About: Perfect Descent Speed Drive Auto Belay
The Speed Drive™ Auto-Belay from Perfect Descent Climbing Systems is the original speed auto-belay and the Official Speed Climbing Auto Belay for the International Federation of Sport Climbing. With the fastest retraction speed on the market at 15 ft/s (4.6 m/s), Perfect Descent outpaces the competition and the world’s fastest climbers. The Speed Drive™ model complies with all IFSC requirements and exerts a minimum pull on the climber. Not just for speed climbing, this model is ideal for keeping pace with fitness and training minded climbers, managing warm-up and dynamic routes, and for any activity where fast retraction is needed to ensure slack never develops in the line.
IMPORTANT: The 53 ft (16.1 m) Speed Drive™ is the only approved auto belay for use in IFSC Speed Climbing World Record attempts and in World Cup and World Championship events.
Perfect Descent is the cost leader in auto belays and boasts the lowest average cost of ownership over the life of the unit.
All auto-belays require ongoing and scheduled inspection, maintenance, and factory recertification. Perfect Descent Auto Belays feature a 2 year recertification period, resulting in less downtime and lower recertification costs when compared to other auto belays on the market.
The lightweight and compact design equate to lower shipping costs when returning units for factory authorized service and recertification.
A growing network of factory-authorized service centers makes it quick and simple to keep your units in service and on the wall.
Craftsmanship, safety, and innovation:
Perfect Descent Auto Belays are hand built in Colorado, USA, feature a high-grade stainless steel and aluminum housing (no plastic), and are never mass-produced.
Internal components are made of high-quality materials that stand up to repeated use and require little-to-no maintenance.
All devices go through rigorous quality assurance before shipping and meet global safety standards.
Versatile and durable device housing:
Perfect Descents are the lightest and most compact modular auto belay on the market, a key feature for easy hauling and mounting.
The new multi-point installation handle provides flexible mounting options and independent backup eyes.
All units are sealed for outstanding performance both indoors and outdoors.
A durable lanyard nozzle with anodized aluminum insert ensures consistent performance and reduced nozzle wear.
Lanyards to love:
Easy to replace lanyards take minutes to change and can be performed in the field by the end-user.
Choose from the lanyard length that best meets your needs: 28 ft, 40 ft, or 53 ft (8.5 m, 12.2 m, or 16.1 m).
High-quality nylon webbing is more user-friendly than cable-based systems and doesn’t damage walls.
The built-in wear indicator takes the guesswork out of knowing when it’s time to replace your lanyard.
Choose from two 3-stage, swivel carabiner options: aluminum for corrosive environments or to reduce weight and steel alloy for durability. Or choose the Dual Connection option with swivel, nylon Y dogbone tether, and dual aluminum, 2-stage captive pin carabiners.
Weight: 29 - 31 lbs (13.1 - 14.1 kg) - weights vary according to lanyard length and carabiner type
Housing Dimensions: 16 x 9.5 x 7.5 in (40 x 24 x 19 cm)
Lanyard Retraction Speed: 15 ft/s (4.6 m/s)
Maximum Descent Rate: 6.6 ft/s (2 m/s)
Minimum Descent Rate: 1.6 ft/s (0.5 m/s)
Housing Material(s): Stainless Steel, Aluminum, and Acetal
Nozzle Material(s): Anodized Aluminum
Lanyard Material(s): 1 in (2.5 cm) wide Nylon webbing
Lanyard Breaking Strength: 3,500 lbs (15.6 kN)
Lanyard Length(s): 28, 40, or 53 ft (8.5, 12.2, or 16.1 m)
User Weight Range: 25 - 310 lbs (11.5 - 140 kg)
ANSI/ASSE Z359.4: Safety requirements for assisted-rescue and self rescue systems, subsystems and components
EN 341: 2011 Class C: Personal protection equipment against falls from height - descender devices
AS/NZS 1891: Industrial fall-arrest systems and devices - Part 3: Fall arrest devices
CSA Z259.2.3-99: Descent control devices