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About Belay Shades Rock Climbing Belay Glasses

Closeouts. Belay Shades' rock climbing belay glasses help reduce the dreaded belayer's neck that comes from staring up the rock face for long periods of time. By using prisms in the lenses, the belayer is able to see the climber while looking straight ahead.


Specs about Belay Shades Rock Climbing Belay Glasses

  • Lens material: Glass
  • Frame material: Composite
  • Extra lenses: None
  • Base curvature: 6 Base
  • Frame fit: Medium
  • Lens coverage: Small
  • Temple to temple: 5-1/4"
  • Carry case: Hard
  • Weight: 2 oz.
  • Made in China
  • Climbing activities are inherently dangerous; we recommend getting proper instruction on its correct and safe use -- for any refund, climbing gear must be returned in its original packaging/coil, and have original hangtags and plastic wrapper
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4.208333 5 Overall Rating: 4.2 Based on 24 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Awesome! Takes the neck strain out of belaying.
Reviewed by Free to move from Denver on Tuesday, February 11, 2014
These glasses are well made, crisp and clear when viewing. The case is well constructed for protecting them while in your pack. Viewing takes a little practice to get used to because your view moves as you move your head. Without the glasses your eyes will track with things while your head moves, b... Read More
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  • Kiss neck pain goodbye!
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by Andrew from Carbondale IL on Thursday, August 24, 2017
    These glasses do away with the neck pain that comes with belaying, especially on longer routes. They take a little bit to get used to, but once you get used to them they'll be of immense help. The fit is nice and snug and you're able to see your hands, belay device and rope under the lenses. An essential tool for any belay slave.
  • Good Belay Glasses
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by B.Lowe from Utah on Tuesday, June 27, 2017
    These are good, entry level, belay glasses. There are nicer and more expensive glasses on the market, but for the money, you can't beat the utility and quality of these belay glasses.
  • Belay Shades
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by Lee the Climber from Denver, Colorado on Sunday, January 29, 2017
    If you're serious about maximizing climb time for your partner and efficiency for yourself when on belay, nothing will prove a greater tool and asset then these Belay Shades. Lightweight and simple construction of these wide rectangular reflective lenses make it easier than ever to maintain constant eye contact with your climbing partner. No more straining your neck for hours on end staring up at your partner, or vis versa, as you climb. With Belay Shades, you can maintain good posture and good eye contact while effectively belaying your partner. I would recommend these Belay Shades to anyone looking to save some cash and looking to get climbing quickly, Sierra Trading Post was very quick and efficent!
  • OK, but you still have to look up
    Reviewed by Ryan from Pittsburgh on Thursday, November 10, 2016
    I ordered these after having a transformative experience using my friend's Belaggles, but balking at the price of the Belaggles ($90). These definitely help. But the prisms are small, and framed all around. So the range of vision is pretty small, which means that after your climber moves beyond 35 ft or so, you have to start tilting your head back, even with the glasses. This was not the case with the Belaggles, which had a much wider angle of view. I have now used this pair for maybe a total of 10 hours of actual belaying, and my neck still gets belayer's neck, though much more slowly than without the glasses. I'm writing this review because I've decided to upgrade to a better pair.
  • No sore neck
    Verified Buyer Reviewed by Julia from Colorado on Monday, October 17, 2016
    Great for belaying. Take a bit to get used to and definitely be careful with them on uneven ground. The cord that is supposed to keep them around your neck when not in use though sucks. Invest in an upgrade.

Question & Answer

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  • “Does the case have a hole you can clip a 'biner to?”
    Asked by Don from Colorado on 2/11/2016 2:19:50 PM
    • Don I can see it's been two years since your question, and here it is still unanswered.
      Answered on 5/12/2018 9:53:49 AM by George Ladshaw from North Carolina
  • “How much do these glasses weigh?”
    Asked by Zjac from Santa fe on 3/16/2015 7:23:43 AM
    • Hi Zjac,

      No specs at the website, but according to Camp Saver, they're 6 oz / 170 g. They feel a bit heavier than the Belay Specs...

      Answered on 3/16/2015 3:05:41 PM by lroseriver from Tucson
  • “These look like you can reverse the prisms to look down. Do they ”
    Asked by Craig from Minnesota on 1/28/2015 3:22:09 PM
    • These are not reversible.
      Answered on 2/11/2015 2:51:15 PM by Product Specialist from Company Headquarters