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Trango Jaws Belay Device The Jaws by Trango is the most versatile belay device you can buy. Period. When you need a positive and secure lock-off, run the brake side of the ropes through the unique double V-notches. In this configuration, Jaws has more stopping power than any other belay/rappel device we can find. Turn Jaws around and run the braking rope over the smooth side when you need a lightning fast feed on trad or alpine terrain. Don't worry about catching a fall, because in this mode Jaws has similar braking abilities to our Pyramid. Rappels are smooth and controlled with Jaws. The large rope slots make it easy to set up, the V-notches control the speed and the flat rope path really prevents kinking. For low-angle or long double rope rappels, you can turn Jaws around so the free end of the rope runs over the smooth side. SPECIFICATIONS of the Jaws Belay Device by Trango Weight: 68 gm (2.4 oz) Strength: 20 kN Twin Ropes: 7.5mm Half Ropes: 8.2mm Single Ropes: 8.9 - 11mm ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.
There's more going on here than a bright, anodized finish - the Jaws belay device from Trango handles anything, from heavy loads and long rappels to just about any rope you want to throw at it. This device comes in particularly handy for smaller climbers with a heavier belay partner, with it, they get a new measure of control thanks to the Jaws' superior braking capability created by the double V-notch design that enables a more secure lock-off.
- Mountain Gear
This innovative belay/rappel device allows both smooth, fast rope feeding and easy, secure lock-offs in the event of a fall.
Jaws was the first enhanced friction, multi-mode device. Its V-slots allow greater stopping power and its high and regular friction modes allow the device to accept ropes from 7.5 to 11 mm. The durable cable resists getting caught up in ropes.