hex keys (required to adjust leg angle tension)
  • (1) 3/32" hex key (required to adjust the tension on the column lock)
  • (1) User's Guide

2 Reviews Write a Review

  • 5

    Lawrence Rankine 18th Nov 2023

    THE best travel tripod

    Ok....so I'm a RRS Fan Boy. But that's because they make the absolute BEST gear in the world. This isn't the lightest or even the smallest "travel" tripod out there, but no other comes close to the sturdiness and stability it provides! Yes, that quality comes at a price. But you'll never need another travel tripod as long as you live.

  • 5

    Jarred Mezias 17th May 2023

    Ascend 14

    Simply put this is the best optics tripod there is! My plan is to use spotting scopes and binoculars in this for hunting and nature watching. This tripod is more than perfect for this roll! Can’t wait to get more time behind it! Had a few questions about it when it came, RRS techs picked up right away and had all the answers. RRS is the best company in the tripod business and well worth the extra coin!!