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Trango Cinch Belay Device


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    Quick feeds, soft catches, and silky smooth lowerings.

    Thanks to its compact size and easy-to-use design, the Trango Cinch Belay Device is a solid choice for catching whippers at the sport crag as well as longer multi-pitch adventures. The fluid design allows you to quickly feed and take rope without having to ever remove your break hand, and the assisted breaking technology provides a soft and secure catch every time. Plus, you can be confident when you tie in with your ultra-thin redpoint cord, because the Cinch works with ropes all the way down to 9.4mm.

    • Assisted breaking technology dynamically breaks the rope for soft and secure catches
    • Cinch allows you to quickly feed and take rope without having to ever remove your brake hand from the rope
    • Release handle allows for super smooth lowering and rappels
    • Compact design and a low weight of just 6.4oz allows the cinch to perform on long multi-pitch routes
    • Designed to work with ropes from 9.4mm to 11mm in diameter
    • Proper training and experience required for safe use
    • Item #TRG0060

    Tech Specs

    Auto Locking
    yes, assisted braking system
    Rope Diameter
    9.4 - 11 mm
    Claimed Weight
    6.4 oz
    Recommended Use
    sport climbing, trad climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Fantastic belay device

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have the gri-gri, Mammut alpine, the reverso and the regular ATC. By far this is the smoothest lead climbing belay device so far!
    My belay partner absolutely loves this device over all the others as it is instantaneous lock down on a fall and then lowering is much easier for her too. She is left handed and the ergonomics fit her perfectly. She also feels more secure climbing as she doesn't feel that she is going to fall far from the quickdraw. She felt the others allowed to much falling slack before the device locked.
    We are beginners to intermediate climbers and the peace of mind that comes with this device is tremendous!
    Definitely recommend this cinch belay device.

    Favorite Belay Device

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been using the Trango Cinch for about 7 years now and I'll never use anything else. My wife uses the Grigri and I've used it from time to time, but I keep going back to the Cinch. The Cinch feeds rope much easier than the Grigri. So for lead belaying, I think it has a way better feel. Downside to the Cinch is that it doesn't have a camming unit like the Grigri does, so lowering is much less smooth (especially if you're using very thin, or very thick ropes). Size and weight are about the same, so no winner there.

    My first cinch did start to wear out after 5 years of consistent use. When weighted by the climber the rope would VERY slowly slip through the cinch. Even the slightest bit of pressure stopped this, but it still happened. This was likely because I was using a thin rope, but still. I called Trango and they sent a new one at no cost to me. Supposedly they fixed this, but I haven't used my current one long enough to notice.

    Overall, I think both the Cinch & Grigri are great options. I love the Cinch though, mainly because of how easy it manages the rope. I will likely always be a Cinch user. They are simply amazing! On a side note, I think the Grigri is a better option than the Cinch for beginners because of the assisted lower and camming feature. If you are a proficient belayer that wants the best lead belay experience of their life, try this!

    Best autolock belay device

      Great for toprope belays, outstanding and for lead belays. I use this as my regular device for any single-pitching I do. Pretty simple to use and very reliable. Be sure you get a tutorial on how to use it correctly and then off you go. Light, durable, well-made.

      Simple, easy to use. Best for top-roping

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Great for top roping. Had to YouTube the video on how to appropriately use for leading. have a bit of trouble giving slack during leading, but I'm sure I could learn to do it better through practice. I use it a few times a week, and it works. When my wife and I were learning, she felt much more comfortable learning to belay me on this device.

      Great device

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Ok, so I'm kinda new in rock climbing (or that's what I say to myself since I'm not that good ha) but I've tried a couple of other belay devices and this one is really easy to use and feels super safe, it takes just a couple of minutes to learn how it works, I've use it only to secure a climber, never done rappel, catching a fall is super easy and unlocking is also quite easy, I absolutely recommend this either for an expert or a beginner .

      Best belay device

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I've tried every belay device out there and this one is the winner. It feeds rope quick and smooth for belaying a leader. It takes a bit to get used to pulling the rope horizontally to feed. It locks real easy, almost too easy, when catching a fall. From time to time I may accidentally lock it while I'm belaying but it's quick and easy to unlock. Not too many negatives, it can be used to rappel but only on one strand. Cannot belay directly of anchor. Overall, it's the best thing that exists for these purposes...

      Trango Instructional Video

      Here is a video from Trango on using the Cinch belay device

      sUper sMooth

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This device is the ideal, simple, smooth autolock belay device. Pay more for the Petzel name if you must. I love it. Make sure you're using it for the right sized rope. I've used this with my Stearling Kosmos 10.2 and Mammut Tusk 9.8. very smooth operation on both.

      You have a Petzl what? Get a Cinch

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I've use both the Gri Gri and the cinch and would take the Cinch over the Gri Gri any day. I'm not really sure why the Cinch isn't more popular, but it is probably all because everyone wants to buy Petzl stuff and they just haven't heard about the Cinch. This thing is great. It takes a couple minutes to figure out how to use it smoothly, but for beginners I give them this instead of an ATC every time. Auto locking with nothing to hurt the rope, its just a great piece of gear that will make taking out new climbers a lot less of a headache.

      Great for Beginning Belayers

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Whenever I'm climbing with a newer climber, I always pull out my trusty Cinch. Smooth and simple. Pay attention to rope thickness as thin ropes slide right through.

      Simple and versatile

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      It is simple, compact and versatile device.

      I use it as the high (chest) piece when TR soloing, indoors, outdoors cragging, multipitch climbing, as a backup device when jugging, etc.

      I prefer Cinch to Grigri 2 by the following reasons:

      1. Ropes glides better thru Cinch. When you belay your second off an anchor again and again this really makes difference.

      2. It is more versatile (you can use it unmodified as a jug backup, as a top piece for solo TR, etc).

      3. It is less bulk (more compact, takes less space on my harness).

      4. It can be put on and taken off of a weighted rope. Trick you can never do with figure 8, ATC or Grigri.

      I prefer Grigri 2 to Cinch by the following reasons:

      1. Grigri is intuitive, Cinch is counterintuitive. One takes a Grigri and in five minutes is able to give a belay. One takes a Cinch and in five minutes is ready to drop you to the ground after shortroping you badly on every clip.

      2. Virtually everybody knows how to belay with Grigri.

      Thus for cragging with semi-random people I prefer Grigri 2, for all other applications (especially multi-pitch and aid) I prefer Cinch. Also prefer Cinch indoors because it is more smooth.

      Warning! One MUST watch an instructional video (on Trange web site) before an extensive training on this device usage. It is smooth when and ONLY when used properly.