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Outdoor Climbing Belay-Devices Beetle & Belay Master 2

DMM
Beetle & Belay Master 2

£25.68 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Belay-Devices Birdie

Beal
Birdie

£51.36 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Belay-Devices Smart 2.0

Mammut
Smart 2.0

£34.85 (inc Vat)
You save 10%

£96.38 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Belay-Devices Ohm Edelrid
Ohm

Assisted braking and friction adding device, the answer to the heavy climber/light belayer question!

£94.24 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Belay-Devices Grigri + Petzl
Grigri +

Assisted braking belay device with anti-panic handle. Ideal for working hard routes and beginners.

£76.32 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Belay-Devices Alpine Up Kit Climbing Technology
Alpine Up Kit

Climbing Technologies Alpine Up Belay device,can be used with single, half or twin ropes, ideal for sports, trad and alpine Climbing and guiding.

£71.83 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Belay-Devices Click Up Plus Climbing Technology
Click Up Plus

Evolution of the CLICK UP provides traditional belaying technique with added safety. Ideal for indoor and sport climbing.

£64.26 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Belay-Devices Grigri Petzl
Grigri

Belay device with assisted braking, for a broad range of single rope diameters (8.5 to 11 mm).

£58.37 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Belay-Devices Click Up Kit Climbing Technology
Click Up Kit

A total use safety belay device for use with a single dynamic rope.

£51.36 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Belay-Devices Birdie Beal
Birdie

A compact assisted braking belay device for sport climbing that doesn't twist the rope, for ropes between 8.5mm to 10.5mm

£35.76 (inc Vat)
You save 10%
Outdoor Climbing Belay-Devices Smart Alpine Mammut
Smart Alpine

Assisted braking alpine belay device with guide mode

£34.85 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Belay-Devices Smart 2.0 Mammut
Smart 2.0

Assisted braking belay at feather light weight.

£30.67 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Belay-Devices Mega Jul Edelrid
Mega Jul

Super versatile belay device that offers assisted breaking for leaders and when abseiling, it also works as a guide plate.

£26.57 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Belay-Devices Pivot DMM
Pivot

The latest mountaineering belay device from DMM - the pivot.

£26.29 (inc Vat)
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Outdoor Climbing Belay-Devices Jul 2 Edelrid
Jul 2

Single rope belay device which creates a large amount of braking assistance when the climber falls.

Belay Devices

Essential for not hitting the ground!

Most modern belay devices work with single or twin ropes, and are designed for dual use (you can abseil on them too). There is a huge range, with most covering a fair range of rope dimensions whilst others are more specific to thicker or thinner ropes, and some providing more or less 'grab' and friction .

The BMC have highlighted 4 categories of belay device, with regard to the style of braking involved with the use of each specific device.

Slick devices work on a frictional basis. They run very smoothly, but require more care when holding a fall.

Intermediate devices have a high degree of friction, but do not actually grab the rope. These provide good general use devices.

Grabbing devices brake sharply, but tend to lock up. These are more forgiving devices, as they lock easily, but lack of attention could mean locking when not required.

Locking devices have a camming action which holds the rope when it is moved rapidly, as in a fall.

Coming into 2020, there are as many belay plates on the market as there are climbers at Stanage on a sunny day! As always we only stock the best, and only after a rigorous test, so if you want more information on any particular plate, feel free to ask. We all have our favourites and we will be happy to tell you why.

DMM

Beetle- the evolution of the bug, an intermediate device, providing a high-friction side with teeth, for 8.5-11mm singles, or 7.3-9.2mm halves. For great value, we stock the Beetle/Shadow HMS combo. A great first belay device.

Pivot- the shell of the beetle, with a quality-of-life improvement; namely, guide mode. Guide mode allows for a lead climber be separate from their system. The pivoting section allows for guide mode to be used at a wider range of angles than plates with a fixed loop.  8.7-11mm single or 7.3-9.2mm halves.

Black Diamond

ATC- Black Diamond's classic Air Traffic Control, this plate is perfect for those who like simplicity, or are new to belaying. The symmetry of the device means it is loadable both ways, which is almost as idiot-proof as belay devices come!

ATC-XP- The XP is a similar device to the DMM Beetle, with a high-friction side, but is larger and with cutouts, for light weight and heat distribution, making this a good device for abbing on.

ATC-Guide- As the Pivot is to the Beetle, so is the Guide to the XP. 

ATC-Alpine Guide- A lighter version of the Guide, for skinnier ropes.

Edelrid

Mega Jul- An assissted braking device for the outdoors, this slim steel plate is designed to pull the carabiner in when locking off, making your life much easier! On top of that, this plate is also equipped with guide mode, so it's little wonder that it's a favourite of two of our staff.

Petzl

Gri-Gri
Gri-Gri+

Beal

Birdie

Climbing Technology

Click Up
Click Up+
Alpine Up

Mammut

Smart
Smart Alpine

Ocun

Hurry

The traditional sticht plate is still a valid belay device which is popular with centres and groups due to the high frictional locking ability of the device, and their ability to take a wide range of rope diameters. They are very grabbing for easy holding of falls, and the addition of springs to some models helps stop any jamming problems that may occur when used in inexperienced hands. Certain members of staff refuse to be parted from theirs...

Locking belay devices with moving parts can be useful for people who have the job of belaying people that work routes heavily. This enables them to roll a fag or open their sardines at will (although we do not recommend either of these practices for various reasons), while still holding their resting partner safely. Proper belaying practises should be followed using any device, but these do make life a little more relaxed. The most common is the Petzl Grigri 2, which is popular with the belay bunnies of harder sport climbers who'll happily hang of a Fr7c all day.

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Gower New Developments

We have available both instore and online copies of Gower New Developments 2018 and 2019 supplemets produced since the South Wales Sports Climbs Rockfax Guidebook. With over 140 routes between them, predominantly in the lower and mid grades and mainly non-tidal.
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Covid-19 Open for online and mail order 7 days a week

We continue to serve though in a reduced capacity! The store will be manned between 10am to 4:30pm each day for mail and online order processing and to continue providing equipment and advice to emergency services and rescue teams. The general public can still benefit from our expertise by phone or e-mailing us to discuss product for delivery. Our website ordering is still fully operational.
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New special offers added to the outdoor clothing sale rails

Exciting new reductions include insulation in our Patagonia sale, base layer and shell from the Mammut Eiger Extreme range, plus selected items from Marmot, Montane, Mammut and Odlo.
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