Simond Cubik Belay-Rappel Device

Closeouts. The Simond Cubik belay-rappel device can be used in two orientations; the first provides a traditional flat edge, and the second features the addition of friction grooves for increased rope control.

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  • Reviewed by yositune from Alexandria, VA on Friday, May 2, 2014
    I didn't find the friction groove side all that responsive and was a little heavy feeling. Nice cheap ATC though.. and it's not designed to wash your windows so what more do you need?
  • Reviewed by Wendy from Cambridge, MA on Saturday, June 29, 2013
    I somewhat regretted this purchase because as a casual indoor climber, I got very comfortable using a single groove ATC. The rope slips too easily in to the Simond Cubik and doesn't stay well in the groove, often slipping into the adjacent one. This means that sometimes it's much harder to pull the rope through. I generally am watching the climber, not the belay device, so it's hard for me to keep track of where the rope is on the belay device.
  • Reviewed by Mountain guy from Washington, the State on Thursday, June 13, 2013
    This is an interesting belay rappel device. Because of the pin in the center that the cable is connected to, it can rotate so that two sides change be chosen against which the rope can be pulled to lock it. One side has four "V" cuts that allow the rope to bind and provide lots of friction. The other side is for lower friction during belay or rappel.

  • Reviewed by GehrigFan04 from Nashville, TN on Wednesday, May 29, 2013
    Excellent belay device for the money. I like it more than my Black Diamond. The friction made almost gives too much grip, but turn it around, and it is a really smooth belay, especially on lead. Highly recommend
  • Reviewed by Ming from Madison on Thursday, May 2, 2013
    My regular belay device before this was the BD ATC-XP. I really like this one - it is dirt cheap and the high friction mode is amazing - no slip without trying, and my climbing partner definitely noticed the same effect as I weigh about 50 more pounds than she does.

    I have not rappelled with this and have only used it for gym top rope / lead climbing.
  • Reviewed by Grump from Sacramento on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
    Belay device works as a belay device. Even on the "low friction" side there is quite a bit of friction with thick ropes. Haven't tried rappelling with it, but it should work fine. Definitely a good price.
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