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Sport climber
irvine, ca
Mar 27, 2013 - 12:34pm PT
I'm looking for a cheap alternative to the CU glasses - has anyone tried the Belay Safe glasses (

They look pretty good just don't want to waste my money.
Charles Claude

Trad climber
Flagstaff, Az
May 20, 2013 - 02:36pm PT
Up until a month ago, i would have thought they were stupid, but with a freak mtn biking accident with fracturing c4 thru c7 and having the whole section anteriorly plated, i am now wondering which are the best model out there, !( since there are a couple models now)

Gym climber
May 20, 2013 - 05:00pm PT
I use mine when I drop all the change in my pocket ...
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Jun 19, 2013 - 01:52pm PT
Another use for the belay glasses, makes riding the H-zontal bike more "enjoyable"?

John Butler

Social climber
SLC, Utah
Jun 19, 2013 - 03:12pm PT
Glasses or sunglasses will fit behind "Belay Specs" if that is important to you.

Sport climber
Sep 18, 2013 - 12:12am PT
Belay glasses can really save you a lot of pain after you've been climbing for a few hours. They are a bit pricy though... these guys seem to be the best deal out there at the moment. About $100 less than CU if you can believe that.

Trad climber
Jun 1, 2015 - 03:56am PT
Hi, link crashed.

There's a comparative of cheap glasses here.

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jun 1, 2015 - 04:28am PT
On a side note:

I've been having headaches 24/7 for over a year. They never go away, and after seeing many doctors, and test, the conclusion is that the cause is vertebrae damage, from looking up for 50 years. The doc says my range of motion is better than most young people, but my neck disc are really compressed on the back side, resulting in arthritis.

Young climbers don't have these issues YET.

Gym climber
Bend Or
Jun 1, 2015 - 06:15am PT
Is it reAlly necessary to look up while belaying?

Trad climber
Poughkeepsie, NY
Jun 1, 2015 - 07:42am PT
I got the CU glasses after a pinched nerve in my neck put me out of business for a few months this winter. I wear them over regular prescription glasses. I can't imagine using them on a multipitch climb but they're great for single pitches and the gym.

As with poles, I'd suggest that folks who hope to keep going for a long time might consider alleviating some of the destructive stresses of our sport before the physical side-effects manifest themselves, at which point, depending on the individual, it could be too late to regain normal function.

If you are a guide and spend much of your days craning your neck while instructing top-roped students, you really ought to think seriously about belay glasses, but anyone who spends a lot of time on some type of single-pitch climbing will probably benefit long-term from not compressing their neck vertebrae for hours and hours on regular basis.

More info and brand comparisons here:

Trad climber
Jun 15, 2015 - 08:22am PT
There are now kind of imitations of belay glasses.

The ones I recomend are LePirate.

Only 19.90$ shipment included.

Belay Glassses Le Pirate
Belay Glassses Le Pirate
Credit: climbingikk

Cumberland Plateau
Jun 15, 2015 - 08:56am PT
"Is it reAlly necessary to look up while belaying?"

IMHO, no.

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 15, 2015 - 09:03am PT
Wouldn't it be way cooler to just point the GoPro om yer helmet straight up and watch the vid
feed on yer Google glasses?
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