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Cinch Belay Device

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Bringing smooth and simple to the assisted-locking vernacular, the Cinch Belay Device from Trango functions logically, modulates fluidly, and locks off quickly on UIAA/CE certified single ropes in the event of a fall.

Despite its strength and versatility, it's only 6.4 ounces - making this a great way to keep your rack's weight low.


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TrangoCinch Belay Device
 
4.6

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple (15)
  • Quick to open (10)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Climbing (34)
  • Long climbs (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid climber (13), Casual/ recreational (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Outstanding Belay Device!!

This device works just like a grigri, but half the size and only 10 ounces. As an avid climber, I can't be without my Trango. It allows you to control the speed of...Read complete review

This device works just like a grigri, but half the size and only 10 ounces. As an avid climber, I can't be without my Trango. It allows you to control the speed of descent and has an auto lock mechanism in the event of a fall. Any avid climber, should invest in this device. It is simple to use and very durable and keeps on working, after heavy use.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not bad at all

I really like it, I run a 10.2mm single dynamic and it runs really smooth and works excellent with it! But when i take out friends for top roping i use a 11mm static...Read complete review

I really like it, I run a 10.2mm single dynamic and it runs really smooth and works excellent with it! But when i take out friends for top roping i use a 11mm static rope and i have stated to notice extreme wear on inside guide for the rope. It is almost grounding out the metal and appears to have a chance of making a sharp edge. i have only used the rope through it for about 20 or so climbs and i am seriously thinking about maybe buying another or something different. Do not recommend running a 11mm rope through it. But i do love it with my dynamic rope and works great for sport climbing

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5.0

Favorite

By Chelly

from Los Alamos, NM

About Me Avid Climber

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Low Profile
  • Quick to open
  • Simple

Cons

  • Not Best For Rappelling

Best Uses

  • Lead belaying
  • Outdoor climbing

Comments about Trango Cinch Belay Device:

I switched from a gri years ago because the cinch is much easier to feed out slack quickly and smoothly. It's a smaller device and does tend to wear out more quickly, so do regular checks. When you open it, look on the underside of the plate that the rope feeds through---it can eventually wear a groove that gets a bit sharp. Totally worth just replacing with another cinch though because of the ease of use by the lead belayer!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Amazing, Great Store

By Gator

from Sharpsburg, GA

About Me Avid Climber

Pros

  • Quick to open
  • Simple
  • Weight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Indoor climbing
    • Outdoor climbing

    Comments about Trango Cinch Belay Device:

    Great product, lightened my rack, and this store is the only one i will ever use.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great belay device at a good price

    By Forrest

    from Carolina, PR

    About Me Avid Climber

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Feed Out Slack Quickly
    • Quick to open
    • Simple

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoor climbing
      • Outdoor climbing

      Comments about Trango Cinch Belay Device:

      -Easy to take rope/feed slack(I really like the way the rope runs on the device in relation to the braking hand)
      -Handles various rope sizes well(specially with the new smaller diameters of single dynamic ropes)
      -Simple & lightweight construction for an autoblock device with a lever control.
      -Great for sport lead climbs, or for top-roping

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      A preferred belay device, for sure!

      By MrP

      from Warrensburg, IL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • Quick to open
      • Simple

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Long Climbs
        • Outdoor climbing

        Comments about Trango Cinch Belay Device:

        The ease of use and overall functionality of the Trango Cinch Belay Device made this a must-have gear item. Short/long sport climbs, multi-pitch trad routes, lead belays...you name it...the cinch belay is my preferred belay device. Fairly straight-forward and quick to get the hang of with smooth lowering. Essential addition to my rack. I enjoy using the cinch and would highly recommend it!

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fast service/delivery, as always.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Cinch

        By Bigz

        from California

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Quick to open
        • Simple

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Long Climbs
          • Outdoor climbing

          Comments about Trango Cinch Belay Device:

          silky smooth cinch belay device & ultra safe, highly recommend

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great device. Steep learning curve.

          By Jordan

          from Carbondale, IL

          About Me Avid Climber

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Feeds slack efortlessly
          • Great for multipitch
          • Light
          • Simple
          • Smooth action

          Cons

          • Large margin of error
          • Wears out quickly

          Best Uses

          • Any rope climbs
          • Indoor climbing
          • Long Climbs
          • Outdoor climbing

          Comments about Trango Cinch Belay Device:

          I have been using the cinch for about six years. I prefer it immensely to the grigri for the ease of feeding rope. It allows you to get rope in and out faster, leading to a safer, better belay. At the top of a pitch, you can clip it to your master point as a convenient autolocking belay for your second.

          However, the rope doesn't try pull the device closed if it is being held open like the gri gri does. This can be an asset, but is dangerous for those who are not yet proficient with the device.

          Also, as the device ages, it begins to let rope slide through slowly when you are hanging from it. The problem gets worse over time and it makes jugging nearly impossible. I even replaced the steel pin that the rope runs over in my last one and the problem was not resolved. With frequent use, they appear to have a life of about 2-3 years. Much shorter than the average grigri.

          All things considered, I still prefer the cinch to the grigri because it makes belaying so much easier and is so versatile. I would like to see improvements in the durability of future models.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not bad at all

          By leader

          from Richomond, KY

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Simple

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoor climbing
            • Outdoor climbing

            Comments about Trango Cinch Belay Device:

            I really like it, I run a 10.2mm single dynamic and it runs really smooth and works excellent with it! But when i take out friends for top roping i use a 11mm static rope and i have stated to notice extreme wear on inside guide for the rope. It is almost grounding out the metal and appears to have a chance of making a sharp edge. i have only used the rope through it for about 20 or so climbs and i am seriously thinking about maybe buying another or something different. Do not recommend running a 11mm rope through it. But i do love it with my dynamic rope and works great for sport climbing

             
            4.0

            Excellent!

            By K Climber

            from Golden, CO

            About Me Avid Climber

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Colorful
            • Lighter than Grigri
            • Quick to open
            • Simple

            Cons

            • Jerky Lowering

            Best Uses

            • Belaying from Above
            • Crag Belaying
            • Indoor climbing
            • Long Climbs
            • Outdoor climbing

            Comments about Trango Cinch Belay Device:

            My boyfriend and I both love the Cinch for any top rope belaying whether it's playing around in the gym, belaying from above or top rope belays at the crag. We like it much better than the Grigri due to the Cinch's simplicity and much much lighter weight and smaller size. For belaying the rope slides very smoothly and makes the Cinch a low energy way to top rope belay. It is NOT a hands free device. The Cinch is not overly smooth for lower a climber so we redirect the rope for lowering. We do not normally rappel on our Cinches but it's possible and I would again recommend a redirect when rappelling. We love ours and currently own two!

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Cinch Belay Device by Trango

            By Messi

            from Coah. Mexico

            About Me Avid Climber

            Pros

            • Quick to open
            • Simple

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoor climbing
              • Outdoor climbing

              Comments about Trango Cinch Belay Device:

              Just tried this thing last weekend, it worked better than i thought.
              I was not expecting it to be as good or better than the gri-gri, but it really surprised me.
              Simple, light, but very resistant and safe. Just take a few minutes to see how it works and you're good to go.
              The only 'con' i can think of is that if you're belaying a light person it may take you a little more time to bet him/her down, but that's not a problem for me.
              If you are planning to buy this, i highly recommend it!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fast Lowering but Good Catch

              By Naris

              from San Jose, CA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Great on smaller mm ropes
              • Simple

              Cons

              • Gets Hot

              Best Uses

              • Indoor climbing
              • Long Climbs
              • Outdoor climbing

              Comments about Trango Cinch Belay Device:

              This thing gets hot really fast after lowering someone, so be careful. Also, the re-direct described in Trango's instructional video works great! It seems a bit hard to take up slack if you give too much during a lead climb, but I think I just need to work out the kinks. I love the auto lock and lighter weight. I've used both the GriGri and Cinch and I really don't have an opinion yet one which I like better.

              Service and delivery comments:

              Fast service as always!

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