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Climbing Technology
Click-Up & Alpine-Up

Click-Up Alpine-Up
Click-Up Alpine-Up

Overview


Click-Up
(#1689)

Front View Rear View
Front View Rear View
Left Side View Right Side View Top View
Left Side View Right Side View Top View

Technical Details

I acquired my Climbing Technology Click-Up new from Expé-Spelemat in 2010.

The Climbing Technology Click-Up is 83 mm. tall, 72 mm. wide, and 26 mm. thick, and weighs 120 g. The Click-Up consists of two stamped forged aluminum alloy plates separated about 7.9 mm. by an orange plastic spacer with integral internal "finger" spring, a forged steel rope guide with a minor v-notch, an 8.8 mm. diameter rope guide, and some stainless steel pins. Each plate has an irregular slot.

Both plates are stamped with rigging illustrations. The front plate is printed with "CLICK↑UP," "ROPE UIAA 1" (with a circle around the "1"), "Ø 9,0 ÷ 10,5 mm," and "0110." The rear plate is printed with the Climbing Technology logo, "Made In Italy," and "Patented." The left side has a raised hand holding a rope in black, and the right an up-pointing arrow and a climber, both raised and in black.

Comments

The Click-Up is a interesting device. Superficially, its action resembles that of the Camp Yo-yo or the Wild Country Single Rope Controllers, but the Click-Up adds another feature. The integral "finger" spring built into the orange spacer is barely visible in the photographs, but it serves an important role in keeping the device aligned. After rigging by passing a bight into the top of the device and inserting the carabiner, position the carabiner in the lower portion of the slot. The finger will ride lightly against the rope, holding it and the carabiner in position. When the leader falls, the rope pulls the carabiner to the other end of the slot, where it wedges and provides additional braking force.

WARNING: DO NOT HOLD THE CLICK-UP WHILE BELAYING.
IF YOU DO, THE LOCKING FEATURE MAY NOT WORK PROPERLY.

 

WARNING:DO NOT RIG THE CLICK-UP BACKWARD.
IF YOU DO, THE LOCKING FEATURE MAY NOT WORK PROPERLY.

The Click-Up also works for rappelling on a single rope, although that is not its primary function.

Overall, I find the Click-Up interesting, but a bit complicated for my taste.


Alpine-Up
(#1767)

Front View Rear View
Front View Rear View
Left Side View Right Side View Top View
Left Side View Right Side View Top View

Technical Details

I acquired my Climbing Technology Alpine-Up from Alpinsport Basis GmbH in2012.

The Climbing Technology Alpine-Up is 105 mm. tall, 53 mm. wide, and 37 mm. thick, and weighs 178 g. It consists of two forged aluminum alloy plates separated about 25.4 mm. A central 2.9mm. plate sits midway between the main plates. These are all held in place by a stainless steel block with rope grooves, two 13.9 mm. diameter bollards mounted on a rivet, and some stainless steel pins. The central plate has three holes (one round eye for an anchor, two irregular) and an irregular carabiner slot. The main plates have an irregular hole and a notch that align with corresponding holes in the central plate. A spring-loaded plastic handle is mounted on the lowest pin, and a spring-loaded trigger on the side pin opposite the bollards.

Both plates are stamped with rigging illustrations. The front plate is printed with "ALPINE↑UP," the Climbing Technology logo, and the UIAA logo. The rear plate is printed with a book-with0-an-"i" icon, "ROPE EN892," "Ø8.9÷10.5 mm," "½∞Ø7.7÷9 mm," (with the ½ and ∞ each inside a circle), "0111," "PATENTED," and "MADE IN ITALY. The central rib is stamped ">CLICK UP" [sic] and with a partial rigging illustration. The plastic handle on the left side has an up-pointing arrow and a climber, both raised and in black.

Comments

The Alpine-Up is double-rope version of the Click-Up. It is well made, and certainly works as advertised. It also works for rappelling on a single rope, although that is not its primary function. I find it is also a bit complicated for my taste, and its large size does not inspire me.