Buying an Auto Belay


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Incorporating auto belays into your climbing wall facility helps you increase revenue while reducing cost and risk. However, all auto belays are not created equal. There are many things to consider when evaluating auto belays for purchase.

Eldorado Climbing Walls is an exclusive distributor of TRUBLUE™ AUTO BELAYS

...Designed for Climbers. Engineered for Safety.

Using a TRUBLUE™ auto belay in your climbing wall facility increases participation while driving down costs and risks. Auto belays benefit all levels of climbers, from the novice getting a feel for the movement, to the elite climber focusing on conditioning and training.

The TRUBLUE™ uses a self-regulating magnetic braking system and is engineered to meet the strictest safety standards of all auto belays. This braking system is the result of over four years of research, development and testing by an ISO 17025 certified testing facility.

Modular and compact, TRUBLUE™ auto belays are easy to install, move and maintain. Plus, TRUBLUE™ accommodates the widest range of climber weights of all auto belay systems. This makes it ideal for climbing walls used by both children and adults.

...the TRUBLUE™ auto belay offers:

Advanced Technology
-reliability with no sacrificial wear parts
-smooth descent with minimal variation in descent rate of a child and an adult

-Extensive safety testing
-No clutch bearing, eliminating a key point of failure present in other auto belay designs

-Simple to install and easy to move to accommodate group programming
-Accommodates a wide range aof cliber weights, from 22-330 lbs. (10-150 kg)

Minimal maintenance requirements and costs
-Webbing-based system will not damage walls and feels natural when climbing
-Reduced webbing wear with unique delivery nozzle and field-replaceable webbing kit
-Lower maintenance and servicing costs

...With the TRUBLUE™ auto belay you will:

-Increase programming while reducing staff costs
-Attract single climbers
-Reduce barriers to entry for new climbers
-Provide your members with a unique training endurance tool
-Minimize your facility risk

...TRUBLUE™ auto belays are ideal for:

-Universities/Colleges, Climbing Gyms, Amusement Parks, Resorts, Camps, Military, Family Entertainment Centers, Fitness Facilities, Schools, Recreation Centers and Parks

At Eldorado Climbing Walls…we’re climbers, and our passion and dedication to the sport is reflected throughout our line.

If you have any questions please visit our company website or call us at 303-447-0512. We’d love to hear about your climbing wall projects!

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Buying an Auto Belay

  1. 1. Buying an Auto Belay All auto belays are not created equal.
  2. 2. All auto belays are not created equal <ul><li>When evaluating auto belays for purchase, consider: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Modular vs. Stationary Products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Type of Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cable vs. Webbing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance and Servicing </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Safety <ul><li>Did you know that auto belays are not governed by the same standards as other climbing industry equipment? In fact, there is no climbing industry standard pertaining to auto belay devices. </li></ul><ul><li>TRUBLUE is the only auto belay device engineered to meet the same type of international safety standards pertaining to other climbing gear. </li></ul><ul><li>You wouldn’t climb with a harness that wasn’t designed for safety. Why take your chances with your auto belay? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Modular vs. Stationary <ul><li>Modular auto belays are compact, easy to install and move as needed, and can be used with any climbing wall. Modular auto belays give you flexibility to move your auto belay devices to accommodate a class, birthday party or other group programming. </li></ul><ul><li>Stationary auto belays are much larger and heavier, and are permanently mounted behind the climbing wall, often requiring professional installation. Permanently mounted auto belay devices cannot be shipped back to the manufacturer for maintenance or re-certification. Accessing these stationary auto belays for required inspections can be difficult and lighting is often poor, resulting in missed or incomplete inspections. </li></ul>TRUBLUE is a modular auto belay
  5. 5. Type of Technology? <ul><li>Magnetic: non-contacting self-regulating magnetic braking system with no wearing parts. No limit to the number of climbing cycles between annual certification inspections. Annual re-certifications are inexpensive. </li></ul><ul><li>Friction Brake Pad: Brake pad system with expensive wearing parts. Low limits on the number of climbing cycles before servicing is required. Servicing is more expensive. </li></ul>TRUBLUE uses magnetic technology <ul><li>Hydraulic: pressurized air/oil hydraulic system with a potential for messy hydraulic fluid leaks and need to re-pressurize. Installation and access can be challenging. Factory service and re-certification is generally not possible. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cable vs. Webbing <ul><li>Webbing-based systems, like the TRUBLUE, will not damage walls. Plus, climbers prefer webbing due to its more natural feel. In the case of the TRUBLUE, the webbing can be easily replaced in the field. </li></ul><ul><li>Cable-based systems can cause damage to climbing walls if the cable contacts the wall. </li></ul>TRUBLUE uses webbing
  7. 7. Maintenance and Servicing <ul><li>The price of an auto belay is only a piece of the overall cost of owning the unit. Maintenance requirements and servicing costs can vary greatly by product. </li></ul><ul><li>Cable replacement in cable-based systems is expensive, and costs for site visits by servicing technicians for stationary/fixed auto belays can be high as well. </li></ul><ul><li>The webbing replacement for the TRUBLUE auto belay is a minimal expense, and annual servicing costs are a fraction of onsite service visit costs. </li></ul>
  8. 8. The best choice in auto belays <ul><li>For more information or to order: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>877-565-6885 </li></ul>