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Topic - Assisted braking belays: can any be used for trad?

RobbieNClimb - on 19 May 2013
Hello, I'm using a click up belay device. I was told assisted devices shouldn't be used for trad climbing, because they lock up too quickly and don't absorb the force of falls too well.. placing too much pressure on gear. I'm wondering if this is true of ALL assisted devices, and whether the click up is any exception. Can it be safely used for any climbing apart from sport? I am not planning on doing any climbing other than sport climbing for a while but I am just curious really. Thanks.
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