Boulders, the well-known English website devoted to the climbing lovers, dedicates an article to Be Up, the new and compact belay/abseil device made in Italy, which will be available from 2015.
Registered design, extremely functioning and innovative, Be Up is suitable for use with half, twin and single ropes for mountaineering, multi-pitch sport climbing and trad routes.
Why it is a unique device in its category?
The effective, modular braking of the rope works through the specially designed “V” notches to guarantee better braking control when arresting a fall, abseiling or bringing up seconds. While belaying the leader on a multipitch route using two ropes. Be Up lets you pay out one rope while the other is locked-off, great!
Be Up also allows the unlocking of the rope and lowering of one free-hanging second, without difficulty, with twin or half Ø ≥ 7.3 mm ropes, Be Up is the only such device that lets you do this, simply by inserting a normal HMS carabiner in the unlocking hole.
Why Boulders like it?
The Be Up‘s special shape and the attachment ring built into the body allow you to bring up one or two seconds using twin or half ropes with Ø ≥ 7.3 mm. Not only! You can continue to bring-up one second while the other is hanging with their rope locked-off in the Be Up.The Be Up has been designed to allow for super slick paying out of rope and smooth belaying of two seconds, with the major advantage being the ease of releasing your second with the rope weighted in GUIDE MODE.
Why you will like it?
Intuitive and easy to use, the Be Up has a modular braking system to optimise braking with all types of rope and allow the auto-locking and independent belaying of two seconds, but not only!
Thanks to Be Up you can have much more:
- better braking control while arresting a fall;
- Independent and self-locking rescue of one or two seconds while the other is hanging with their rope locked-off in the Be Up;
- rapidly switching from taking-in (GUIDE MODE) to belaying the leader, for leading through;
- abseiling descents, keeping the ropes separate. The “V” notches allow you to effectively control the rate of descent, without twisting the ropes.