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Verso Belay Device

Petzl Verso Belay Device

$21.95

5 5 (10)

  • red
  • green
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Comfort Belay Glove

CAMP USA Comfort Belay Glove

$19.95

5 5 (1)

Jake Jr. Carabiner

Omega Pacific Jake Jr. Carabiner

$17.95

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Zodiac I Beam Keylock Carabiner

DMM Zodiac I Beam Keylock Carabiner

from $15.95

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  • green
  • red
  • yellow

Axion Belay Glove

CAMP USA Axion Belay Glove

$39.95

Bug Belay Device

DMM Bug Belay Device

$16.90

4 5 (1)

Grip Glove

Metolius Grip Glove

$29.95

Transition Climbing Glove

Black Diamond Transition Climbing Glove

$39.95

5 5 (1)

Stone Climbing Glove

Black Diamond Stone Climbing Glove

$32.95

5 5 (1)

  • black
  • yellow

Burlay Glove

Marmot Burlay Glove

$39.95

3/4 Finger Climbing Glove

Metolius 3/4 Finger Climbing Glove

$36.95

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How to Buy a Belay Device

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How to Buy a Belay Device

 

In the event of a fall, a belay device is used to brake the rope and arrest the falling climber. Tube style belay devices like the Black Diamond ATC, and assisted braking devices like the Petzl Grigri are the two most common types. Regardless of what style of belay device you decide on, all must be used with a locking carabiner. Proper training, experience, and attentive use are all required to ensure the safe function of any belay device.

Belay Devices:

The two most common types of belay devices are tube style and assisted braking. Tube style devices are simple to operate, compact, and can be used for every style of climbing as well as rappelling. Assisted braking devices use a camming mechanism to aid in stopping a climber’s fall, and are most often used for sport climbing.

Belay Carabiners:

All belay devices require a carabiner with a locking gate to securely attach the belay device to the harness of the belayer. Some belay carabiners include a mechanism to prevent cross loading.