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Edelrid Pinch Semi Automatic Belay Device
Edelrid Pinch Semi Automatic Belay Device assisted braking belay device with anti-panic feature


 
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Availability: May 2024
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New for 2024 from OmniProGear, the Edelrid Pinch Semi Automatic Belay Device with Anti-Panic is an assisted-braking device designed for all climbers and for intensive use, but it is particularly valuable for those who are learning. Its reduction handle offers outstanding descent control. The Edelrid Pinch has an anti-panic handle and a special mode for comfortable top-rope belay. If the user pulls too hard on the anti-panic handle, its anti-panic function brakes and stops the descent automatically.

Optimized for ropes with diameters from 8.9 to 10.5 mm, this device can be used with all single ropes. The stainless steel wear plate on the Edelrid Pinch lends it outstanding durability.

Extremely durable, for intensive use, thanks to the stainless steel wear plate.

Anti-panic handle: if the user pulls too hard on the handle, the anti-panic function brakes and stops the descent automatically.

Edelrid Pinch Semi Automatic Belay Device

Belay device with assisted braking and anti-panic handle, for all single rope diameters

Edelrid Pinch is an assisted braking device designed for all climbers and for intensive use. It can be used with all single ropes (optimized for 8.9 to 10.5 mm diameter ropes). The reduction handle offers exceptional descent control. Particularly suitable for learning, the Edelrid Pinch has an anti-panic handle and a special mode for comfortable top-rope belay.


Description

PINCH – a new belaying experience with the PINCH, a new, versatile assisted braking belay device for use in sport climbing and multi-pitch climbing. The PINCH is the first device on the market that can be attached directly to the central ring of the climbing harness. Thanks to its low, close-to-the-body position, the PINCH does not need to be fixed in place when releasing the rope and the brake rope can always be gripped with all fingers. In addition, the compact belay system provides an increased span, which allows the belayer to pay out 20 - 30 cm more rope at once. The linear rope run through the frontal steel braking grooves reduces rope tangles when lowering and abseiling. In addition to the release lever, the speed can be controlled by the pressure of the braking hand, which contributes to increased braking rope control, especially when using thin, soft ropes. The anti-panic function provides added safety not only for beginners. A special feature is the integrated second braking tier, which enables controlled lowering by pulling the lowering lever further when securing particularly light persons or in systems with high rope friction. Experienced users can permanently deactivate the anti-panic function using a screw supplied. Another plus: When used on multi-pitch lengths, the PINCH is the only device on the market that can be attached to the belay station in four different directions in 90° increments. This means that the belay lever can always be brought into a position in which it can be operated freely.

Specifications

  • Assisted braking belay device for versatile use in sport climbing and multi-pitch climbing
  • Position close to the body due to direct harness connection increases brake rope control and improves usability
  • Direct harness connection eliminates the risk of cross-loading the belay carabiner
  • Anti-panic function can be deactivated for increased safety by automatically locking the device if the release lever is pulled too far backwards
  • Second braking tier if the anti-panic function is activated too frequently due to insufficient load and/or excessive rope friction
  • Frontal steel brake grooves allow the rope to run linearly and ensure less rope tangling, increased durability and prevent unsightly discoloration that occurs when the rope rubs against aluminium
  • Attachment to the stand in four different directions in 90° increments
  • Equal operation for right and left-handed users
  • Suitable for dynamic ropes from 8.5 to 10.5 mm diameter
  • UIAA
  • Approved rope diameter: 8.5 - 10.5 mm
  • Certification : EN 15151-1
  • Material : Steel/ALU
  • 738380008150

Edelrid PINCH Semi Automatic Belay Devices by OmniProGear

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