The Cassin Piu 2 belay device is a workhorse that can be used to belay leaders, followers, or to simply rappel. With multiple friction modes the device will handle a wide range of rope diameters (for skinny rope (down to 8mm), run your brake line over the teeth). The device also has an auto-locking feature when attached directly to an anchor. Simply clip the included CAMP HMS Nitro carabiner (for which the device is specifically designed) into the small hole and use it as a lever to gradually release tension for lowering. The Nitro is a lightweight screwgate biner with a pear shape, allowing ample room for using a Munter hitch (aka Italian hitch, crossing hitch, or HMS) for belaying or rappelling if you forget the Piu 2 or want to go ultralight.
Please make sure to test the device using your rope in a safe place to get a feel for the various friction options before jumping onto a big cliff.
||82g [Pui 2]
55g [HMS Nitro]
|Length||HMS Nitro - 104mm x 74mm|
|Strength||HMS Nitro - 21 / 7 / 6 kN|