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DMM Pivot / Phantom HMS Set


The Pivot belay device delivers confident belaying and effective stopping power whether used in guide mode, or belaying from the waist. Guide plates have traditionally been difficult to operate when lowering seconds. The Pivot’s shackle reduces the force needed to initiate lowering, increasing control of the speed at which you lower your second.

The Phantom HMS screwgate is an extremely compact, lightweight and yet strong, true HMS shape carabiner that is ideally suited to belaying and rigging. Use of an extra-short gate means it can take two clove hitches with ease.

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  • The Pivot belay device increases rope control when belaying, lowering a partner and abseiling. It is a fundamental part of a climbers rack.
  • It enables guide mode and gives easily controlled lowering of two seconds. The pivoting shackle moves the point of leverage when initiating lowering of your second. This vastly reduces the force needed to initiate and control lowering of one or two seconds, making guide mode more user friendly.
  • High performance internal geometry gives greater rope control. Hot forging and CNC technology is used to shape the internal structure of the device to give greater control over a wide range of ropes. This is especially evident when using modern, small diameter ropes.
  • The Pivot has two friction modes for varying applications. In its standard orientation, this device gives confident control over a wide variety of rope diameters. It can also be flipped 180° for smooth abseiling on thick or low stretch ropes.
  • The Phantom HMS has a round, durable and generous rope bearing surface for smooth belaying.
  • It is a true HMS shape, which allows the use of an Italian Hitch
  • It has a slim and tapering nose, good for connecting to textiles
  • The Phantom HMS has am extra short gate, which allows more working space inside the carabiner

Additional information

Weight 72 g


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Locking System



Half Rope 7.3-9.2mm, Single Rope 8.7-11mm, Twin Rope 7.3-9.2mm

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DMM Pivot / Phantom HMS Set