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Assisted Braking Belay Devices

Assisted-braking belay devices are popular for indoor and outdoor sport climbing, adding extra braking in the event of a fall and for lowering off and top roping. In this comparative review seven of the currently available models go head to head.


Latest Reviews

These are reviews from the UKC editorial team

Edelrid's Bulletproof Karabiners

The Edelrid Bullet was first introduced in 2016, and the range has since extended to include screwgates and HMS belay karabiners. We've had a selection on long-term test. Here's what we think.

Sneak Peak: Black Diamond ATC Pilot and Momentum Rock Shoe

In September Black Diamond and Visit Innsbruck teamed up to invite UKClimbing, among others, to the World Youth Championships. As well as watching the event, we managed to try a couple of up and coming products, the ATC Pilot and...

Edelrid Ohm

If there's a big weight difference between lead climber and belayer, the Edelrid Ohm offers a genuine safety gain. Rob Greenwood's initial scepticism was blown out of the water when he got to use this ingenious device in anger...

DMM Mantis belay device

It's light, it offers loads of grip for secure belaying, and it works smoothly on a range of rope diameters - what's not to like? Dan...

Sneak Preview - Petzl GRIGRI+

On 25-26th January UKC were invited to the launch of the forthcoming Petzl GRIGRI+, which is due to hit the shops in April this...

Edelrid Jul 2 Belay Device

Assisted braking belay devices help catch a leader fall by doing some of the braking work for you. With no moving parts, the Jul 2 is...

Via Ferrata Sets from Climbing Technology

No matter what you might think, even for experienced climbers a VF set is an essential purchase if attempting a via...


Latest News

These are annoucements direct from manufacturers

Grivel Twin Gate Carabiners

The Twin Gate is a safety revolution. The innovative design makes it a perfect snapgate or screwgate carabiner with the difference that it's safer and faster: screw gates need extra time to screw and climbers sometimes forget. No more grit, ice and freezing conditions jamming gates and screws.

Beal BE QUICK karabiner

The Beal BE QUICK karabiner is particularly suited for frequent use as it is quick and easy to lock and unlock. It is very effective during repetitions of manouvres on anchors.

The Edelrid Ohm: A revolution

With the amount of interest that has been shown in our competition that is currently running to win 1 of 2 Edelrid Ohm devices. We thought it would be a good idea to give people another look at the Ohm aswell as some of our other products that work well...

Edelrid Bulletproof

With the amount of interest that has been shown in our competition that is currently running to win 1 of 10 HMS Bulletproof carabiners....

Assisted Braking Belay Devices from Edelrid

With the success of our competiton that is currently running on UKC to win 1 of 10 Bulletproof carabiners. We...

All-new Black Diamond ATC Pilot

Superior control with enhanced security. An all-new geometry assisted braking device, the ATC Pilot introduces a system...

Beal ESCAPER detachable abseil system

The Beal ESCAPER detachable abseil system allows abseiling when only a single length of rope is available.


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