Angled slot brake bars formed in a "U" shape. Stainless steel bars will not leave aluminum streaks on your rope and will last longer than aluminum bars.
Angled slot brake bars formed in a "U"åÊshape. Stainless steel bars will not leave aluminum streaks on your rope and will last longer than aluminum bars. This model comes with a training groove to ensure appropriate loading.
Type #304 stainless steel construction, with a welded eye for extra strength. Each eye weld is inspected for dye penetration before shipping. Average tensile of material used is over 10,000 lbf.
Developed specifically to meet the needs of rescue system belays. The well-engineered Traverse 540 is a patented, self-locking, easy-to-rig device that meets demanding drop-test criteria: able to hold falling loads quickly while limiting the peak force.
The symmetrical design reduces the risk of improper rigging. A built-in release lever discharges the tension on the belay rope, eliminating the need for a release hitch.
The 540 belay device passes the BCCTR Rescue Belay Competence Drop Test Criteria
** The British Columbia Council of Technical Rescue Belay Competency Drop Test specifies a 1-meter drop onto 3 meters of kernmantle rescue rope with less than 1 meter of additional travel and less than 15 kN peak force. For a General Use rated device, a 280-kg load and a 12.5-mm rope are generally used. For a Technical Use device, a 200-kg load and an 11.1-mm rope are used.
Solid aluminum gives these bars maximum friction and good wear characteristics. Lighter than the stainless bars and available in a straight slot configuration. 7/8" diameter models fit all SMC racks.
Solid aluminum gives these bars maximum friction and good wear characteristics. Lighter than the stainless bars and available in a straight slot configuration. 7/8" diameter models fit all SMC racks. This version comes with an alignment training groove.
7/8" diameter aluminum bar for one of your first or top bars. The extra mass acts as a heat sink and the training groove helps keep the rope centered in your rack. Use only one top bar per rack.
The 7/8 inch top bar is designed to stay on your rack and virtually last forever. Has machined groove to keep the rope centered. Core drill out keeps this bar cool and lightweight. Use only one top bar per rack.
The Descent Control 8 provides exceptional control. This descender performs well in repetitive rappelling and descending environments. The unique shape prevents the un-weighted end of the rope from rubbing against the rope passing around the neck of the descender. As with all SMC products, welding is done by aircraft certified welders.
GRIGRI 2 Belay device with assisted braking for 8.9 to 11 mm rope. The GRIGRI 2 belay device with assisted braking capability is designed to facilitate belay manoeuvers. The GRIGRI 2 works equally well for lead climbing and top-roping. It may be used on all single dynamic 8.9 to 11 mm ropes on the market (optimized for 9.4 mm to 10.3 mm ropes). Both compact and ultra-light, the GRIGRI 2 will accompany you on climbs around the world for many years. The GRIGRI 2 has a new design that allows excellent control during the descent. Belay technique identical to classic belay systems: both hands on the rope. A fall is stopped by tightening the hand on the free end of the rope. Assisted braking: during fall arrest, the belayer holds the free end of the rope, the cam pivots and pinches the rope, increasing the braking action until the rope stops sliding. The GRIGRI 2 has a new design that allows excellent control during the descent. One hand holds the rope and the other uses the handle to unlock the cam. The patented handle design allows a very gradual release of the rope. In combination with the strong braking action of the cam, it gives a great feeling of security when lowering a partner or rappelling. The GRIGRI 2 is compact and ultra-light at 185 g (25 % smaller and 20 % lighter than the GRIGRI). Built with a stainless steel friction plate and cam to ensure a long life for the product. For 8.9 to 11 mm single ropes (optimized for 9.4 mm to 10.3 mm ropes). Diagrams for rope installation engraved on belay device (interior and exterior).
I'D Self braking descender with antipanic function. Multi-functional handle allows the user to: unblock the rope and control the descent with the hand on the free end of the rope; move more easily on horizontal or low-angle terrain, thanks to the button on the handle; and get into position without having to tie off the device. Anti-panic function is engaged if the user pulls too strongly on the handle : brakes and stops the descent automatically. Anti-error safety catch to reduce the risk of an accident due to incorrect installation of the device on the rope. The shape of the cam is designed to improve rope glide when ascending. The safety gate on the moving side plate helps prevent dropping the device and facilitates installation of the rope when passing intermediate anchors. Pivoting cam facilitates taking up the slack in the rope. Can also be used to make a reversible haul system, and for short ascents (in conjunction with a FOOTPRO foot loop and an ASCENSION handled rope clamp). The I'D L only is designed for rescue operations. Lowers heavy loads up to 250 kg for I'D S and 272 kg for I'D L (only for expert users; consult the Instructions for Use for the device).
The Kootenay HX from SMC is the most advanced Knot Passing Pulley on the market. This is an entirely new and more compact design and lives up to its 'HX' (High Strength) name as the lightest, strongest, most efficient, and durable pulley of its kind available. Sealed ball bearings provide optimal efficiency and help to reduce the performance-robbing resistance that is inherent in most multiple component systems. Adding to its versatility, the Kootenay HX may also serve as an edge roller for rope protection.
Brake racks can be customized for your specific application. The following kits are designed based upon the preferences of frequent rack users. To determine which rack kit best fits your need, review the following: 1. Choose from 'straight' or '90 degree' harness attachment eye. Most users prefer to orient the rack's short leg pointing down. Most harnesses with a sewn-in inchD inch ring that lays flat against the user's stomach (like the PMI Avatar) need a 90 degree twist eye rack. 2. Select Aluminum or Stainless Steel bars. SS bars are cleaner on the rope and last longer, but have less friction and thus are faster rides with the same number of bars. Select a model number with an A at the end for aluminum bars (including an aluminum top bar) or an S for stainless steel bars. 3. The addition of a stainless steel top bar with an extension (hyper- bar) accommodates easy lock off and extra control - more money but worth it, especially with stainless steel bars. Select a model with an S-2 at the end. (SM13006S2 & SM13506S2 do not include hyper-bar)