It's always been an issue for lead climbing, when you and your partner have a weight difference. A smaller belayer can find themselves high fiving their climber halfway up a route. But it can also be dangerous, lots of injuries occur when a larger climbing falls and a smaller belayer has to catch them, with belayers loosing control or not being able to provide enough friction.
This is Edelrid's famed solution. The Ohm
The OHM is an assisted-braking resistor that you install at the first bolt in the safety chain. In the event of a fall, the OHM increases rope friction so that a lighter belayer can hold a heavier partner without being suddenly pulled off the ground and thrown against the wall.
The OHM still enables smooth paying out and taking in rope when climbing and belaying and has no negative affect on handling. The OHM was developed for use at both climbing walls and outdoor sport climbing venues.
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- Belayer requires significantly less hand braking force to arrest a fall
- Lowering a heavier climber is much easier to control
- OHM is attached at the first bolt in the safety chain
- Should a lead climber fall at the first bolt, the OHM significantly reduces the risk of a possible ground fall
- Rope handling when belaying a lead climber not affected (no additional friction when paying out rope)
- Recommended weight difference (lead climber > belayer): 10 - 40 kg
- Minimum weight belayer: 40 kg
- For single ropes from 8.9 - 11.0 mm
NO RETURNS ON SAFETY GEAR