A very good way of working out, or working on technique - and you can do by yourself! The auto belay device eliminates the need for a human belayer. The auto belay takes up the slack as a climber ascends and safely controls the descent when the climber lets go or falls.
Auto belay Information Video
There are important safety considerations associated with using auto belay devices, as explained in our Auto belay Information Video. The basic procedures are also laid out below.
Of prime importance:
- Your harness must be fitted correctly
- The auto belay karabiner must be clipped into your harness correctly
To ensure that these basics have been grasped, Bouldering only members must have a short safety induction with an instructor before using the auto belays unsupervised.
Adult members who are registered for roped climbing already know how to fit a harness and clip into it, so do not need to have this induction.
Young people (aged 14-17) must also have an induction and assessment at the centre in order to use the auto belays without supervision. Please contact us to arrange this (020 8855 9598).
Younger people wanting to climb can check out our under 18 pages.