more safety in topropeclimbing
compensates belaying mistakes
minimise the danger of a fall to the ground
The Gigaklick braking device was developed as a stationary belaying device for use in climbing halls to minimise the danger of a fall to the ground during top rope climbing. It may also be used for lowering and abseiling a person.
Operating principle, braking and blocking:
Gigaklick is a belaying device which brakes and then blocks the rope in the case of a dangerously high descent speed (e.g. if the belayer makes a mistake or fails to respond), thereby protecting the climber from falling.
The centrifugal forces that develop in the rope pulley in the event of increased rope speed cause the rope to be braked and blocked. The integrated braking system significantly reduces the impact force. This helps to minimise any additional injuries sustained by the climber.
How is the Gigaklick operating?
Releasing the block and lowering the climber:
To release the rope block in the braking device, the climber needs to be pulled approx. 15 cm upwards. The block will then release and the climber can continue to be lowered.
If the climber is able to help with this process and pull him/herself upward on the safety rope (the belayer’s end of the rope), this should be easily achieved by the belayer and the climber together.
If the climber is unable to help with this process (e.g. due to injury), the belayer’s end of the rope needs to be pulled with approx. double the weight of the climber. Request help in doing this.
When planning the route, take care that the belayer’s end of the rope can be reached by the climber in the event of a fall.