Decent approach to future ingenuity
I don't find myself climbing as much anymore as I have began to focus on mountaineering and endurance sports more and more the older I get, but I do get out to the crag now and again and find myself often alone. This device is a proven belay device and I use it for a self belay device when solo climbing. Sometimes I top rope with it, and run a prusik and depending on the angles I am working on a shunt as well. Obviously the accomadation of smaller sized ropes means you can work with lighter rigging than in the past which makes me more mobile and allows me to be more dynamic in problem solving. I hate belaying with this device I am a bit old school and much more pragmatic when it comes to belaying, but when using this as a personal belay device I think it is well worth the money.