Black Diamond ATC Belay / Rappel Device.
The Black Diamond ATC Belay / Rappel Device gives you all the security you need. Its minimalist design makes it very easy to use and is well suited for a variety of climbing situations. Its large surface area has been designed to dissipate heat while lowering or rappelling. The cable keeps its shape and resists getting caught between the ropes for a more durable product. Its hot-forged construction makes it strong enough to handle rough use. It accommodates ropes from 7.7 mm. to 11 mm. The Black Diamond ATC Belay / Rappel Device is what you need, to have a lot of fun, as well as all the security you need when rappelling.
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A superlight belay device designed for sport cragging and gym use, the Black Diamond ATC-Sport is a simplified, single-rope version of our ATC-XP. Two friction modes offer optimal stopping power while lowering your partner, and the versatile design accepts a wide range of rope sizes from 7.7 mm to 11 mm.
Lightweight and easy to use, the Black Diamond ATC belay device offers smooth handling while you're belaying and rappelling.
• Unique, smooth handling geometry.
is durable in all conditions.
dissipates heat when lowering or rappelling.
• Color may vary
|Available Color(s):||Dark Denim, Platinum, Ruby|
|Average weight - metric:||60 grams|
|Belay Device Type:||No|
|Best Use:||Rappelling, Sport Climbing|
|Fits rope sizes:||7.7mm - 11mm, single/double|
|Rope Capacity:||7.7 - 11|
|Suitable for belaying:||Yes|
|Suitable for rappelling:||Yes|
|Weight:||2.1 oz. (60g).|
|Black Diamond ATC-Guide Belay Device||$22.49 - $29.95|
|Black Diamond ATC-Sport Belay Device||$16.95 - $17.95|
|Black Diamond ATC-XP Belay Device||$14.99 - $19.99|
This is Black Diamond's tube-style belay device.
--Utterly simple to setup and use
--Works with any and all ropes on the market (single, double, twin, fat, skinny, etc.)
--Works as a rappel device, too
--Lightweight AND cheap
--No moving parts to service
--No XP grooves, which are handy for skinny ropes holding heavy climbers
--No Guide mode ring; for that you need an ATC-Guide
Every climber should have some sort of tube-style device. There's a reason that such things are almost universally known as "ATCs." It's cheap, it's reliable, and it does more for you than a Grigri. There's no excuse not to have one of these!
I typically use a Grigri for belay; but, always have an ATC for back-up or if we set up multiple routes and need another belay device. I always use this to clean since it does so well for abseiling.
That said, the BD ATC-XP does the same plus has a friction mode. For only 3 bucks more, I recommend the XP version. If you multi-pitch, get the guide version.
Great product, everyone should have an ATC. 4 stars because at this point, unless you only rap with it, you should just pay a few more bucks and get the ATC-XP
This is the best belay/rappel device there is. It is simple, lightweight, and everyone should know how to use it and have one. It doesn't matter if you have a grigri, this does the same job at a tenth of the price. If you are just starting climbing, get one of these to practice in the gym. At my local gym they rent the grigri for free, but this is still my choice.
Just remember that when rappelling it will get hot.
This belay setup is the way to learn. The ATC is an industry standard and (in my opinion) is the best way for a new climber to learn to belay safely. Eventually if you take to leading and multi pitch you will want to upgrade to an ATC guide or Grigri or equivalent but you will always carry this in your crag bag as a backup.
Your basic ATC. Not the best out there, but it gets the job done, and for the price you can't help but be satisfied with this handy device. I use a Grigri to belay, but I always keep one of these on my harness for short rappels and emergencies. I'd recommend it.
This is a basic atc, it's very simple and gets the job done. Very easy to feed your rope through and most ropes will fit this device. Made with great quality and is very durable. I love the color options! Super good price too!
It's simple, it's timeless, and it's pretty unsafe for most applications besides rap. Grab the Mammut manual belay device or simply invest in a grigri. I don't use it unless I'm abseiling. It shines in that regard. 5 star rappel, 3 star belay.
Sometimes we just try too hard to make things more complicated then they need to be. Repelling is a breeze. This is the most simple and easy to use. Everyone should have one of these in their bag of tricks.
I'm not a fan because if's you are going outdoors, why wouldn't you want an ATC-XP? I would't like to lead belay with a normal ATC. we use this guys heavily at our work and after only a few year they get really sharp along the edges of the tube (which can tear up your rope). That aside, these guys are overall a good device, simple, and sturdy never had one break on us, absolutely a solid investment. I think the one advantage this one might have over the ATC-XP is for rappelling