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Sum Auto Belay Device (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.17/5 Average Rating : 4.17/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

SUM review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: kranked, 2006-11-20


I have a Gri Gri and a Cinch as well as just purchasing a SUM. I dont use ropes fatter than 10-10.2mm.

The SUM like any device takes a little to get the hang of (a quick 5 min tute will generally do it).
PRO's- Pays rope out fast, easy to take rope in quickly, bites hard and quickly onto the rope when the leader falls.

CONS-No good at ALL for rapping. Its easy to put rope in 'upside down'. Fatter ropes (ie >10mm) dont run that easily thru the device.

All in all its the best device for peeps who use sub 10mm rope. The SUM pays out faster than a Gri Gri and is easier to lower off the leader when they have fallen, compared to the Cinch.

I have sold my Cinch and only use my GriGri for rapping or new route setting.


Anasazi Velcro (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.56/5 Average Rating : 4.56/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Velcro

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: kranked, 2005-06-16


Magnifico!! Super sensitive and precise, onto my 3 pair in a row now. Will buy my 4th down the track.


Dominator (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00/5

In: Gear: Shoes: Climbing Shoes: Lace Up

Review 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: kranked, 2005-06-16


Bought a pair of these and found the rubber not as good as thee C4. They weren't as precise as my 5.10 Anasazi's nor did they have the same sensitivity. I would not buy another pair of these again.