Devices

Devices

Find a great range of rock climbing equipment, gear and accessories here at Anaconda. In this range, belay devices to stop a climber's fall are on offer alongside a range of protection devices which can be placed securely in rocks during climbs, including hexes and stoppers in a number of different shapes and sizes.

Another useful item for climbers is the simple yet highly functional Black Diamond Nut Tool. Use it to free fixed nuts, retrieve deeply buried cams and even crack open a cold beer after a long day of cragging or climbing.

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  • Black Diamond Anodised Wired Stopper Set SZ4-13

    Black Diamond Anodised Wired Stopper Set SZ4-13

    Stoppers No. 4-13 racked on an OvalWire carabineer. Black Diamond Stoppers are an essential for every trad rack, designed with a transverse taper that permits sideways placements in flares and shallow seams. Anodized by size, they're quickly identifiable and rounded edges make for easy removal. Each...

    Reg: $189.99


  • Black Diamond Wired Hexentric

    Black Diamond Wired Hexentric

    Classic, simple, lightweight, functional pro, the Black Diamond Size 1 Hex shine in rapidly widening cracks where cams might walk out. With a subtly asymmetrical cross-section, flat sides and slight end-wise taper, they offer three different widths when turned on their axes and another when placed e...

    Reg: $10.00


  • Black Diamond H.T. Nut Tool

    Black Diamond H.T. Nut Tool

    Unstick fused nuts, retrieve buried cams and leave the route booty-free with our lightweight Nut Tool....

    Reg: $18.99


  • Black Diamond Wired Hexentrics Set

    Black Diamond Wired Hexentrics Set

    Wired Hexes No. 4-10 racked on an OvalWire carabineer. Classic, simple, lightweight and functional. Black Diamond Hexes shine in rapidly widening cracks where cams might walk out. With a subtly asymmetrical cross-section, flat sides and slight end-wise taper, they offer three different widths when t...

    Reg: $159.99



  • Black Diamond Anodised Wired Stopper

    Black Diamond Anodised Wired Stopper

    Time-tested passive pro, Stoppers are a direct link to the original chocks that started the clean climbing revolution. Black Diamond Stoppers are an essential for every trad rack, designed with a transverse taper that permits sideways placements in flares and shallow seams. Anodized by size, they're...

    Reg: $10.00


  • Black Diamond ATC Belay Device

    Black Diamond ATC Belay Device

    Often copied but never equalled, the Black Diamond ATC provides lightweight and durable belaying and rappelling performance anytime, anywhere. This classic design features a large surface area that dissipates heat when lowering or rappelling, and the smooth-handling geometry accommodates rope sizes ...

    Reg: $20.00


  • Out Of Stock Black Diamond ATC XP Belay Device

    Black Diamond ATC XP Belay Device

    Now 30% lighter than the original thanks to an updated construction and machined windows through the body, the Black Diamond ATC-XP Belay Device is a durable, versatile belay device that features multiple friction modes to handle nearly any situation or rope diameter....

    Reg: $20.00


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Can I buy devices at Anaconda?

Yes, you can. Devices are a critical component of many climbers’ equipment. You can find a fantastic range of rock climbing equipment, gear and accessories here at Anaconda, including belay devices to stop a climber's fall as well as a range of protection devices which can be placed securely in rocks during climbs, including hexes and stoppers in a number of different shapes and sizes.

What are belay devices?

A belay device is often the first hardware purchased by a new climber. It allows you to hold a falling partner, lower them safely and even abseil if required. Belaying devices use a combination of friction and pinching to produce a braking effect on the rope and the design of a device dictates which effect will predominate upon loading. Devices relying principally on friction (such as those that are a figure-of-8 shape) will tend to be smooth running and are entirely reliant on the belayer reacting quickly by providing a controlling force on the rope and thereby forcing it into the optimum braking configuration.

A disadvantage of the figure-eight can be its tendency to twist the rope as it passes through. Another style of belay device, such as the Black Diamond ATC Belay Device available from Anaconda, avoids this problem by twisting the rope less. These devices typically have two holes just large enough to pass a loop of rope through. The loop of rope is attached to a carabiner sand when one end of the rope is pulled, the belay device approaches the carabiner and pinches the rope. This provides highly variable rope friction, ranging from very little to enough to support a falling climber.

What else is included in the range of devices?

Another climbing essential is the Hexcentric. A hexcentric or hex is an item of rock climbing equipment used to protect climbers from injury during a fall. They are intended to be wedged into a crack or other opening in the rock and do not require a hammer to place. They were developed as an alternative to pitons. Most commonly, a carabiner will be used to join the hex to the climbing rope by means of a loop of webbing, cord or a cable which is part of the hex.

Hexes are a type of nut, a hollow eccentric hexagonal prism with tapered ends usually threaded with webbing, a swaged cable, or a cord. Climbers select a range of sizes to use on a specific climb based on the characteristics of the cracks in the rock encountered on that particular climb.

Hexes can be purchased at Anaconda individually or as a set which features different sizes.

Check out the large range of climbing gear at Anaconda for many more essential items for your next climbing adventure.

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