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How To Belay: Using Assisted Locking Belay Devices

How you use the assisted-locking device depends on what kind of assisted-locking device it is.  In this article, we will demonstrate how you can identify the type of belay device it is and how to use it. What Is an Assisted Locking Belay Device An assisted locking belay device is a tool that climbers use …

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The Evolution of Climbing Belay Devices

Before belay devices, people would just tie a rope around their waist while climbing. Eventually harnesses and different rods were used and to add additional safety to climbers but it wasn’t till the belay device that we saw a dramatic change in climbers safety. What is a climbing belay device? A climbing belay device is …

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6 Of The Best Belay Devices For Beginner Climbers

I have nine belay devices (tubular, semi-assisted and auto-locking) and I still have a couple on my wish list that I’d like to add to my arsenal so when it comes to climbing gear, you can bet that belay devices are my favorite.  As a beginner climber, I bought the cheapest gear on the market …

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How To Clean and Disinfect All of Your Climbing Gear

In addition to making your gear look better, your gear will work better and last longer if you keep it clean. Aside from germs, removing dirt and grime from your gear is something that you should be doing at least once-per-year. Some gear should be cleaned more often. For example, if your rope is dirty …

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Should You Upgrade To An Assisted-Braking Belay Device?

In the first few years of climbing, I used an ATC and never considered spending additional money on an assisted-braking device. However, after witnessing a terrible climbing accident (not even related to an ATC), I realized that I needed gear that could minimize any risk involved in the dangerous sport of climbing. Is an assisted …

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