How do Trublue auto belays work?

How do Trublue auto belays work?

The TRUBLUE auto-belay system uses magnetic braking. When you fall, the lanyard pulls through the device, which extends aluminum (non-magnetic) rotor arms into a magnetic field, creating a force that opposes that field, thus creating drag, which provides the resistance for braking.

Do auto belays make climbing easier?

Auto belays will force you into the habit of committing to the route. You’ll find that you can climb much harder when you’re trained to fall instead of trained to ask for a take. This shift in mental attitude will work wonders when you’re back to climbing with your partner and when you’re on auto belay.

What is an auto belay device?

Auto belays are automatic belay devices that takes up the slack as a climber ascends the climbing wall. If the climber reaches the top, or falls, the Auto Belay immediately arrestes the fall and lets the climber descend to the ground safely and automatically.

How safe are auto belays?

Auto belay machines are inconsistent with climbing and should be avoided at all costs, as they put the lives of the climbers at risk. The belaying skill is one of the major cornerstones of climbing safety, which cannot be replaced by auto belay devices.

Do Autobelays ever fail?

Auto belays shouldn’t fail, but they do. Ropes shouldn’t get cut, but they do.

Are auto belays safe?

This device physically blocks the start of the climbing routes, demanding interaction before one starts climbing. Aside from user error, the auto belays used in most climbing facilities today are exceedingly safe.

Are Autobelays safe?

How much weight does an auto belay take off?

As the magnets get closer to the metal plate, an electromagnetic force is induced, which slows down the rate of descent to a safe and comfortable speed. The TRUBLUE auto belay system uses magnetic braking and has a minimum/maximum weight of 22 and 330 lbs respectively.

Can an auto belay fail?

Most auto-belay accidents are the result of individuals failing to completely clip into the device, or forgetting to clip in entirely. In January 2014, Mark Hesse, 63, a climber with decades of experience, fell to his death after failing to clip into the auto-belay device in the Boulder Rock Club, Boulder, Colorado.