/ Belay glasses

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Flinticus - on 08 May 2014
Any good?

I never see anyone using them at the wall. Do they work?

My wife gets neck pain really quick when belaying.
McKEuan - on 08 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

I've tried them once and they are really good! Just a shame they're so expensive!
Smelly Fox - on 08 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

> Any good?

Yes

> I never see anyone using them at the wall. Do they work?

Yes

> My wife gets neck pain really quick when belaying.

So do I. I'd recommend them for sure.
Oceanwall - on 08 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

Yes, they do 'work'.
Not only do they prevent stiff neck problems but improve belaying skills in my view by increasing my ability to closely watch the leader at all times. Without the glasses I am unable to tilt my head backwards to look up at the leader for the whole length of time that the route takes.
O.K. They may not be cheap but neiher is a course of physiotherapy!
I paid 85 for my glasses.
GridNorth - on 08 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

Yes with the added benefit that they tend to focus the belayers attention on the leader. They make it harder to look way to talk. Because of this I encourage my belayer at the wall to borrow mine.

Blue Straggler - on 08 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

Well done for the first "belay glasses" thread in 6 months that has not been a blatant advertorial! :-)
1poundSOCKS - on 08 May 2014
In reply to Blue Straggler:

Or had some smart-arse comment about just learning to belay properly. :)
Choss on 08 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

> Any good?

> I never see anyone using them at the wall.

Thats because they dont exist...

Choss on 08 May 2014
In reply to 1poundSOCKS:

> Or had some smart-arse comment about just learning to belay properly. :)

Well, they should really, shouldnt they?
1poundSOCKS - on 08 May 2014
In reply to broken spectre:

Guess I spoke too soon.
Choss on 08 May 2014
In reply to 1poundSOCKS:

> Guess I spoke too soon.

Theres always one ;-)
I like climbing - on 09 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

I tried them and thought they were good. I must get round to buying a pair.
GeoffRadcliffe - on 09 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

They are good. I use some that cost me less than 10.
turtlespit - on 09 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

There's some articles online about 'making your own' by modifying a pair of 'lazy reading glasses'. Search for these on amazon and they're less than 10
Skipinder - on 09 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

I tried a pair that a friend owns, loved them, and then bought a pair in the US last year. My neck loves them.
lithos on 09 May 2014
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Flinticus - on 09 May 2014
In reply to Flinticus:

Thanks for the informative answers. I think a pair will be purchased. My wife is basically refusing to belay me at the climbing centre due to her neck issues (has always been prone to neck strain).

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