Guide Mode Belay Device

Do I Need a Belay Device with Guide Mode?

What is Guide Mode? Guide mode is when a belay device attaches directly to an anchor, and the climber is belayed…

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Belay Device Types Explained

The 5 Belay Device Types Explained

Most climbers own 1-3 belay devices, and use different devices depending on the type of climbing, rope thickness,…

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Do I Need Assisted Braking?

Do I Need Assisted Braking?

Across the spectrum of belay devices, there are many design features that help belayers catch falling climbers.…

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Top 3 mechanical belay devices

Top 3 Most Wanted and Most Owned Mechanical Belay Devices

When we check the WeighMyRack database for the most wanted and owned mechanical belay devices (tube style belay…

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Belay Device Buying Guide

Belay Device Buying Guide

The Top 5 Things to Know When Choosing a Belay Device All forms of roped climbing require a belay device. Just…

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Rappelling with one rope or two

Belay Devices For Rappelling & Lowering

At the end (and sometimes in the middle) of a climb is the inevitable need to get back down to the ground safely.…

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All The 40 Brands That Make And Sell Belay Devices

At WeighMyRack we only list belay devices that are CE and/or UIAA certified and made for climbing. This means we…

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