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Climbing Technology Click-Up - opinions?

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Boissal · · Small Lake, UT · Joined Aug 2006 · Points: 1,345

I saw one of those on a trip last weekend, the guy was comparing it very positively to a grigri.
Anyone using it? Thoughts, comments, concerns?

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amarius · · Nowhere, OK · Joined Feb 2012 · Points: 20
climber pat · · Las Cruces, NM · Joined Feb 2006 · Points: 215

I have been using an alpine up for 4 years. All the comments below apply to the alpine up. I imagine the click-up is similar being a single rope version of the alpine up.

It belays well, feeds rope well, rappels very well (although can twist the rope), the assisted lock works well. I particular like that the assisted lock has to be explicitly unlocked; unweighting the rope does not unlock the device. For belaying the second you can easily belay with the device in locked mode. The flow of the rope through the device is directionally dependent and pulling slack though a locked device is easy.

It biggest drawback is that it is heavy and bulky. The bulk is sometimes a problem when using the device in guide mode and pulling the rope in guide mode could be a bit easier.

As with many devices of this sort the choice belay biner is important. The one that comes with the devices is good and durable but will eventually wear out. I now use a edelrid HMS bruce steel carabiner which I suspect will never wear out. Although it adds even more weight to the belay system. :(.

I think this style of belay device is the much better than tube style device (ATC) and the grigri. I look forward to other competitors and climbing technology refining the design over the next few years. I would love to see a lighter and less bulky version of the alpine-up.

I like the alpine-up so much I bought by climbing partner one.

Boissal · · Small Lake, UT · Joined Aug 2006 · Points: 1,345
amarius wrote:Search? Click Up, Alpine Up Clickup / Alpineup - What shortcomings have been encountered?
The search function on here sucks balls and I can't ever remember the google search string.
jason.cre · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Aug 2014 · Points: 10

Need more opinions on the auto lock for rappelling. Does it eliminate the need for a backup?

mattm · · TX · Joined Jun 2006 · Points: 1,390

I have an old initial review on here somewhere but yes, search sucks.

I much prefer it over a GriGri for my needs. It's not as "auto" as the GriGri in terms of locking but it feeds a LOT more smoothly and doesn't require any different hand motions vs an ATC. It's by far my favorite cragging belay device and I rarely bring the GriGri anymore.

Found the old post.

Old ClickUp review

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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