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Cypher

Cypher Cypher Arc
Cypher Cypher Arc

Overview


Cypher
(#1799)

Front Rear Top
Front Rear Top
 
Left Right Bottom
Left Right Bottom

Technical Details

I acquired my Cypher from Amazon/Outdoor Shopping in 2013.

The Cypher is a notched belay tube. It is forged from aluminum alloy and soft anodized. Mine is 44 mm. long, 55 mm. wide, 90 mm. high, and weighs 53 g. It has two slots with ribbed v-grooves and a plastic-covered cable keeper. The slots are 35 mm. long and 15 mm. wide. The top of the Omega oval carabiner that I use for comparing belay tubes sits 9 mm. below the ends of the slots.

One side is printed with a logo icon and "CYPHER."

Comments

The following belay tubes are essentially identical:

Image Device     Image Device     Image Device
Brasovia Notched Brasovia Notched   Epic Peak Epic Peak   NTR NTR
Climb Tech Climb Tech   Fusion Neo-Sat Fusion Neo-Sat   Stubai BC PRO Stubai BC PRO
Cypher Cypher   Good Makings Notched Good Makings Notched   Yoke Yoke
Elliot Elliot   NAT NAT    

The shallow V-notches used in this design do not seem to be very effective at increasing the braking force. The notches do not have the narrow angle found on the Trango Jaws and its equivalents, so they do not create the same wedging action.


Cypher Arc
(#2701)

Front Rear Top
Front Rear Top
 
Left Right Bottom
Left Right Bottom

Technical Details

I acquired my Cypher Arc from Outdoor Shopping LLC in 2017.

The Cypher Arc is a belay tube. It is forged from aluminum alloy and soft anodized.. Mine is 46 mm. long, 53 mm. wide, 107 mm. high, and weighs 59 g. The slots are 33 mm. long and 15 mm. wide. The top of the Omega oval carabiner that I use for comparing belay tubes sits 17 mm. below the ends of the slots.

One side is printed with a logo icon and "CYPHER." The orher side is printed with a rigging illustration.

Comments

The Cypher Arc has thicker walls than some of its competitors, so it should last longer before wearing out.

The wire keeper is stifff enough to help avoid being destroyed by the climbing rope. It is longer than necessary, but who really cares?