BELAY DEVICES

Figure8We feature the ‘best of all’ belay devices and descenders from Petzl, Edelweis, CMI, Kong, CMC Rescue, and ABC. These are the products we use and recommend to our clients. 

Belay Devices and Descenders are essentially friction brakes. They are indispensable for controlling the rope, whether one is descending, stopping a fall, or protecting a move.  Devices can be used on single ropes (one strand for rappelling or belaying), as well as on double ropes (two strands for rappelling or belaying). 

"A belay device should be simple and easy to use. The rope should run smoothly through the device so your attention is always on the climber, not on tangled or twisted rope. There are dozens of belay devices on the market. Some are simple friction devices, like stitch plates, tubes, or figure 8's that have no moving parts. An alternative is an automatic belay device that works on a camming principle. Stitch (or belay) plates are flat pieces of metal with holes for one or two bights of rope. Usually the openings are two different sizes. Plates are easy to use, but they aren't smooth rope handlers. Tubes are a modern reincarnation of the traditional belay plate. They have two equal sized holes, so you can switch from single to double rope belays with ease."

By Nancy Prichard

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  1. Petzl Minder Pulley
    $64.95
    High-strength pulley designed for rescue professionals to set up progress capture systems. Learn More
  2. Ballet 8- Mini Rescue 8
    $15.35
    The Ballet 8 is one of the smallest and strongest mini 8's available. Equipped with Ears, it will serve as a rescue 8, personal escape device, or a regular rappel 8. Learn More
  3. Edelrid Micro Jul
    $35.95
    A compact, ultra-light belay and abseil device for half ropes and twin ropes. The only suitable device for use with the Flycatcher 6.9 mm. Learn More
  4. CMC Survivor Mini 8 Front
    $27.00
    CMC Survivor Mini 8 descender works well with Escape Lines or other small diameter ropes where minimum size and weight are the primary requirementsng. Learn More
  5. quickJUMP Free Fall Device
    $2,995.00
    The Head Rush quickJUMP Free Fall Device gives riders the sensation of a “free fall” while comfortably lowering them to the ground. Learn More
  6. Rock Exotica Unicender Climbing Ascend
    $309.00
    Rock Exotica Unicender Climbing Ascender/Descender, Since its inception in 2005, the Unicender Ascender/Desender has been the most flexible tool for tree climbing (Arborist) and spelunking. Learn More
  7. A.L.F. AUTO BELAY/LOCKING PULLEY
    $429.00
    This innovative, all-in-one Pulley/Auto belay for fall protection is lightweight and easy to use. Auto belay pulley Locks in either direction (right or left) while climbing up or down. Learn More
  8. Edelrid Mega Jul
    $35.95
    Our most versatile belay and abseil device made of solid stainless steel for durability. Learn More
  9. CMC Rescue 8 Belay Device Aluminum Front
    $73.00
    The classic CMC Rescue 8 has been refined for even better performance with the current selection of rescue rope sizes from 7/16 to 5/8 inch. Learn More
  10. Fusion Big Foot1
    $16.95
    Fusion Big Foot, Large 5 Hole Rigging Plate that allows easy rigging setups for a variety of big wall anchors and rescue and lowering setups Learn More
  11. Rock Exotica rockStar 3-D Climbing Rig Plate
    $112.00
    Rock Exotica rockStar 3-D Climbing Rig Plate, Now professional climbers have the ability to connect multiple lines from several dimensions to create a floating anchor that before the release of our first 3D rig plate, was cumbersome and complex. Learn More
  12. Air Belay- ATC Belay Device
    $12.50
    The great basic tuber style belay device. Great for climbing racks, ropes challenge course facilitators, climbing sites and ropes course sheds. Well made and long lasting. Learn More
  13. Petzl Fixe Pulley
    $24.95
    Versatile, compact pulley for quick installation onto the rope. Learn More

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