Climbing Technology Alpine Up Belay Device

Climbing Technology Alpine Up
Climbing Technology Alpine Up
Climbing Technology Alpine Up
Climbing Technology Alpine Up
Climbing Technology

The Alpine-Up Belay Device, made by Climbing Technology, is a highly versatile assisted braking device for belaying and rappelling; developed especially for mountaineering. It can be used with twin, half, or single ropes. The Alpine-Up has three modes: dynamic, click-up, and guide. In dynamic mode, the Alpine-Up functions exactly like a tube device for standard belaying and rappelling. In click-up mode, it acts as an assisted braking device that will catch any fall. In guide mode, the Alpine-Up will operate directly from the anchors while maintaining its assisted breaking ability. For extra leverage when rappelling, the Alpine-Up is equipped with a foldaway lever.

Rope Range Details: 
single: 8.6 - 10.5 twin/half: 7.3 - 9.0
Your rating: None Average: 4.2 (6 votes)

Technical Specifications

Weight 175 g
Type of belay device Brake Assist
Teeth No
Guide Mode Brake Assist Up to 2 followers
Belay Brake Assist Yes
Rope Range 7.3 mm - 10.5 mm
single: 8.6 - 10.5 twin/half: 7.3 - 9.0

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In the US, it's most often distributed as a packaged set with an HMS carabiner.

User Reviews

  • 4.06

    This is something I own

    by Tucker
    Can do everything
    no moving parts so it is really safe and durable
    A little stiff
    and it can lock on you easily

    I got this device because I wasn't in love with the grigri. It seemed like it did everything, and it does. Anything you need to do on the mountain, this device can do, and do pretty well. It belays smooth, and auto locks on the fall. It keeps people belaying with the correct motion, where some people have a tendency to get lazy with the grigri. The only issue is that if you are working a route, the locking can be a little difficult to undo, and it can lock if the person is climbing fast and you take rope too quickly. Then it is tough to unlock... If you can only have one device and you need to belay, rappel, and you want locking, this will do it all. If you can afford a grigri and another 40 bucks for a regular guide level ATC, then that is the way to go.