WHAT IS SELF BELAY?
A class of preventable injuries in indoor climbing and adventure facilities are related to the use of auto belay devices. Although auto belays have increased the overall safety of climbing as a recreational activity, in order to be effective they need to be used properly. A common problem in many climbing centers is failure to clip in, or clipping in in the wrong place (e.g. belt loops, utility and positioning loops etc. instead of the harness anchor point). Even experienced climbers are not immune to disregarding safety precautions and climbing without being belayed. Furthermore, small children may find it difficult to operate the carabiner, thus requiring additional staff to connect and disconnect them to the autobelay device.
To address these challenges, we have created the Self Belay – an innovative climbing connector which can be easily used by both children and adults, and is more secure than a triple action carabiner.