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Are there GriGri-like devices that support auto belay rather than assisted belay?

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An answer to a related post mentions that:

It's worth pointing out that these are assisted and not auto belay devices, you can't just not pay attention and expect them to work.

Does this mean that there are "auto" belay devices one can use instead of GriGri to increase the level of safety? Obviously I know there are huge auto-belay machines in rock climbing gyms, but is there a portable device one can use outdoors?

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In general: No.

While some devices use mechanisms that can be different from the Grigri (in some cases radically different, such as the Wild Country Revo), all current sports climbing devices require the user to keep a hand on the braking strand of the rope. Some provide more room for user error than others, but the basic principle stays the same.

Additionally, "real" auto-belays in gyms are only for top-roping. To my knowledge, no fully automatic belay device for lead climbing exists. (Apart from special devices designed for solo lead climbing, such as the discontinued Silent Partner.)

This post was sourced from https://outdoors.stackexchange.com/a/24509. It is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

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