Gear Review

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Innovation...?

Throw these on a sport anchor, and make a thrilling (good) belaying for people on top rope. Trad climbers, think of the last climb with rope drag "issues"; now throw this little guy on a long sling and take the profanity out of climbing.

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Using these on a top rope would be a terrible idea. More friction means more force for the belayer, which means more work for the belayer, which means more chance for error.

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I meant to say less friction...

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Less friction, but also less rubbing on the rope. I doubt (but don't know) it would add much more force on the rope at the belayers hands.. Unless you got a 140 pound belayer and a 180 pound climber, I say go for it!