Updated May 31, 2018 by Chase Brush

The 10 Best Belay Devices

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This wiki has been updated 16 times since it was first published in September of 2015. Whether you're an experienced outdoor climber or a newbie in the gym, you should never try an ascent without the proper equipment. These belay devices feature the latest in safety technology to arrest any falls and ensure that you and your companions are secure no matter the situation. We've included models ideal for all sorts of climbing, from traditional and sport to alpine ascents. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best belay device on Amazon.

10. GM Climbing Micro

9. Wild Country Pro Guide Lite

8. Fusion Titan Terminal 8 Descender

7. Petzl Reverso 4

6. Edelrid MegaJul

5. Mammut Smart Apline

4. Black Diamond Big Air XP

3. Camp USA Matik

2. Climbing Technology Click-Up

1. Petzl GriGri +

Chase Brush
Last updated on May 31, 2018 by Chase Brush

Chase is a writer and freelance reporter with experience covering a wide range of subjects, from politics to technology. At Ezvid Wiki, he applies his journalistic expertise to a similarly diverse assortment of products, but he tends to focus on travel and adventure gear, drawing his knowledge from a lifetime spent outdoors. He’s an avid biker, hiker, climber, skier, and budget backpacker -- basically, anything that allows him a reprieve from his keyboard. His most recent rovings took him to Peru, where he trekked throughout the Cordillera Blanca. Chase holds a bachelor's in philosophy from Rutgers University in New Jersey (where he's from), and is working toward a master's at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York City (where he now lives).

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