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February 14, 2020
Belay devices are essential pieces of equipment for rock climbers, ropes course staff, zip line guides, rappellers, and others who work or recreate in high places. They are used to control the rope and prevent falls while climbing or ascending. There are many different types of belay devices available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages.
- Tubular belay devices are the most common type of belay device. They are simple to use and can be used for a variety of applications. Tubular belay devices work by creating friction on the rope as it passes through the device. This friction helps to control the rope and prevent falls.
- Assisted braking belay devices are a type of belay device that helps to reduce the risk of a fall. Assisted braking devices have a mechanism that automatically locks the rope in place if a fall occurs. This can help to prevent serious injury or death.
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