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Belay Device – The 16 best products compared

Comparison winner of the editors Petzl GRIGRI Belay Device - Belay Device With Cam-Assisted Blocking for Sport, Trad, and Top-Rope Climbing - Blue

Belay Device – The 16 best products compared

You are looking for products in the category of “Belay Device”, but are unsure how to make the best choice among the large number of different products? We have taken a closer look at the topic and compared individual products.

We have compiled many product recommendations in the “Belay Device” section to find the perfect product for you. Inform yourself in this article and choose the best product for you based on various criteria.

Here you will find different products around the topic “Belay Device”.

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We have compared products in the section “Belay Device”. Here you can find the top 16 in the category “Belay Device”.

Belay Device – the most important at a glance

Belay devices are an essential piece of gear for rock climbers, allowing the climber to safely belay a partner. There are many different types of belay devices on the market, and choosing the right one can be confusing. This guide will help you choose the right belay device for your needs.

The most important factor in choosing a belay device is the type of climbing you will be doing. If you will be doing mainly sport climbing, where the climbing is relatively easy and there is less chance of a fall, you can use a lighter, simpler device like the Black Diamond ATC. If you will be doing mainly trad climbing, where the climbing is more difficult and there is a greater chance of a fall, you will need a heavierduty device like the Petzl GriGri.

Another factor to consider is the weight of the device. If you are a light climber, you may want to choose a lighter device like the Black Diamond ATC. If you are a heavier climber, you may want to choose a heavier device like the Petzl GriGri.

Once you have decided on the type of device you need, the next step is to choose the right size. If you are tall, you will need a longer device like the Petzl GriGri. If you are short, you will need a shorter device like the Black Diamond ATC.

Finally, you need to decide on the specific model of the device. There are many different models of the Black Diamond ATC, for example, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. The best way to choose the right model is to read reviews and talk to other climbers to see which one they prefer.

No matter what type of belay device you choose, make sure you read the instructions carefully and practice using it before you go climbing.

Bestsellers in “Belay Device”

A list of bestsellers under the category “Belay Device” you can find here. Here you can see which products other users have bought especially often.

Bestseller No. 1
Petzl GRIGRI Belay Device - Belay Device With Cam-Assisted Blocking for Sport, Trad, and Top-Rope Climbing - Blue
  • PROGRESSIVE DESCENT CONTROL: 3:1 mechanical advantage of the camming mechanism helps smoothly control the rope and reduce lowering efforts regardless of rope diameter.
  • CAM-ASSISTED BLOCKING: Cam-assisted blocking ensures a comfortable belay—when the climber falls or weights the rope—the cam in the device automatically cinches down to arrest the rope.
  • COMFORTABLE and CONVENIENT: Simple to use for belaying both lead and top rope climbers. Rope installation diagram engraved on the inside and outside of the device serves as a friendly reminder to novices and experts alike.
  • ERGONOMIC: Ergonomic handle allows belayer to easily unblock the rope and lower someone. Durable, compact, and lightweight (175 grams).
  • ROPE COMPATIBILITY: Compatible with 8.5 to 11 mm dynamic single ropes.
Bestseller No. 2
BLACK DIAMOND Big Air XP Belay and Carabiner Package
  • ATC-XP belay/rappel device
  • Includes a locking carabiner (may differ from image)
  • High friction mode on ATC-XP offers 3 times greater hold and stopping power than regular friction mode
  • Versatile design accepts ropes from 7.7 to 11 mm
SaleBestseller No. 3
PETZL GRIGRI + Belay Device with Cam-Assisted Blocking and Anti-Panic Handle, Suitable for Learners and Intensive Use - Orange
  • PROGRESSIVE DESCENT CONTROL: 3:1 mechanical advantage of the camming mechanism helps smoothly control the rope and reduce lowering efforts regardless of rope diameter.
  • CAM-ASSISTED BLOCKING: Cam-assisted blocking ensures a comfortable belay—when the climber falls or weights the rope—the cam in the device automatically cinches down to arrest the rope. Compatible with 8.5 to 11 mm dynamic single ropes.
  • ANTI-PANIC HANDLE: If the user pulls too hard on the handle, the anti-panic function engages, stopping the climber's descent. Great for newer belayers and partners with large weight differences.
  • MULTIPLE BELAY MODES: The lockable selector knob allows you to choose either top rope or lead belay mode. Top rope belay mode makes taking in slack easier and long belay sessions more comfortable.
  • STEEL WEAR PLATE: The stainless steel wear plate provides extra protection for the high-wear area on the GRIGRI (near the brake side of the rope).
Bestseller No. 4
BLACK DIAMOND ATC Pilot Belay Device, Black
  • Accommodates ropes from 8.7-10.5
  • Provides an added level of security to single pitch belays
  • Smooth rope payout
  • Controlled lowering
  • Steel construction
  • Ergonomic, non-slip surface
  • Single rope use
Bestseller No. 5
BLACK DIAMOND Equipment ATC-Xp Belay/Rappel Device - Blue
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BLACK DIAMOND Equipment ATC-Xp Belay/Rappel Device - Blue
  • High-friction mode offers 3 times greater hold and stopping power than regular friction mode
  • Machined windows through device for weight savings
  • Durable cable holds its shape and resists getting caught up between ropes
  • Versatile design accepts ropes from 7.7 to 11 mm
  • Available for order by individual color
Bestseller No. 6
PETZL Gray GRIGRI 3 Climbing Belay Device…
  • FOR ALL CLIMBERS: The GRIGRI is a belay device with assisted braking for indoors and outdoors. Designed for all climbers.
  • ROPE COMPATIBILITY: Can be used on all single ropes (8.5 to 11 mm in diameter) and optimized for 8.9 to 10.5 mm diameters.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT AND LONG-LASTING: Great durability for intensive use, thanks to the stainless steel wear plate. Weighs only 175 grams.
  • Petzl
Bestseller No. 7
Black Diamond ATC Guide Belay Device, Anthracite
  • Black Diamond's most versatile belay/rappel device
  • An oval-ized anchor-hole allows the device to feed rope and allow you to pull rope more easily
  • Multiple friction modes provide the optimal amount of stopping power when lowering or rappelling
  • The device's guide mode lets you belay one or two seconding climbers off an anchor
Bestseller No. 8
Petzl Verso Belay Device - Compact, Lightweight Belay Device, for One or Two Rope Strands While Climbing or Rappelling - Green
  • USER FRIENDLY: Feeding slack and catching falls are accomplished using standard belay techniques, always keeping a hand on the brake side of the rope. V-shaped friction grooves enable controlled braking. Rope glides smoothly through the device.
  • MULTI-USE COMPATIBLE: Can be used for belay or rappel. Compatible with 8.5 to 11 mm dynamic single ropes, 7.1 to 9.2 mm dynamic half ropes, and 6.9 to 9.2 mm dynamic twin ropes.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT and DURABLE: Compact and lightweight (55 g). Rounded design of the rope slots limits wear and extends the life of the device.
  • Lightweight and durable at only 55 grams. Rounded design of the rope slots limits wear and extends the life of the device.
  • Extras: Material(s): Aluminum frame; Certification(s): EN 15151-2, UIAA
Bestseller No. 9
BLACK DIAMOND Equipment ATC Belay/Rappel Device - Purple
  • Unique, smooth-handling geometry
  • Minimalist design is durable in all conditions
  • Large surface area dissipates heat when lowering or rappelling
  • Handles ropes from 7.7 to 11 mm
  • Available for order by individual color
Bestseller No. 10
TRIWONDER ATC Belay Device V-grooved Micro Rescue Guide Belay Device Rock Climbing Rappelling (Orange)
  • ✅ MATERIAL - Made of 7075 aviation aluminum, our belay device features high strength, good toughness and great portability. The rappel device is smooth and lightweight, useful for your outdoor sports but not increase any burden, portable enough to carry anywhere
  • ✅ FEATURES - V-groove friction plays a slow downward effect by increasing the friction between the ATC and the rope. Double-rope holes can be used with one rope or two rope, and the two ropes will not entangle each other when descending
  • ✅ ROPE COMPATIBILITY – The ATC belay descender is suitable for 8 - 12mm single/double rope, the tensile force is 25KN. Design with 0.4cm rubber wire rope, the guide belay device is easy to store and easy to operate
  • ✅ EXTENSIVE APPLICATIONS - The rappelling device can be easily used with ropes. It’s ideal for outdoor, camping, hiking, setting hammock and tarps or other outdoor activities
  • ✅ NOTE: THIS ITEM IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE AS A MOUNTAINEERING CARABINER!

Our Winner:

Winner in comparison
Petzl GRIGRI Belay Device - Belay Device With Cam-Assisted Blocking for Sport, Trad, and Top-Rope Climbing - Blue
  • PROGRESSIVE DESCENT CONTROL: 3:1 mechanical advantage of the camming mechanism helps smoothly control the rope and reduce lowering efforts regardless of rope diameter.
  • CAM-ASSISTED BLOCKING: Cam-assisted blocking ensures a comfortable belay—when the climber falls or weights the rope—the cam in the device automatically cinches down to arrest the rope.
  • COMFORTABLE and CONVENIENT: Simple to use for belaying both lead and top rope climbers. Rope installation diagram engraved on the inside and outside of the device serves as a friendly reminder to novices and experts alike.
  • ERGONOMIC: Ergonomic handle allows belayer to easily unblock the rope and lower someone. Durable, compact, and lightweight (175 grams).
  • ROPE COMPATIBILITY: Compatible with 8.5 to 11 mm dynamic single ropes.

Current offers for “Belay Device”

You want to buy the best products in “Belay Device”? In this bestseller list you will find new offers every day. Here you will find a large selection of current products in the category “Belay Device”.

SaleBestseller No. 3
Wild Country Revo Rock Climbing Belay Device - Auto-Locking Belay Device - Gunmetal/Tangerine - One Size
Wild Country Revo Rock Climbing Belay Device - Auto-Locking Belay Device - Gunmetal/Tangerine - One Size
Intuitive Handling | Anyone with proper belay technique can adapt to the Revo quickly.; Universal Carabiner Compatibility | Works perfectly regardless of locking carabiner.
$144.95 −14% $125.31