The Edelrid Eddy is an easy-to-operate auto-locking belay device with assisted braking and maximum safety for sport and indoor climbing. The Eddy intends to improve on what could be perceived as Grigri weaknesses—those being the danger of holding the lever open or not clipping the two side plates together.
|ROPE RANGE||9-11mm ropes|
Controlled Descent system
The Eddy provides simple, easy and safe operation for the maximum safety whether top roping or lead climbing with easy paying out of the rope to the leader. For use with single ropes from 9 to 11 mm diameters. Controlled descent with a large lowering lever for an emergency brake system eliminates the “panic pull” syndrome.
What others have to say about Edelrid Eddy assisted breaking belay device
"it’s a hit with durability, simplicity, and suitability for less experienced climbers. The gym is the Eddy’s native habitat. Belaying with the Eddy uses a natural-feeling hand position, very similar to using a tube-style device, and it feeds and takes in rope easily for toproping and leading, even with crusty gym ropes", Julie Ellison, Climbing.com
Read the whole review: Catch This: A Close Look at Assisted-Braking Belay Devices