Thursday, April 5, 2012

Mike's Belay Glasses

Wearing these glasses the belayer can see straight up while looking forward. They take little time to get used to and soon become indispensable. 

Product Description:

The belay glasses are an innovative new way to use prisms. Upon putting these glasses on the Belayer can see straight up while looking straight ahead. The high quality glass is not only very durable and clear but it actually magnifies as well. Mike’s Belay Glasses allow you to belay your climbing partner without straining your neck. 

Product History:

On a past trip to Maple Canyon in Utah, Mike saw a very unusual sight. A couple was  belaying each other while wearing some very startling eye wear. Upon querying them, it turns out that they were using a set of prismatic glasses to allow for their comfort and the ability to belay right up at the base of the cliff. When he asked how they found them, they replied that aside from the cost, they fell in love with them. Querying other climbers at cliffs in the Western states, the general consensus was: that most had heard of them from the media, liked the idea, but found them way too expensive for consideration. He reasoned then and there, that on his return home, he would find some way to bring prismatic belay glasses to the average climber and this is the result.

Contact Info:

Price and Shipping:
Mike’s Belay Glasses: $29.95

Shipping (not included in product price):

United States Orders: $8.95 (USPS)
International Orders: FedEx Only, $25 and up.
                                          (Depends on the Country)

Hello Mike,
I've been waiting for affordable glasses (I'm just a simple student), and I have to say that basically they are as good as the other more expensive product out there. Thank you, thank you, thank you for bringing this to us common folk. You can certainly use my name for your testimonials if you need. Right on!
Greg Naomi (Medford, OR)
Dear Mike:
We received your belay prism glasses 'bout two months ago now and I have to say how wonderful they've made the chore of belaying so much more enjoyable. Everyone at the cliff wants to try them on- this is the only bad thing about them- and when I tell them how inexpensive they are hey, "gangbusters"!
Took me a few days at first to get used to belaying with them on for the first bolt or two, but now, I don't have any problems at all.
Howard Davidovich (Redondo Beach, Calif.)

Dear Sir,
Our small climbing club here in Mysore is very thankful for your product. We've ordered 5 and as word got around more will surely want some. Please accept our appreciation for your product.
Sridar Kshirsagar
Hi Mike,
I can't thank you enough for your  glasses. I was really getting tired of my wife Barbara getting dragged into the wall when I'd take even small whippers, we both got into the bad habit of belaying out from the base of the cliff to ease neck strain, the result was unnecessarily long falls. The last time she did this I cratered into the ground from 20' up and "fortunately" only sprained my ankle. Now, we can belay from right up at the base, and when I fall now Barbara doesn't get towed anywhere but up. You saved my keister here, brother, and we both want to thank you!
Mark Oltsman
Indio, California

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  1. Hello Mike!
    This is a very informative blog.
    I thought I knew a bit about Prism Glasses, but your blog has been a real eye-opener - Ouch!
    Seriously though, I knew that these weird looking glasses are perfect for lying in bed reading a book or watching TV.
    The thought of a similar product being used for Rock Climbing came as a great surprise.
    Not something I would have thought of in a thousand years!
    It made me start thinking about what other activities or occupations would benefit from upward looking prism glasses.
    Car mechanics working under cars standing up, painters and decorators painting ceilings - probably not a good idea as the glasses would get wrecked very quickly.
    The guy who painted the Sistine Chapel would have appreciated a pair of Belay glasses, I sure! ;-)
    Have you heard of any other unusual uses for Belay Glasses?
    Good luck with the blog, Dave

  2. Hi. Just wondering, could these be made to clip onto ordinary glasses or sun glasses? Thanks Stephen Gray

  3. Hi Stephen, Sorry, No, You cannot clip these glasses onto ordinary glasses or sun glasses.

  4. Ok. Thank you for the reply. Stephen

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  7. Great to see an affordable pair of belay glasses rather than the expensive branded ones!