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Micro Belay Plates

CMI Micro Belay Plates set the standard for efficient rope handling. CMI Micro Belay Plates are hot forged from 7075 aircraft alloy aluminum, a material with nearly double the strength of that used in lesser belay plates. By mating this particular alloy with the forging process, we have been able to build a remarkably lightweight product while still maintaining a substantial safety margin. Nylon rope running over bare aluminum acts as a low grade file, slowly abrading it's way into the aluminum surface and weakening the part. That's why after forging, heat treating, deburring, and polishing, our Micro Belay plates receive our exclusive hard-coat to keep the strength for years to come.

Important Note: CMI Micro Belay Plates are the lightest and strongest available anywhere. In order to acheive this, cross-sections have been reduced to the bare minimum, leaving little room for further reduction by rope wear. Our exclusive hard-coat will protect the aluminum from rope wear degradation for a long time. However, when the hard-coat is worn through, replace it!


Breaking Strength:
11mm Belay Plate
4.8cm (1 7/8")
2.5cm (15/16")
8g (1/4oz)
6000+ pounds
9mm Belay Plate
4cm (1 5/8")
4cm (1 5/8")
11g (3/8oz)
6000+ pounds

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