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The belay device is one of the most used pieces of equipment. The Wilderness Shop stocks a wide range of belay devices from DMM, Wild Country and Petzl.



Petzl Gri Gri II


Faders Sum

The GRIGRI 2 belay device with assisted braking is designed to work equally well for lead  climbing and top roping. It may be used on all 8.9 to 11 mm dynamic  single ropes (optimized for 9.4 mm to 10.3 mm ropes). Compact and  lightweight, the GRIGRI also allows for excellent descent  control.

The Sum is designed to belay the first and the second in sport-climbing routes or climbing-walls. You can give rope fast and easy without touching the lever, while dynamic braking  gives good shock absorption. The Sum comes with a 'Belay Positioner' which assures that the carabiner always works in the correct position. For ropes with diameters between 9.1 and 10.5mm. 


Wild Country Pro Guide


Wild Country VC Pro II

The ‘do it all’ belay device for belaying, abseiling and guiding. Guide mode allows safe rigging to bring up twin followers. It is easy to free under load in guide mode in the event of a fall with the built in ‘release slot’. Aimed at adventure climbers, alpinists and guides it works on ultra-modern ropes of 7.7-11mm and pays out or catches falls with equal aplomb.

The VC Pro 2 has plenty of ‘bite’ on thin cords yet a smooth payout on fatter ropes. Sitting beautifully in the hand the VC Pro 2 is easy, forgiving and obvious to use, even for beginners. Can be used in two modes, either ‘slick’ or with more ‘bite’ depending on circumstance and ropes chosen. Single ropes from 9-11 mm  and double ropes from 7.7-1 1mm.


Wild Country VC



With its wedge shaped design, the Variable Controller is usable in two performance modes to give more stopping power or less friction depending on circumstance. The Variable Controller is most suited for ropes from 9mm to 11mm rather than the more modern super skinny trad ropes.

This is a great all round belay device. The Bug is slick enough to allow a quick release of rope, just when it’s needed, but secure enough to allow a firm lock down in the event of a fall. With slightly more mass than most other belay devices, the Bug provides superb control and remarkably good heat dissipation on the rappel. It is designed to work within the 8.5mm – 11mm range.





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The Wilderness Shop has been servicing the needs of bushwalkers, hikers,  rock climbers and xc skiers in the Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne for over 30  years. The Wilderness Shop has a wide range of hiking gear and climbing equipment including hiking boots, tents (one man and two man), climbing equipment, sleeping bags and led headlamps. We also specialise in outdoor footwear: hiking shoes mens and womens, leather and gore-tex hiking boots. We stock quality canvas hiking packs, bushwalking rucksacks, lightweight trekking packs and quality daypacks. The Wilderness Shop have the best sleeping mats - the exped downmat and self inflating mats - and hiking sleeping bags as well as ultralight sleeping bags. Not to mention our range of trekking maps for Victoria, Tasmania and NSW. The Wilderness Shop is Melbourne's best rock climbing store, stocking a wide range of rock climbing harnesses, shoes and other rock climbing gear.