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Metolius Rock Climbing BRD Belay Device with Element Carabiner - The BRD Belay Device With Element Carabiner by Metolius offers enhanced control while lowering and rappelling with enormous stopping power. This versatile and lightweight belay/rappel device has rope slots are that are engineered to increase friction on the rope allowing the belayer to easily catch long, hard falls with relatively light hand pressure. The principle behind the BRD is very simple: as the load of a falling climber is applied, the carabiner is pulled into the scientifically engineered rope slots and the rope is squeezed between the carabiner and the BRD. CNC machined from 6061 T-6 aluminum and hard anodized for longer wear the cooling fins help to dissipate heat more efficiently. So if you are in the market for a versatile and lightweight device, look no further than the BRD Belay Device With Element Carabiner by Metolius.
The Metolius BRD is a versatile, lightweight belay/rappel device with rope slots that are engineered to increase friction on the rope and cooling fins to dissipate heat more efficiently.The Metolius Element Screwgate Carabiner features a compact, pear-shaped design and is the workhorse belay biner for an exceptional price.
Package includes the BRD and a belay carabiner by Metolius. With the creation of the BRD, Metolius achieved a simple, safe and bombproof belay / rappel device. The principle behind the BRD is very simple: as the load of a falling climber is applied, the carabiner is pulled into the scientifically engineered rope slots and the rope is squeezed between the carabiner and the BRD. The result is that a tremendous amount of friction is generated, allowing the belayer to easily catch long, hard falls with relatively light hand pressure. For rappelling, the BRD will give you a relatively slow and controlled (and we feel safer) rappel. If the rappel is moving too slowly, you can re-orient the device for a speedier descent. The BRD is both versatile (single or double ropes) and lightweight. The ergonomic horn gives enhanced control while lowering and rappelling. It is easy to operate, has a High strength-to-weight ratio and doesn't kink ropes. With its enormous stopping power and slower, more controlled rappel, we feel the BRD is clearly the safest plate-style device that has been made. Yet another shrewd product from Metolius that has been made safer by design! Features of the BRD with Carabiner by Metolius Belay Carabiner Single or double rope compatible (8 mm to 11 mm ropes) Increased thermal mass and cooling fins to dissipate heat Hard anodized for longer wear CNC machined from 6061 T-6 aluminum Cooling fins to dissipate heat more efficiently Available with or without the Element locking carabiner
If it's time to trade out your old belay and repel device for something new, go with Metolius's versatile and lightweight BRD. You'll have great friction on your single and double ropes with the carefully engineered rope slots while you avoid burning your hands thanks to the increased thermal mass and cooling fins.
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