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. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Petzl Fixe Pulley
    $24.95
    Versatile, compact pulley for quick installation onto the rope. Learn More
  5. Petzl ASAP Fall Arrest Device
    $239.95
    Petzl ASAP Fall Arrest Device, In normal use, the device moves freely along the rope without any manual intervention and accompanies the user in all his movements. Learn More
  6. AustriAlpin ropeX Figure 8
    $51.00
    A specially formed figure-8, designed and developed together with Mark daCosta & Axel Manz, for canyoning and rope rescue for guides. Learn More
  7. Petzl Twin Pulley
    $119.95
    High-strength double pulley designed for rescue professionals to set up progress capture systems of high mechanical advantage. Learn More
  8. KONG HYDROBOT Rappel/Belay Devices
    $49.00
    Hydrobot is a new tool conceived for Hydrobot is a new tool conceived for modern canyoning; can be used both with one or two ropes and it allows an easy changement of the braking under load. Learn More
  9. Rope Belay Spool
    $85.95
    This manual rescue belay can be used as a self belay or with a belayer. The side plates and drum are made from heat treated 6061 T6 Aluminum while the two stainless steel pins keep the rope seperated as it is reaved around the drum. Drum is Aircraft Hard Anodized for extended wear which cost more but makes for a superior product. Learn More
  10. Edelrid Jul2
    $32.95
    Innovative belay device with high braking performance for single ropes. The optimized Mega Jul geometry ensures easy and secure belaying even with thicker ropes. Learn More
  11. Petzl Huit
    $19.95
    Figure 8 descender, compact and lightweight. Square shape helps reduce rope twist. Learn More
  12. Rock Exotica RockGrap Rope Ascender
    $74.00
    The Rock Exotica RockGrap Rope Ascender body is milled along the side to remove unnecessary material, making it one of the lightest rope grabs available. Learn More
  13. CMC Rescue Rappel 8
    $67.00
    Just right for SWAT teams, climbers, cavers, and sport rappelers, the slightly more compact design of the CMC Rappel 8 offers superb control on smaller rope. Learn More

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