Gear Review

5 5

Great Belay Device for Lighter Belayers

I ordered the Verso to belay my 50+lbs-heavier-than-myself boyfriend, and I love it so far. The grooves give me better control and security when lowering my climber, and they help me with quicker, firmer, stronger lock-offs during falls. It's super lightweight, which I love, and the color is vibrant. The boyfriend noted, though, that belaying me with the Verso was a little more difficult than using his own standard ATC device. He stated that this was because I am much lighter, and the grooves aren't necessary for him to belay me and thus just kind of slowed him down. I would recommend it to climbers who belay heavier climbers though, I love it!