Karo belay device

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Key feature
Innovative slot for locking off a climber who wishes to take a break in the middle of a climb.
Users reviews
4.5 / 5 2 ratings


Products benefits

Ease of use
Side slot allows belayer to lock-off rope when climber needs a rest
Brake control
V-shape slots helps to control braking when lowering a climber
Easy dressing
Easy to install rope thanks to marking on side of Karo
Ultra light product: 40 gr (the lightest on the market)


Stds / Certif.
aluminium, steel and TPU (for cable)
Designed to :
belaying a climber for indoor and big wall climbing
10 years
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wipe clean dust that deposits itself inside product with a cloth.
Storage Tips
keep away from UV rays and store in a dry place.

Additional information

40 g
Usable rope diameter
from 8.9 mm to 11 mm
belaying lead climber
top rope belaying
belaying a second climber from anchor point (big wall with several lengths)
Recommendation for locking off rope
The Karo is not an assisted braking device and the user must always hold the rope, even when it is paid in to the side slot. The slot cannot be used for locking off rope in event of fall of lead climber but simply used for allowing climber to rest

Users reviews

4.5 / 5 2 ratings
2 users recommended this product
Distribution of ratings
  • Man
    20-29 years old
    16 October 2016
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Great value for money
    Simple to use None

    Great device for the price.
    Bought a few for group use and beginners.
    Simple to use with check pictures and good on a variety of rope thicknesses.

  • Man
    40-49 years old
    30 August 2016
    Use since 3 to 6 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Lightweight and cheap
    Price, simple, works none so far

    Bought this as a simple low cost lightweight belay for indoor use.

    It does the job pretty well.

    The locking noth can be a bit of a pain when paying out as I found if the rope is twisted it loops back round and gets into that noth, I have never actually tried to lock off using it and am not too keen on that feature.

    If you want a cheap simple lightweight single rope belay its a decent buy, but it wont be your only / last belay...