/ Belay glasses
I never see anyone using them at the wall. Do they work?
My wife gets neck pain really quick when belaying.
I've tried them once and they are really good! Just a shame they're so expensive!
So do I. I'd recommend them for sure.
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.
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.
Well done for the first "belay glasses" thread in 6 months that has not been a blatant advertorial! :-)
Or had some smart-arse comment about just learning to belay properly. :)
Thats because they dont exist...
Well, they should really, shouldnt they?
Guess I spoke too soon.
Theres always one ;-)
I tried them and thought they were good. I must get round to buying a pair.
They are good. I use some that cost me less than £10.
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
I tried a pair that a friend owns, loved them, and then bought a pair in the US last year. My neck loves them.
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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