Belay Devices & Locking Gates

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Edelrid Giga Jul

Billed as the most versatile belay device ever, the Giga Jul is the latest in a long line of belay devices under the Jul label. After six months of use we give the verdict here, especially with a view to how it suits UK trad climbing.

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Climbing Technology Click Up+ Assisted Braking Belay Device

The Click Up+ is an updated version of the popular Click Up. Will we love the update as much as we loved the original?

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...

Group Test 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...

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...

Latest News

These are announcements direct from manufacturers


2024 is, as usual, shaping up to be an exciting year for EDELRID. This year brings, not only some new products but also some long overdue updates to existing products in the range. We could go on for hours about updates to the range but instead...

Climbing Technology New Click Up Colours and Tuner I Lanyard

The Climbing Technology Click Up is one of the most popular belay devices on the market. Spring 2022 sees the introduction of three new colours. 

Beal ORIENT EXPRESS Screwgate Karabiner

Beal ORIENT EXPRESS is a unidirectional screw locking karabiner designed for use with belay plates where the ropes pass through the karabiner.

Wild Country Revo - The first bi-directional belay device with a backup

The first bi-directional belay device with a backup. The Revo makes belaying simple,...

The GIGA JUL: A new innovation from EDELRID

The Giga Jul combines all the advantages of our best-selling Mega Jul with those of a standard tuber.

Beal BIRDIE - Compact belay device with assisted braking

Compact belay device with assisted braking for lead climbing or top rope. All metal construction,...

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...

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