For single pitch climbs, this guy works like a charm. For taller climbs with multiple pitches, don't use this guy AT ALL and turn to its brother, the ATC guide. However, the teeth on this guy, like the guide bite the rope for added friction and security on big falls. It's light, easily handled, and performs great time after time. You'll be able to sue it for years on end before needing a new one.
I find the teeth on this ATC very helpful when belaying larger climbers. I never worry about the rope slipping and I can hold climbers comfortably while they rest. I belay a partner 1.5X my weight, and while a GRIGRI helps, I feel very safe with this ATC. It is also lower cost and lighter.
This is the smoothest feeding tuber belay device that I have ever used. It's great for one and two rope rappels, although, when brand new, the friction is so great that the rappelling is a bit jerky. However, that passes fairly quickly. I would absolutely recommend this over the regular ATC.
Good for belaying on double ropes as thick as 11mm in my experience. Nice friction for rappelling. I feel more in control with this than with my regular ATC. Just buy it, you'll have to do some belaying/rappelling at some point in your climbing career so you might as well get one
This is a great belay device. It was the first kind I purchased and have stuck with it since. The teeth help with traction, and it can fit a few different sizes of rope the only con is that it seems to wear easily, but I climb several times a week, which I believe is the reason for that. I would recommend this belay device to anyone.
It doesn't get any better than this! This belay device is very sturdy and comfortable to use. You won't have to worry about it breaking down anytime soon. Not to mention the amazing price! This is a steal!
The BD ATC-XP is a great belay device, a definite upgrade from the basic ATC. It's perfect for top roping or rappelling. If you want a belay device for any situation, look at the BD ATC Guide, but if you're a new climber or stay mostly in the gym, this device is the way to go.
This is a great belay device, a definite upgrade over the basic ATC. It's perfect for top roping and rappelling. If you want a more serious device that can do everything, the BD ATC Guide is the way to go. But if you're a beginner or climb in a gym a lot, this belay is great for you.
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