Commercial auto-belays outdoors in 10 years


Friday, 22 January

Climbing is one of the fastest-growing sports and part of the reason is all the auto-belays indoors. Within ten years, commercial auto-belays are probably also found outdoors on rock but also on municipal playgrounds.

Adventure parks and zip-lines are mushrooming meaning that there is probably a good market for commercial auto-belays outdoors. In the longer run, clubs and private persons might also buy one that easily could be attached to an anchor, on a day to day basis.

Another possibility is that some ordinarie belay devices have gotten an electrified motor pulling in the rope. In theory, such a motor might be possible to attach to the Revo which is shown in the picture.

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