How to choose belay devices
A belay device is essential climbing equipment
that acts as a brake on the climbing rope. It helps protect the climber at the other end by applying friction to the rope. Climbing gear belay device
and the belayer’s quick braking hand which locks the other end of the rope maintain the tension on the rope and ensure the climber’s safety. Which belay device you would choose depends on the type of climbing you are interested in.
Types of climbing belay device
2. Assisted braking
3. Figure 8
Lets discuss all of them in detail below;
Tubular belay devices
Tubular belay devices are suitable for sport climbing, gym climbing, and multi pitch trad climbing. They are compact, light, and easy to use. This type of tubular device can accommodate single as well as double ropes. Petzl
, Black Diamond
, and Grivel
offer the finest belay devices.