The OX BLOCK™ is a rope snatchblock with an integrated friction bar used for hurtman/self rescue, lowering, raising and snubbing loads. It allows the rigging professional to handle loads with greater control. When lowering loads, tension is transferred from the worker to the OX BLOCK™. The OX BLOCK™ replaces standard handline blocks, parted blocks and various snatch blocks. The OX BLOCK™ also has greater WLLs than blocks of similar size.