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belay Glasses
ademmert
22/09/2010
10:55:23 AM
Has anyone used these? and /or know's where to get them cheap?

Cheers

Eduardo Slabofvic
22/09/2010
11:03:32 AM
You can get them from anywhere that sells belay knives
Paul
22/09/2010
11:06:10 AM
I use belay glasses when I belay, they are the same ones which I use to drive with, read with and for general seeing of stuff.

voodoo
22/09/2010
11:13:27 AM
They have the added benefit of making you look like a crazed European bond villain.


climbau
22/09/2010
11:15:28 AM
http://www.powernplayusa.com/
http://www.powernplay.com/

seems to be the only places

Pat
22/09/2010
11:27:23 AM
post edit - didn't look at above link. You're looking for something different that my answer. But I'll leave this below for those looking for what I am talking about.


Adam,

presuming you want a serious reply . . .

you can get a brand called Sports Specs. They look like normal wrap around polycarbonate lenses that you see cricketers and cyclists wearing. But inside the sunglasses wrap you can clip a little pair of prescription lenses that are only connected at the nose bridge.

Or are you looking for the kind of belay glasses that you use with belay rum?

ajfclark
22/09/2010
11:31:15 AM
Belay glasses have prisms that reflect at 45 degrees to stop you getting a crick in your neck:


cruze
22/09/2010
12:00:34 PM
OMG. Did someone say "gear freak"?

ajfclark
22/09/2010
12:03:19 PM
I think it's a variation on the old mirror on the shoes trick...
James
22/09/2010
12:05:48 PM
some guides in Canada swear by them. IMO they are only useful on vertical crags - anything steep its easier to turn & face outwards & then you can see everything without creaking your neck. I don't think they wouldn't be any good on a slab or a steep cliff...

Superstu
22/09/2010
12:48:15 PM
to avoid a crick in the neck when belaying i prefer to lie down on my back and look up (like how HB does it in that film louise made at Araps in the 80's)

plus if the leader is pfaffing too much with gear you can roll over and snooze to pass the time until the rope goes tight again



ademmert
22/09/2010
1:08:38 PM
On 22/09/2010 climbau wrote:
>http://www.powernplayusa.com/
>http://www.powernplay.com/
>
>seems to be the only places
>

Thats what I'm after just want a cheaper version!

Cheers

The good Dr
22/09/2010
1:13:54 PM
On 22/09/2010 James wrote:
>some guides in Canada swear by them. IMO they are only useful on vertical
>crags - anything steep its easier to turn & face outwards & then you can
>see everything without creaking your neck. I don't think they wouldn't
>be any good on a slab or a steep cliff...

Actually, they are really popular amongst the Euro brigade. In Kalymnos (and lots of other places) they get around the steepness part by standing back 5-10 m from the base of the cliff, with the expected results ...

climbau
22/09/2010
1:45:33 PM
*slander warning*

they would be great for belaying M9 on his Aid projects at The Rock and Mt Pilot!! ;)

IdratherbeclimbingM9
22/09/2010
8:23:00 PM
On 22/09/2010 climbau wrote;
>*slander warning*

>they would be great for belaying M9 on his Aid projects at The Rock and Mt Pilot!! ;)

Next thing you will be wanting me to wear climbing shorts?




Heh, heh, heh.

Butters81
22/09/2010
9:17:12 PM
On 22/09/2010 ajfclark wrote:
>I think it's a variation on the old mirror on the shoes trick...
But how would belay glasses help you see up skirts?
martym
22/09/2010
9:28:32 PM
On 22/09/2010 ademmert wrote:
>
>Thats what I'm after just want a cheaper version!
>

Surely it can't be too hard to make your own.. grab two crappy mirrors - it'd have to be plastic - bend them and then attach to some kmart toy goggles.
They cost about 100 Euros at the moment, and i reckon you'd have to be doing some serious sportclimb-belaying to fork out that much for a slight creak in the neck!
mikllaw
23/09/2010
11:54:35 AM
After I broke "something" in my neck and my face went numb for a year I found belaying hard, so I had a mirror I'd put on a small pillow on the ground and watch, if the leader looked iffy I'd look up
widewetandslippery
23/09/2010
12:04:18 PM
On 22/09/2010 Butters81 wrote:
>On 22/09/2010 ajfclark wrote:
>>I think it's a variation on the old mirror on the shoes trick...
>But how would belay glasses help you see up skirts?

Butters you have no immagination. Drop something, get into really tall women, stand under the stairs and it doesn't look like your looking up......

ajfclark
23/09/2010
12:07:39 PM
Find a Cafe with tables next to an escalator...

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