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Assisted-Braking Belay Devices: Everything You Need To Know Product News

UKClimbing recently ran a comprehensive comparative review of belay devices, in which the EDELRID Jul² scored highly, winning an award for 'Good Value'. Whilst EDELRID are well known for their extensive range of ropes, the extent of their belay device offerings may not be so familiar to you.

They include the Eddy (EN 15151-1 compliant), which offers full assisted-braking functionality. Alongside a range of devices including the Jul², Mega Jul, Mega Jul Sport and Micro Jul (EN 15151-2 compliant) that offer additional safeguards above and beyond a standard tuber device, when the device is correctly operated and the rope is held in the correct position by the belayer.

EDDY

Easy-to-operate semi-automatic belay device with assisted braking and maximum safety for sport and indoor climbing.

  • Controlled descent with an emergency brake system eliminates the "panic pull" syndrome
  • Large lowering lever to ensure controlled descents
  • Simple and safe, easy to thread, logical operation (shown on device)
  • Suitable for 9.0 - 11.0 mm diameter ropes
  • Weight: 360 g

JUL²

    Innovative belay device with high braking performance for single ropes. The optimized Mega Jul geometry ensures easy and secure belaying even with thicker ropes.

    • Body made of high-quality stainless steel
    • Optimized geometry ensures easy operation even for beginners
    • High braking performance assists the belayer with leader falls
    • Rope can be paid out faster to a leader by holding device in the "open" position with the thumb
    • Perfect handling, even for ropes with larger diameter
    • Suitable for 8.9 –11.0 mm single ropes
    • Weight: 105 g

    In this video EDELRID developer Richard Heinz shows you how to use the JUL² belay device, as well as what makes it so special.

    MEGA JUL

    Our most versatile belay and abseil device made of solid stainless steel for durability.

    • High braking performance assists the belayer with leader falls
    • Small eyelet for releasing unit with a carabiner when bringing up your partner
    • For belaying a leader or bringing up 2 seconds, also suitable for abseiling
    • Rope can be paid out faster to a leader by holding device in the "open" position with the thumb
    • Suitable for 7.8 - 10.5 mm ropes
    • Robust solid stainless steel construction
    • Weight: 65g

    The Mega Jul is one of the most versatile belay devices on the market. In this video, developer Simon Graf tells us what the Mega Jul makes so special.

    MEGA JUL SPORT

    The sport climbing version of our award-winning Mega Jul Designed with a specific geometry for sport climbing for slicker belaying, including with thicker ropes, or for trad climbing with double ropes.

    • For belaying a leader or abseiling
    • Robust solid stainless steel construction
    • High braking performance assists the belayer with leader falls
    • Rope can be paid out faster to a leader by holding device in the "open" position with the thumb
    • Suitable for 7.8 - 11.0 mm rope
    • Weight: 88g

    MICRO JUL

    A compact, ultra-light belay and abseil device for half ropes and twin ropes. The only suitable device for use with the Flycatcher 6.9 mm.

    • For belaying a leader or bringing up 2 seconds, also suitable for abseiling
    • Robust solid stainless steel construction
    • High braking performance assists the belayer with leader falls
    • Small eyelet for releasing unit with a carabiner when bringing up your partner
    • Rope can be paid out faster to a leader by holding device in the "open" position with the thumb
    • Suitable for 6.9 - 8.0 mm double and twin ropes and single ropes up to 8.9 mm
    • Weight: 62g

    OHM

    Assisted-braking resistor to increase rope friction when there is a large weight difference between belayer and lead climber. In the event of a fall, the OHM increases the amount of rope friction so that a lighter belayer can hold a heavier lead climber without difficulty.

    • Belayer requires significantly less hand braking force to arrest a fall
    • Lowering a heavier climber is much easier to control
    • OHM is attached at the first bolt in the safety chain
    • Should a lead climber fall at the first bolt, the OHM significantly reduces the risk of a possible ground fall
    • Rope handling when belaying a lead climber not affected (no additional friction when paying out rope)
    • Recommended weight difference (lead climber > belayer): 10 - 40 kg
    • Minimum weight belayer: 40 kg
    • For single ropes from 8.9 - 11 mm
    • Weight: 360 g

    In this video EDELRID product manager Philippe Westenberger takes you through the features and operation of the OHM assisted-braking resistor.

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