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Single Rope Controller (SRC)

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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The SRC is a dynamic auto-locking belay device for a single rope of 10-11mm diameter. In the event of a fall, the belay carabiner forces the rope against the device, "locking" off the device. So although the SRC is not a true ‘auto-lock’ and certainly not sold as a ‘hands-free’ device it lessens the input from the climber to hold a fall, as well as holding any fall more dynamically lessening the impact force. This means that the climber is less bruised, there is less stress on bolts, biners and harness and less danger of failures in the system.

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Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: rallen, 2006-05-21

This device is suprisingly good for Top Rope, it is actually smoother and lowers better than a gri-gri. The only bad thing is that it is very tricky to feed rope to a leader. Almost so bad that I wouldnt even recommend it for leading. If you want a very nice beginner device that is cheap, lightweight, and works well, this is it. Also a nice training device for getting a newby ready for a tube, but will keep you off the deck-

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