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Belay, Ascent and Descent

Belay, Ascent and Descent

Vital kit for safe climbing, your choice of belay device will depend on what sort of climbing you do and your level of experience. We stock a wide range of belay devices for all climbing disciplines.

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Petzl Verso - Green http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/d019aa01-verso_lowres.jpeg

The Verso is Petzl's lightest belay device. Now updated, the Verso is now built to accommodate most rope diameter. Light, compact and a superb all-round belay device.

Petzl Reverso - Red http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/d017aa02-reverso_lowres.jpeg

The ultralight Reverso by Petzl now offers more durability and ease of use. The multi-functional Reverso now accommodates most rope diameters.

Petzl Grigri - Red/Orange http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/d014ba01-grigri_lowres.jpeg

Compact and lightweight, the Petzl GriGri has long been a favourite among climbers that want the added security offered by an assisted braking belay device.

Petzl Reverso - Gray http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/d017aa00-reverso_lowres.jpeg

The ultralight Reverso by Petzl now offers more durability and ease of use. The multi-functional Reverso now accommodates most rope diameters.

Petzl Verso - Gray http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/d019aa00-verso_lowres.jpeg

The Verso is Petzl's lightest belay device. Now updated, the Verso is now built to accommodate most rope diameter. Light, compact and a superb all-round belay device.

Petzl Reverso - Green http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/d017aa01-reverso_lowres.jpeg

The ultralight Reverso by Petzl now offers more durability and ease of use. The multi-functional Reverso now accommodates most rope diameters.

Petzl Grigri - Grey http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/d014ba00-grigri_lowres.jpeg

Compact and lightweight, the Petzl GriGri has long been a favourite among climbers that want the added security offered by an assisted braking belay device.

Petzl Grigri - Blue http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/d014ba02-grigri_lowres.jpeg

Compact and lightweight, the Petzl GriGri has long been a favourite among climbers that want the added security offered by an assisted braking belay device.

Edelrid OHM Belay Device http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/edelrid-ohm.jpg The Edelrid Ohm is a clever assisted-braking device that helps alleviate the problems associated with belaying a significantly heavier climber. Ideal for climbing walls, this device acts as a runner on the first bolt of a climb...
DMM Figure of Eight http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/figure-8.jpg

The DMM Figure 8 is a classic abseil plate ideal for centre and group use. Can be used for belaying too in more experienced hands

Wild Country Revo Belay Device http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/wildcountry_revo_front.jpg

The Wild Country REVO is a tube-style device with a backup-locking mechanism for belaying which can be used either way round.

DMM Beetle Belay Device with Belay Master 2 HMS Carabiner - BLT http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/beetle_belay_master_set_blt_1.jpg

A match made in heaven you could say? The DMM Beetle belay device combined with the DMM Belay Master 2 makes a great belaying team. Together they offer superb control and safety.

Climbing Technology Click Up and Carabiner Belay Kit http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/click-up-800x800.jpg

The Climbing Technology Click Up is a modern belay device thats ergonomic and easy to use.  This belay kit also includes the Climbing tech Concept HMS biner which has a sprung bar retainer

Climbing Technology Click Up+ - Orange http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/click_up_plus.jpg

The Climbing Technology Click Up+ is an innovative manual braking belay device, a further development of the original Click Up.

Edelrid Bud Figure of 8 Abseil Device http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/bud-figof8-edelrid.jpg

The Bud is a classic Figure of Eight device from Edelrid. Ideal for abseiling, but can be used as a belay device too. It dissapates heat well and is simplicity itself to operate. 

Wild country Ropeman MK2 Black http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/ROPEMAN-2-BLACK.jpg

Now reworked with forged sideplates the Wild Country Ropeman 2 is neater in the hand, a touch lighter and has a smoother function across a broader range of karabiners. 

Y and Y Belay Glasses - Metal http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/metal.jpg

A novel solution to an age old climbers problem; Belayer's Neck. The Y & Y Belay Glasses give the belayer a vertical view while keeping their head horizontal, meaning no more stiff, aching neck from long periods of looking upwards.

Climbing Technology Otto - Big http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/otto-big.png

The CT Otto is a classic and timeless design. The Otto-Big is a large sized figure of eight, perfect for use with thicker diameter ropes from 9-12mm. 

Y and Y Belay Glasses - Plasfun http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/plastic.jpg

A novel solution to an age old climbers problem; Belayer's Neck. The Y & Y Belay Glasses give the belayer a vertical view while keeping their head horizontal, meaning no more stiff, aching neck from long periods of looking upwards.

Petzl Tibloc 2 Ascender http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/b01b-tibloc_lowres.jpeg

The Tibloc Ascender by Petzl is an ultra-light and very compact ascender for rope ascents, hauling systems or friction knot replacement in self-rescue situations.Weighing in at only 35g, you’ll barely notice it on your harness.

Climbing Technology Doble Belay Kit - Lobster http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/2k615-doble-kit-lobster.png

Combing the Doble Belay with the Snappy Screwgate, this set is very lightweight and works with single, half and twin ropes and is ideal for multitudes of climbing from indoor use to trad climbs outdoors.

Petzl Shunt http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/shunt-ss17.jpg

The classic Petzl Shunt is an emergency ascender that replaces a traditional Prusik knot.  It offers you an additional safety back up when abseilling and will grab onto the rope when pressure is released

DMM Beetle Belay Device http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/c63_12953_beetle-blue.jpg

The Beetle takes over the Bug and now comes with greater holding power thanks to additional grooves. Hot Forged, this belay device is durable and affordable, making it an ideal choice for any climber.

Black Diamond ATC XP Belay Device http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/620075_blak_atc_xp_web.jpg

Now 30% lighter than it's original, the updated ATC XP features an updated construction. A durable and versatile belay device featuring multiple firction modes.

Black Diamond ATC Pilot Belay Device http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/620078_atcpilot_1_web.jpg

An all-new geometry assisted braking device, the ATC Pilot introduces a system that provides an added level of security to your belaying, while allowing for smooth rope payout and is ideal at indoor climbing walls or single-pitch cragging.

DMM Pinto Pulley http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/dmmpintopulley.jpg

An indispensable component. The Pinto Pulley by DMM is recommended for aborist, rescue, hauling and many applications where friction reduction is required.

Beal Escaper Abseil System http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/escaper_abseil_system.jpg

The Beal Escaper Abseil System is a retrievable rope anchor designed to let you travel a full rope length without leaving any gear behind.

Petzl Evolv Adjust Double Lanyard http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/evolv-adjustable.jpg

This double lanyard system from Petzl is designed for aid climbing situations, to help position the climber for comfort, while offering and extra degree of safety. The Evolv Adjust features full adjustability from 15cm to 150cm.

DMM Aero HMS Kwiklock Carabiner http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/dmm-aero-kl.jpg

The DMM Aero Kwiklock HMS gives fast-acting security and makes a hearty companion for climbers who are gear and toughness oriented.

Edelrid Eddy Belay Device http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/edelrid-eddy-belay.jpg No Description Available
DMM Sentinel HMS Screwgate - 2 Pack http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/sentinel-twin-pack.jpg

This pack contains 2 of DMM's superb Sentinel mini HMS carabiners.  Perfect for rigging and belay, this biner is ultra versatile and a worthy adition to any trad or mountaineering rack

DMM Pivot Belay Device http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/pivot-green.jpg

The DMM Pivot is an innovative belay device that can be used in both direct (guide) and indirect mode. The Pivot has a very simple solution to the problem of releasing under load in guide mode - a pivoting hanger 

Wild Country Pro Guide Lite Belay Device http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/pro-guide-lite-belay.jpg

The Wild Country Pro Lite Guide is a trimmed down lightweight belay device designed to be used in both direct and indirect belay modes. 

Petzl Micro Traxion Pulley http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/Petzl-Micro-Traxion.jpg

The Petzl Micro Traxion is an ultra-light, super-compact, self-jamming pulley that can be used in almost any situation from crevasse rescue to self-belaying. 

Climbing Technology RollNlock Pulley/ Rope Clamp http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/rollnlock.jpg

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Edelrid Mega Jul Belay Device http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/Edelrid-Mega-Jul.jpg

The Edelrid Mega Jul is an amazingly light belay device designed to be used in direct and indirect belay modes.  Perfect for alpine and mountaineering routes

Black Diamond Index Ascender http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/index_left-ascender.jpg

A new breed of handled ascender - the BD Index features a trigger release for fast, effortless operation on hard-to-clean pitches and uses an ergonomic, dual-density grip to increase comfort for long days on the wall.

DMM Mantis Belay Device and Belay Master 2 Carabiner http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/mantis-blt-master.jpg

The DMM Mantis combined with the DMM Belay Master makes a great belaying team. Together they offer superb control and safety. A match made in belay heaven. 

DMM Mantis Belay http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/mantis-blt.jpg

The DMM Mantis is a high performance belay device, based on the same geometry of their popular Pivot device. Deep rope grooves offer excellent grip on ropes from 7.5mm up to 11mm. 

Petzl Tandem Pulley http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/tandem-pulley-red.jpg

Designed specifically for Tyrolean traverses with rope, the Petzl Tandem Pulley is smooth and efficient, with self lubricating bushes on the sheaves. 

Petzl Tandem Speed Pulley http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/tandem-speed.jpg

Petzl's Tandem Speed Pulley is an efficient double pulley for travel along ropes and cables. Designed for lower-angle Tyrolean traverses, this double pulley is designed to be fast and smooth running

Climbing Technology Otto - Small http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/otto-small.png

The CT Otto is a classic and timeless design. The Otto-Small is a compact figure of eight, perfect for use with ropes up to 10.5mm diameter.  Perfect for use with single, twin or half ropes.

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