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Ohm Assisted Braking Resistor

5 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews



Why We Like The Ohm Assisted Braking Resistor

Edelrid's Ohm Assisted Braking Resistor is unlike anything the climbing community has seen before, and it drastically increases safety for lighter belayers and heavier climbers. When clipped to the first bolt or placement, the Ohm increases rope friction so belayers don't fly in the air when the climber falls or lowers. This device doesn't interfere with rope handling whether it's the lead climber clipping or the belayer taking. When heavier climbers fall on the first piece, the most likely result is a ground fall, unless the first piece has an Ohm attached to it. Edelrid made this device compatible with any belay device and any rope between an 8.6 or 11mm diameter.


  • Assisted Braking Resistor helps light belayers and heavy climbers
  • Device increases rope friction when clipped to the first bolt
  • Eases catching falls and lowering climbers
  • Rope handling is unaffected for leader and belayer
  • Significantly reduces the risk of ground falls
  • Compatible with most ropes and every belay device
  • Recommended weight difference (lead climber > belayer) 22 - 88lb
  • Minimum belayer weight: 88lb
  • Item #ELR003B
stainless steel, plastic
assisted brake
Rope Diameter
8.6 - 11mm
Claimed Weight
1lb .6oz
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