The Alpine-Up Belay Device, made by Climbing Technology, is a highly versatile assisted braking device for belaying and rappelling; developed especially for mountaineering. It can be used with twin, half, or single ropes. The Alpine-Up has three modes: dynamic, click-up, and guide. In dynamic mode, the Alpine-Up functions exactly like a tube device for standard belaying and rappelling. In click-up mode, it acts as an assisted braking device that will catch any fall. In guide mode, the Alpine-Up will operate directly from the anchors while maintaining its assisted breaking ability. For extra leverage when rappelling, the Alpine-Up is equipped with a foldaway lever.
Weight: 160 grams
Half or Twin Rope: Ø 7.7 - 9.0mm
Rope Diameter Range: 8.9 - 10.5mm
HMS Included as a packaged set
CE and UIAA Certified EN 892:2004
belay device improved, 2nd Jul 2013
Reviewer: John Gioannini
This device is a significant improvement in belay devices. Think all the benefits of ATC guide and GriGri combined into one device with none of the short-commings of either.
I works will with single ropes and double ropes, feeds rope easily, repels safely without the need for an autoblock back up.
I have had mine for about a year and look forward to seeing these used more because they are much safer than ATC style devices with modern thin and slick ropes.