SKU Ascend
$1,230.00 to $1,645.00


Tripod & Monopod User Guide

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.


  • 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
  • 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
  • Specs

    Country of Origin: USA
    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 Guide