Overview

A belay device for use in alpine terrain, based on the tube principle. As well as securing a lead climber, the very light Wall Alpine Belay also allows one or two second climbers to be independently belayed in an autolocking mode from the fixed point. The optimized geometry also allows comfortable belaying as well as reliable blocking in the event of a fall by the second climber, the blocking action can be released again using a webbing sling and the large eyelet on the device. The V-shaped grooves allow the controlled holding of lead falls, even at low levels of manual force. Suitable for twin, half and single ropes from 7.5 to 10.5 mm in diameter.

Article Nr: 2210-01111
Weight [g]: 70 
Ideal For:
  • Mixed- and Iceclimbing
  • Classical Alpinism
  • Expeditions
  • Multipitch Rockclimbing
Suitable For:
  • Big Wall Climbing

Details

Characteristics / Features

Weight [g]: 70   

Handling

How you use the Crag Light right?
How to use the Wall Alpine?
Crag Light Belay and Wall Alpine Belay

Basic position and belaying of a lead climber
(the following Figures 1 - 4 are only relevant for use with the Wall Alpine Belay)

The Wall Alpine Belay is installed at the belay station with the large attachment eyelet and a locking carabiner. Subsequently, the two strands are guided from above through the rope openings of the Wall Alpine Belay. What is important is that the strands that lead to the second climbers are at the top and the brake rope runs under the V-shaped grooves of the device. Attach an additional locking carabiner to the two strands and wire cable of the belay device. Using your braking hand, you can now take up rope. Should one or even both second climbers fall, the rope is automatically locked by the Wall Alpine Belay. What is important is that despite the locking function the braking hand continues to grasp the brake rope. Even if one climber falls when belaying two climbers or if one climber is hanging on the rope and the Wall Alpine Belay is locking, the braking hand must remain on the brake rope (Figure 2).

Warning

Thin ropes reduce the braking effect. We recommend you use self-belaying when abseiling (using a prusik knot or another reliable technique).

Belaying of one or two climbers in autolocking mode from a belay station
(the following Figures 1-4 are only relevant for use with the Wall Alpine Belay)

The Wall Alpine Belay is installed at the belay station with the large attachment eyelet and a locking carabiner. Subsequently, the two strands are guided from above through the rope openings of the Wall Alpine Belay. What is important is that the strands that lead to the second climbers are at the top and the brake rope runs under the V-shaped grooves of the device. Attach an additional locking carabiner to the two strands and wire cable of the belay device. Using your braking hand, you can now take up rope. Should one or even both second climbers fall, the rope is automatically locked by the Wall Alpine Belay. What is important is that despite the locking function the braking hand continues to grasp the brake rope. Even if one climber falls when belaying two climbers or if one climber is hanging on the rope and the Wall Alpine Belay is locking, the braking hand must remain on the brake rope (Figure 2).

Release of autolocking mode after a fall or lowering of a second climber
(Figures 3 and 4)

The braking hand must hold the brake rope firmly throughout the entire process. Thread an accessory cord or sling through the smaller release opening of the Wall Alpine Belay. The cord/sling is then deflected via a fixed point and each end of the accessory cord / sling is attached to the belay device and belay loop of the climbing harness. By gently pulling the accessory cord or sling, you can release the locking mechanism of the Wall Alpine Belay. With the hand on the brake rope, you can lower the second climber in a controlled fashion by applying more or less pressure on the brake rope. As an alternative to this anchor point, a larger carabiner can be clipped into the release opening of the Wall Alpine Belay. It can be used as a lever to release the autolocking mechanism (see Figure 4).

Rappelling with the Crag Light Belay and Wall Alpine Belay

To rappel, thread the rope into the belay device as shown in Fig. B. For better handling of the Crag Light Belay or Wall Alpine Belay when rappelling, the use of the Mammut Belay Sling is recommended. To provide for additional safety, always make a Prusik knot with the rope and attach the other end of the Prusik sling with a carabiner to the leg loop of the climbing harness.

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