Perfect Descent Speed Drive Auto Belay
Perfect Descent Speed Drive Auto Belay
The Speed Drive Auto Belay from Perfect Descent Climbing Systems is the original speed auto belay and the Official Speed Climbing Auto Belay for International Federation of Sport Climbing World Cup events. With the fastest retraction speed on the market at 4.6 m/s, Perfect Descent outpaces the competition and the world’s fastest climbers.
The Speed Drive complies with all IFSC requirements and exerts minimum pull on the climber. Not just for speed climbing, Speed Drive Auto Belays are ideal for keeping pace with fitness and training minded climbers, managing warm-up and dynamic routes, and for any activity where fast retraction is needed to ensure slack never develops in the line.
The 16.1 m (53ft) Speed Drive with aluminium carabiner is the only approved auto belay for use in IFSC Speed Climbing World Record events.
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8.5m Lanyard: Limited Stock. Small orders ship in 1-2 working days. Larger orders ship in 4-5 weeks.
12.2m Lanyard: Limited Stock. Small orders ship in 1-2 working days. Larger orders ship in 4-5 weeks.
16.1m Lanyard: Limited Stock. Small orders ship in 1-2 working days. Larger orders ship in 4-5 weeks.
Perfect Descent is the cost leader in auto belays and boasts the lowest average cost of ownership over the life of the unit
All auto belays require ongoing and scheduled inspection, maintenance, and factory recertification. Perfect Descent auto belays feature a 2 year recertification period resulting in less downtime and lower recertification costs.
Lightweight and compact design equals lower shipping costs when returning units for factory authorized service and recertification
Our European service centre makes it quick and simple to keep your units in-service and on the wall
Craftsmanship, safety, and innovation:
Perfect Descent auto belays are hand built in Colorado, USA and feature a high grade steel and aluminum housing, not plastic and never mass produced
All devices go through rigorous quality assurance before shipping and meet global safety standards
Internal components are made of high quality materials that require little to no maintenance
Versatile and durable device housing:
Lightest and most compact modular auto belay on the market for easy hauling and mounting
New multi-point mounting handle provides flexible mounting options and independent backup eyes
All units are sealed for outstanding performance indoors and outdoors
Durable lanyard nozzle ensures consistent performance and reduces lanyard wear
Lanyards to love:
Easy to replace lanyards take minutes to change
Lanyard length options of 8.5m, 12.2m, or 16.1 m (28ft, 40ft, or 53ft)
Nylon/Spectra high quality webbing is more user-friendly than cable based systems and doesn’t damage walls
Built-in wear indicator takes the guesswork out of knowing when it’s time to replace your lanyard
Choose from two 3-stage, swivel carabiner options; aluminium for outdoor environments or to reduce weight and steel for durability and affordability
Weight: 13.1 - 14.1 kg - weights vary according to lanyard length and carabiner type
Housing Dimensions: 40cm x 24cm x 19cm
Lanyard Retraction Speed: 4.6 m/s
Maximum Descent Rate: 2 m/s
Minimum Descent Rate: 0.5 m/s
Housing Material(s): Stainless Steel and Aluminium
Nozzle Material(s): Stainless Steel and Plastic
Lanyard Material(s): 2.5 cm wide Nylon/Spectra webbing
Lanyard Breaking Strength: 19.5 kN
Lanyard Length(s): 8.5m, 12.2m, or 16.1 m (28ft , 40ft , or 53ft)
User Weight Range: 11.5kg - 140kg
ANSI/ASSE Z359.4: Safety requirements for assisted-rescue and self rescue systems, subsystems and components
EN 341: 2011 Class C: Personal protection equipment against falls from height - descender devices
AS/NZS 1891: Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Part 3: Fall arrest devices
CSA Z259.2.3-99: Descent control devices