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Score Product Price Our Take
76
$130
Editors' Choice Award
Versatile assisted braking device with well-designed safety features
76
$100
Editors' Choice Award
By far the most popular belay device in the world is also one of the very best
75
$100
Top Pick Award
The most ergonomic device for lead belaying, but it's not great for top-roping
73
$45
Top Pick Award
Lightweight and cost effective while providing additional tools for catching falls
73
$35
Same as other auto-blocking tube devices with an additional feature that helps lower a follower
73
$33
Best Buy Award
Simple, durable, and optimal value for multi pitch climbs
73
$30
Ideal for alpine environments where the ropes are slim and the ounces count
71
$53
A unique combination of three different belay modes in one device
70
$145
Top Pick Award
Our Top Pick for Emergency Backup offers a super smooth belay and a great safety lock up mechanism
70
$200
Highly rated for anti-panic lowers and dynamic catches
69
$25
Low price pairs well with the basic tube style design and reliability
69
$22
Smooth rope handling and a simple design all packed in to a mere two ounces
64
$90
A good option for longer routes where you want something more compact than a GriGri
58
$150
Ideal where weight is not a consideration
58
$45
A great value which provides more security than a "tuber"
58
$50
A great option for gyms to place on their toprope setups and for single pitch craggers looking for a cheaper option
55
$80
Perhaps a bit too complicated for its purpose: smooth and simple functionality

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