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Miscellaneous Belay Devices

Just because these items don't fit anywhere else in the classification scheme doesn't mean that they should be ignored. There are several excellent devices in these table sthat you should not overlook.

For comparison, I've divided these into the following four groups:

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Miscellaneous Tubes

These are similar to Belay Tubes, but not meeting the criteria that I used there.
For example, the ones that I placed here may have rope channels defined by
multiple pieces of metal like the original Petzl Reverso, or
they may have moving parts like the Simond Toucan.

Image ID Device Description Acquired Weight Height Width Thickness Std. volume
Edelrid Gigajul  2741  Edelrid Gigajul Stamped Al plates, cast ss inserts, 2 slots, ribbed grooves, plastic-covered cable keeper Got Your Gear, 2019 124 108 37 44 175
Mad Rock Mad Lock (8.4-9.7 mm.) 1658 Mad Rock Mad Lock (8.4-9.7 mm.) Stamped Al body & keeper, 2 slots, 2 eyes, reducing rod installed Mad Rock, 2009 90 83 86 46 328
Mad Rock Mad Lock (9.8-11 mm.) 1659 Mad Rock Mad Lock (9.8-11 mm.) Stamped Al body & keeper, 2 slots, 2 eyes Mad Rock, 2009 79 83 86 45 319
Mammut Smart 2677 Mammut Bionic Alpine Belay Stamped Al plates and cast SS notches & crosspiece riveted together CampSaver.com, 2017 76 88 38 71 236
Petzl Reversino 793 Petzl Reversino Stamped Al body & keeper, 2 slots, 2 eyes Mountain Gear, 2004 57 93 68 33 207
Petzl Reverso 761 Petzl Reverso Stamped Al body & keeper, 2 slots, 2 eyes Inner Mountain Outfitters, 2001 84 99 73 42 301
Raveltik Reflex 1603 Raveltik Reflex 3 Al plates joined by r pairs of U-groove bollards Au Vieux Campeur, 2008 82 83 67 44 247
Simond Toucan 836
2732
Simond Toucan Forged Al blocks riveted to stamped frame, stamped pivoting keeper/release arm
  • Mountain Gear, 2006
  • Premiere Consignment, LLC, 2018
109 86 107 46 427

Rotating Autoblocks

Single-rope devices where the carabiner rides in a slot and the device rotates to provide an auto-block belay.
My decision to include the Alptech A. B. S. here stretches my criteria a bit.

Image ID Device Description Acquired Weight Height Width Thickness Std. volume
Alptech A. B. S., Version A 707 Alptech A. B. S., Version A Forged Al, hard anodized, rope V-groove, HMS slot Eiselin Sport, 1997 84 94 47 30 133
Alptech A. B. S., Version B 1650 Alptech A. B. S., Version B Forged Al, hard anodized, rope V-groove, HMS slot Expé-Spelemat, 2009 102 104 48 31 152
AustriAlpin Fish 2830 AustriAlpin Fish Stamped frame, 2 bars, HMS slot, extended arm /w plastic grip, single rope, soft anodized Outdoor-Climbing, 2021 69 119 54 29 183
Black Diamond ATC-Pilot 2720 Black Diamond ATC-Pilot Cast SS, plastic grip, 1 slot, smooth V groove backcountry.com, 2017 92 95 78 24 177
Camp Yo-yo 712 Camp Yo-yo Stamped frame, bollard, forged notch piece, HMS slots, single rope Tejas Mountain Sports, 1999 107 117 53 25 155
Climbing Technology Alpine↗Up 1767 Climbing Technology Alpine↗Up Stamped side & center plates, metal anvils, plastic spacers & handle Alpinsport Basis GmbH, 2012 178 105 53 37 204
Climbing Technology Click↗Up 1689 Climbing Technology Click↗Up Stamped side plates, metal anvils & plastic spacer Expé-Spelemat, 2010 120 83 72 26 152
Climbing Technology Click↗Up+ 2785 Climbing Technology Click↗Up+ Forged shell, steel guides &anvils, plastic body /w spring-loaded guides Bart Ruggiero, 2020 110 102 74 32 242
Mammut Smart  1634  Mammut Smart Stamped frame, 2 bars, HMS slot, extended arm /w plastic grip, single rope, soft anodized Mountain Gear, 2009 81 123 58 22 157
Mammut Smart 2730
2745
Mammut Smart 2.0 Stamped frame, 2 bars, HMS slot, extended arm /w plastic grip, single rope, soft anodized
  • Evaton.s.r.o, 2018
  • NetRush / Amazon.com, 2019
80 67 116 22 169
Mammut Smart 2.0 with Smarter 2746 on 2745 Mammut Smart 2.0 with Smarter Stamped frame, 2 bars, HMS slot, extended arm /w plastic grip, single rope, soft anodized, with Smarter attached Shoe Annex, 2019 (Smarter) 93 71 122 22 185
Mammut Smart Alpine 7.5-9.5 1720 Mammut Smart Alpine 7.5-9.5 Stamped frame, 2 bars, HMS slot, extended arm /w plastic grip, double rope, soft anodized Mountain Gear, 2011 118 60 121 35 257
Mammut Smart Alpine 8.9-10.5 1721 Mammut Smart Alpine 8.9-10.5 Stamped frame, 2 bars, HMS slot, extended arm /w plastic grip, double rope, soft anodized Mountain Gear, 2011 129 61 120 38 284
Salewa Antz, Version A 682 Salewa Antz, Version A Forged frame, nylon roller, web sling, SS guide rod, HMS slot, single rope Ragged Mountain Equipment, 1994 172 116 66 42 322
Salewa Antz, Version B 2840 Salewa Antz, Version B Forged frame, nylon roller, SS guide rod, HMS slot, single rope Marty Karabin, 2021 155 115 67 49 377
Salewa Ergo 2769 Salewa Ergo Stamped Al & plastic. 1 slot Bike Sport Adventure, 2019 76 70 99 25 168
Singing Rock Rama 2788 Singing Rock Rama Stamped Al & plastic. 1 slot Absolute Snow, 2020 82 111 20 68 153
Wild Country Single Rope Controller, Version A 659 Wild Country Single Rope Controller, Version A Stamped frame, 3 bars, HMS slot, single rope Ragged Mountain Equipment, 1994 86 104 53 29 160
Wild Country Single Rope Controller, Version B 725 Wild Country Single Rope Controller, Version B Stamped frame, 3 bars, HMS slot, single rope, anodized, supplied /w HMS carabiner Mountain Tools, 1999 87 105 64 29 195

Belay Spools

These are multiwrap spools primarily designed for rescue lowering applications.

Image ID Device Description Acquired Weight Height Width Thickness Std. volume
Bassett Metal Studios Belay Spool, Production Model 721 Bassett Metal Studios Belay Spool Unfinished rounded square Al spool, 2 pins, swing frame, SS frame Karst Sports, 1999 870 145 80 77 893
Bassett Metal Studios Belay Spool, Prototype 705 Bassett Metal Studios Belay Spool, Prototype 63 mm. round spool, 2 pins, swing frame, unfinished Al Vertical Supply, 1997 831 145 84 76 926
Bassett Metal Studios Belay Spool, Prototype  2765  Notch Aerial Friction Brake Unfinished rounded square Al spool, 2 pins, swing ing steel frame, pulley sheave anchor /w screw latch Nick Bonner, Treestuff.com, 2019 1530 213 120 101 2567
SBCI Belay Spool 884 SBCI Belay Spool 64 mm. round spool, 2 pins, swing frame, unfinished Al Todd Paris, 2007 848 145 76 84 920
Single Rope Technique RBM 738 Single Rope Technique Equipment RBM 63 mm. round spool, 2 pins, swing frame, SS Single Rope Technique Equipment, 2000 834 132 78 71 729
Traverse Rescue 540° Rescue Belay, Version A 756 Traverse Rescue 540° Rescue Belay, Version A
Star
Al frame, eccentric Al spool on 3-position clutch, release lever CMC Rescue, 2001 671 175 119 77 1604
Traverse Rescue 540º Rescue Belay, Version B 800 Traverse Rescue 540º Rescue Belay, Version B
Star
Al frame, eccentric Al spool on 3-position clutch, release lever Pigeon Mountain Industries, 2004 659 170 119 77 1558

Other Miscellaneous Belay Devices

This is the inevitable category needed for everything else.

Image ID Device Description Acquired Weight Height Width Thickness Std. volume
9Spirit 1726 9Spirit Cast Al, irregular V rope groove, horn, two lateral projections, round eye Expé-Spelemat, 2011 153 157 70 56 616
AlpTech Mascott 1671 AlpTech Mascott Forged Al, hard anodized, 2 long slots, 1 transverse "tuber-ish" slot Expé-Spelemat, 2009 149 165 56 45 415
Bassett Metal Studios Nano-Belay 762 Bassett Metal Studios Nano-Belay
Star
Two welded-eye frame bars, three brake bars (one /w spring latch) Karst Sports, 2001 426 245 64 24 377
Bassett Metal Studios Nano-Belay, Prototype 741 Bassett Metal Studios Nano-Belay, Prototype Two welded-eye frame bars, three brake bars (one long, one /w spring latch) Bassett Metal Studios, 2000 382 227 45 24 245
Bassett Metal Studios Nano-Unloader 763 Bassett Metal Studios Nano-Unloader
Star
Lever with hooks for use with B.M.S. Nano-Belay Karst Sports, 2001 270 267 83 50 1102
Edelrid Frog 610 Edelrid Frog Forged Al, unfinished, rod with 2 eyes Eiselin Sport, 1982 63 80 80 11 70
Edelrid Ohm 2695 Edelrid Ohm Plastic-covered SS body, internal SS V-groove, maillon /w sling and carabiner Backcountry Gear, 2017 473 116 55 38 242
Edelrid Zap-o-mat  1607  Edelrid Zap-o-mat Forged steel body /w steel bollard on spring-loaded shaft, plastic cover & handle Great Outdoors Depot, 2008 162 153 45 32 220
Hewbolt Double HD10 769 Hewbolt Double HD10 Extruded Al body, hard anodized, D-shaped carabiner slot, Al guide bar /w threaded latch Hewbolt, 2002 194 139 49 49 327
Hewbolt Single HS10 768 Hewbolt Single HS10 Extruded Al body, hard anodized, D-shaped carabiner slot, Al guide bar /w threaded latch Hewbolt, 2002 171 139 49 36 240
Kong-Bonaiti Jolly 668 Kong-Bonaiti Jolly Forged steel, plated, 2 slot, bent Inner Mountain Outfitters, 1994 57 60 39 18 42
Munter Hitch  --- Munter Hitch  Knot --- --- --- --- --- ---
Salewa Antz 2692 Salewa nine Forged Al, epoxy finish, irregular V rope groove, two horns, round eye Paul Gerke Funcke, 2017 158 157 73 55 637
Single Rope Technique MBA 737 Single Rope Technique Equipment MBA Al shell, 39 mm. fixed Al pulley Single Rope Technique Equipment, 2000 174 101 57 35 201
Trango Magic APD 759 Trango Magic APD
Star Star
Forged Al, soft anodized, combination double-slot belayer & figure 8 Cormier Mountaineering, 2001 82 144 65 16 150
TRE Sirius, Version A 772 TRE Sirius, Version A Forged frame, hard anodized, 2 rope slots, bar on piston, hinged action Barrabes.com, 2003 149 146 56 35 288
TRE Sirius, Version B 810 TRE Sirius, Version B Forged frame, hard anodized, 2 rope slots, bar on piston /w brass pads, hinged action TRE GmbH, 2005 152 146 56 35 288
Ural Alp Stationary Belay and Descent Device 2845 Ural Alp (Урал АлЬп) Stationary Belay and Descent Device device 10.18 (Стационарное Страховочно-Спусковое Устройство) Steel side plates, bollards, and cam. Foot release with safety lock. For climbing gyms. Marina Khramstova (Марина Храмцова) (marina247), 2021 Device: 1081
Floor bracket: 746
143 156 44 978
Wild Country Revo 2731 Wild Country Revo Forged frame, 2 spring-loaded guide catches, locking reel backcountry.com, 2018 280 106 87 43 393

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