Smart or Safe Belays

Smart and Safe Belays are more expensive than traditional static belay lanyards as they utilize a form of technology that only allows one gate on one lanyard to be opened at a time.  This minimizes the potential for a “total unclip” while still allowing the participant to choose their rate of travel on the elements and when to move from one element to the next.

Edelrid Smart Belay

One such device is the Edelrid Smart Belay


ISC Smart Snap Belay

Or another great option is the ISC smart snap belay device.

For more info on the Edelrid Smart Belay, ICS Smart Snap, and other belay systems check out ESI”s gear store at

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Traditional Y-Tails to Smart Belays. Look at various options at




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