Black diamond stuff is awesome. I'm a climbing instructor in Colorado, and I use this to belay countless kids on the daily. Brakes nicely, rope smooth. Had a couple of these biners already, they're a great size for belaying.
Not a whole lot of moving parts. If you can't figure out how to use it, you shouldn't be belaying anyone in the first place. The variable friction is a nice feature especially when you are holding a lot of weight. Morale of the story, buy it.
well, buying that is going to depend on your purpose.. i got it, and for its purpose it is great, also it is kind of cheap for what it is worth. Nonetheless, i ended up following in love for the grigri and finding it a bit more safe and easy for simply doing security... so you should figure out what you like best, who are going to be your climbing partners and their preferences and stuff like that... it ended up that my whole crew now uses grigris so i ended up going with the flow...
"Best multifunction belay/carabiner combo out there"
I have been climbing for a few years now and started on a figure eight to belay and repel. After a buddy of mine let me use this I never went back! The braking is really intense but smooth. I still prefer an eight to repel but this thing works great for it too.
This device, combined with the locking biner is essential. A great choice for a beginner belayer or climber. The teeth on the ATC aid in friction to help stop the rope on a fall and the ATC itself is quite light. What I really really like about the combo is that fact that it includes a locking carabiner though. ALL belay devices should be used with locking carabiners and I personally have seen many which do not have one while in use. Again, for a beginning climber, the locking biner and ATC combo is great and adds a certain margin of safety to a belayer's skills automatically.
This is a really good deal. You can save some money if you buy both of these items together. The color of both devices are really cool, I could not ask for anything more that what i order. I am a current student at a university learning the in's and out's of climbing. But if you want to have fun while climbing you much enjoy the hobbie
Bought this as a Christmas gift for myself and it has been serving me very well since. Very smooth when belaying someone, and if they fall it catches them immediately. The biner is very nice as well and it is pretty light. Overall a great buy and totally worth the extra few bucks compared to the Big Air Package.
I bought this about a year ago and I've used it about every weekend of the summers and it has held up like a champ. This is a very reliable ATC and you won't have any problems belaying someone with it.
Mine is actually blue and orange, but I do love it a ton. Use it for rappelling, top rope, and lead climb, and it works great. Catches lead climbers well. Your standard belay device and does not disappoint.
"Great manual belay device, like it more than the standard ATC"
Got this on sale at Moosejaw and it's ballin'. Used the standard ATC in the past, but I dig the high friction mode on the XP (I can belay my bud who ways 230 lbs with no problem). The biner is real light and super smooth as well. I would recommend this for anyone not wanting a solid manual belay device.
I can't stand belaying without the teeth anymore. I don't think i'll ever get a device that doesn't have teeth unless its an auto lock. This is also a very useful biner. I don't use much on for belaying any more because I have a grid lock but it still gets used a lot for other purposes.
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