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Black Diamond ATC-Guide Belay Device


    Black Diamond ATC-Guide Belay Device

    The versatile Black Diamond ATC-Guide belay device offers complete belay and rappel functions and can be used with a variety of rope sizes. See details

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    The versatile Black Diamond ATC-Guide belay device offers complete belay and rappel functions and can be used with a variety of rope sizes.

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    The versatile Black Diamond ATC-Guide belay device offers complete belay and rappel functions and can be used with a variety of rope sizes.

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    The versatile Black Diamond ATC-Guide belay device offers complete belay and rappel functions and can be used with a variety of rope sizes.

    • ATC-Guide can be set up as an auto-block device when you're belaying 1 or 2 seconding climbers
    • Auto-block release hole lets you use a carabiner or a piece of cord to release the device when loaded so you can lower a seconding climber
    • Variable friction design gives great control with many rope diameters; ATC-Guide can handle ropes sizes from 7.7 - 11mm in diameter
    • High-friction grooves provide great hold and stopping power
    • Machined windows through the device make it lighter than the original ATC-Guide belay device
    • Made from durable, hot-forged anodized 7075-T6 aluminum
    • Double-slot design allows you to feed single or double ropes smoothly without kinking the rope

    Please note: Black Diamond products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.


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    Black Diamond ATC-Guide Belay Device Specs
    Best use
    7.7mm - 11mm, single/double
    Suitable for belaying
    Suitable for rappelling
    Fits rope sizes

    Black Diamond ATC-Guide Belay Device

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    Black Diamond ATC-Guide Belay Device is rated 4.1111 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Black Diamond ATC Guide The Black Diamond ATC-Guide is a fairly sturdy belay device that is able to be used in "Guide" mode, enabling ease of belaying from the top of multi-pitch climbs. I owned the Petzl Reverso 4 before this device and decided to try the Black Diamond out after my Reverso wore through. Both devices are essentially the same except that the Reverso is $5 more expensive and marginally lighter. The Black Diamond functions perfectly for standard belay procedures. The friction teeth work well with ropes 10.1 mm or larger. Smaller ropes will work fine but will be similar to a standard non-toothed aperture device. In "guide-mode," the Black Diamond was difficult to use with a 10.1mm rope. Though the auto-block was solid, releasing slack was more difficult than that of the Petzl Reverso. In many cases, this proved frustrating and annoying on multipitch climbs. If you are looking for a solid belay device for sport climbs and perhaps the occasional multi-pitch, this device will work just fine. However, if do climb a lot of multipitch, I'd recommend you look to the Petzl Reverso.
    Date published: 2014-03-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great ATC-used by many advanced climbers I use the ATC-Guide in trad rock climbing for belaying a second from the top, or for belaying from the bottom. I have a regular ATC but once I started belaying seconds I needed an ATC that would allow doing it. I am very satisfied with the ATC-guide. Only the Petzl Reverso compares to this one, but I like Black Diamond way more.
    Date published: 2014-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from ATC guide It's excellent. The brake is effective, the rope runs through smoothly on the descent. Though lead belaying with a GriGri can be convenient, belaying with this ATC is just as easy for an experience climber. The device does not require a lot of force to stop the rope.
    Date published: 2014-03-27
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Much better than standard belay device Found this device quite useful both indoors and outdoors. Upgraded from a standard ATC device and found the extra friction to be much more useful in both belaying and rappelling outdoors.
    Date published: 2014-03-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Decent I bought this device at the beginning of the year... January 2012. I was going through gear in November and noticed that the device was getting very sharp edges right in the back where the rope touches. This was concerning as I have probably used it less than 200 full days. I multi pitched a decent amount this summer- 20-30 routes, but the rest were Single Pitch or indoor. BD used to be my go to brand but recently gear has just seemed not as impressive. The harness I have as well has caused me concern as it seemed to fray on the belay loop faster than older models. I would go with the Petzl Reverso. Seems to last longer.
    Date published: 2014-03-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good buy Great belay divice, definatly worth it to get this rather than the normal ATC. May be more, but as you get better you want the best.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from buy the Petzl version Works; gives more holding power than a ATC, which I've used for about ten years. The problem is that the device has sharp edges that catch the rope when pulling in or feeding out slack. The Petzl equivalent is smoother and nicer to use, and works as well in auto-block mode.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like it should Works as it is supposed to. Got into sport climbing and wanted something that was easy to use to belay someone up to me. Haven't had any problem as far as durability, or the sharp edges others seem to experience. I have not used it a ton, but enough to feel comfortable using it.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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