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Figure 8


Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Figure 8

Manufacturer: CAMP

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Page By: Nikolas_A

Created/Edited: Mar 13, 2004 / Mar 13, 2004

Object ID: 1037

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The top figure 8 forged from 6082-T6 aluminum alloy that will last for many years. Approved by UIAA and CE for 3000kg (6600 lb.)


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Nikolas_AUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

The standard, no frills belaying device from CAMP. It doesn’t get any lighter (except if you skip belay devices altogether and use an HMS). I learned to belay and rappel with it and used it for many years (also using a Cassin plate to belay seconds). Recently I replaced both with a TRE, but I still use it for canyoning or really low temps. It also comes handy when friends want to try climbing for the first time (my old harness also helps here).

Really cheap
Really light
Easy to use even with the thickest gloves
Works with a very big range of rope diameters
Can rappel over knots (useful for bailing using two ropes tied together or a damaged rope tied off)

Kinks the rope (not as much of a problem with singles as with doubles)
Can rappel over knots (like the one at the end of the rope. Use backup)
Posted Mar 13, 2004 10:00 am

stephogood for rappel

Voted 5/5

I don't use this for belay but I do know that it makes a good easy to use rappel device. Also it is fairly cheap and very durable.
Posted Jul 14, 2010 7:26 pm

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