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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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Grivel Master Pro + Mega Screwgate Kit http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/master_pro_belayer_mega_screwgate_kit.jpg

Versatile and adaptable for normal belaying and bringing up a second, the Master Pro + Mega Screwgate Kit from Grivel is the ideal belay set all types of climbing.

Grivel Master Pro + Clepsydra Kit http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/master_pro_belayer_clepsydra_kit.jpg

Versatile and adaptable for normal belaying and bringing up a second, the Master Pro + Clepsydra Kit from Grivel is the ideal belay set all types of climbing.

Grivel Ascender/Descender A and D http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/ascender-lft.jpg

These handled ascenders/descenders from Grivel bring a whole new level of versatility when moving on fixed ropes. The A & D (Ascender and Descender) comes in both left and right handled versions

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.

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

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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.

DMM Boa HMS 3 Colour Pack http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/Boa-3-colour-pack.jpg

The DMM Boa HMS, one of the best HMS biners around, is now available as a 3 pack of colour coded biners.  The colours help simplify systems, keep things organised at belays and make it easier for teaching novice leads.

Edelrid Spoc Pulley http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/73743_138a_1.jpg

Whether you are climbing on a big wall or high-altitude mountaineering, Edelrid's Spoc should always be with you. At just 60g, you will hardly notice the extra weight.

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.

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

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

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. 

Edelrid Mega Jul Sport Belay Device http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/mega-jul-sport-ss17.jpg

The Edelrid Mega Jul Sport is a sports climbing variant of the Edelrid Mega Jul, and features a specific geometry for sport climbing for slicker belaying, including with thicker ropes. 

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 Belay Device http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/atc-black.jpg

With no moving parts or gimmicks there is nothing to break or go wrong, making the ATC as dependable a performer as you could possible ask for. Perfect for belaying single or double ropes (7.7mm - 11mm)

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

Petzl Stop Descender http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/d009aa00-stop_lowres.jpeg

The Stop by Petzl is an assisted-braking descender designed for caving. The Petzl Stop descender is to be used with 8.5 to 11 mm diameter low stretch kernmantel ropes.

Beal Birdie Belay Device - Orange http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/125437-tm_thickbox_default.jpg

Featuring an innovative design that doesn’t twist the rope, the all-new Birdie by Beal is a compact assisted breaking belay device. 

Beal Birdie Belay Device - Green http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/125435-tm_thickbox_default.jpg

Featuring an innovative design that doesn’t twist the rope, the all-new Birdie by Beal is a compact assisted breaking belay device. 

DMM Mantis Belay Device and Ceros Carabiner Set http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/ceros-mantis-blt.jpg

A perfect pairing, the Mantis Belay Device and Ceros Screwgate Carabiner combined, offers great versatility for all climbers. 

Edelrid Mega Jul Belay Device and Bulletproof Screwgate Kit http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/73734_138.jpg

Partnered together, both the lightweight Mega Jul Belay device and the Bulletproof HMS Screwgate make a great pairing for all multitudes of climbing.

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.

Edelrid Giga Jul Belay Device http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/73742_663a.jpg

Edelrid have expanding their JUL line of light-weight stainless steel belay devices with the introduction of Giga Jul. Edelrid's most versatile belay device.

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. 

DMM Pivot Belay and Phantom HMS Set http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/pivot-phantom-set-blue.jpg

An extremely compact, lightweight and strong HMS combined with a versatile, high performance belay device which allows you to easily control lowering one or two seconds in guide mode.

Climbing Technology Groove Belay Plate http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/Groove-Belay.jpg

The Climbing Technology Groove is an alpine style belay plate and descender, and can be used for direct belays with one or two climbers. 

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.

Edelrid Jul 2 Belay Device http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/jul-2-belay.jpg

The Edelrid Jul2 is a great single rope belay device, with superb braking performance, and is effective with ropes from from 8.9mm right up tyo 11mm. The notch also assists emergency braking in a leader fall

Black Diamond ATC Alpine Guide - Envy Green http://https://www.climbers-shop.com/https://www.climbers-shop.com/images/620047_3011_envygreen_atc-alpineguide.jpg

A more compact, lighter version of Black Diamond’s versatile ATC Guide, the ATC Alpine Guide is built for climbers after fast and light ascents in the mountains.

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...
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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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