Had the petzl version of ascenders for a few years and was due for a new pair for our upcoming expedition to Carstensz Pyramid. At first I bought a right hand to try it out b…
- Georges, 02/22/13
well its pretty much the standard..... can't complain........…
- Edward, 11/12/13
Great belay device, definatly worth it to get this rather than the normal ATC. May be more, but as you get better you want the best.…
- Jorge, 05/03/13
Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
Burly and multifunctional is all you need to know about this device. Sure the reverso is lighter but will also wear out 3x as fast.
If you had to just have one belay device…
- Cody, 03/23/13
Black Diamond has really improved upon perfection with this one. The high friction side is perfect for belaying while the normal side is great for rappelling. The high frict…
- Timothy, 10/12/12
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 on…
- Rhonnie, 12/01/13
Simple to use and easy to switch among people. This is similar to the rental units and I am familiar with this type. Small and light weight.…
- Gary, 12/06/13
I'm new to climbing and the idea of someone's weight being able to be supported essentially by this device to be honest astounded me. But hey, it does what it's supposed to! M…
- Madison, 11/04/13
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 probl…
- Alec, 04/14/13
I really like this ATC and it's really handy if you belay larger folks (mind you I'm all of 5'3" on a good day, so pretty much everyone is a larger folk to me). Just watch wh…
- Jules, 10/03/12
Ann Arbor, MI
This is a solid pretty standard figure eight. You only need one unless you lose it. I have had it for a long time and it is still in great shape. The only thing to note is tha…
- MATT, 12/29/10
They are very easy-to-use wonderful goods.
It has used regularly as favorite one.…
- Eri, 07/31/13
Let's face it: starting climbing isn't cheap. The Big Air Package is a great way to kill two birds with one stone, a simple and safe belay device (every climber owns an ATC),…
- Aaron, 06/04/10
Colorado Springs, CO
So like, this is great for belaying somebody, but if you don't want them to be safe in the air, you totally shouldn't buy this belay device... just like, hold the rope with on…
- Michael, 10/13/08
Not as good as Yates big wall ladders, but they get the job done, especially for the price. Steps are plenty comfy, but can sometimes get twisted which is a PITA. Grab loop is…
- Daniel, 03/05/13
I guess the BD etriers work for what they are supposed to. However the steps themselves are kind of rigid and I found that they tend to get stuck in cracks. Kind of annoying.…
- SHAY, 03/21/08
Black Diamond Belay Devices + Ascenders
Ascending is no joke... Unless you're using Black Diamond ascenders of course. Getting down isn't just for the dance floor anymore, because a Black Diamond belay can get you down the wall, packed up, and in bed by story time. Back to the ascent part... The Black Diamond nForce Ascender is a genius little deal that sustains 33% more clamping force than any other ascender to ensure a firm grasp on dirty, wet, or ice covered rope. Each of the Black Diamond ascenders are firm, but gentle... Oh yes. Even though gripping on the ropes with maximum pressure, these ascenders are sure to preserve the rope without wear and tear.
With a Black Diamond belay like the ATC Guide Belay, no one has to worry about getting down in a safe and secure manner. Multiple friction modes allow you to belay and rappel with ease, paired with the auto-block release hole which is large enough to fit small carabiners. The design is very simple and straightforward with a lightweight frame and ingenious guide mode which works with one or two climbers in both the ascent and descent. Of course, if those don't strike your fancy, the Black Diamond ATC Belay might do just that. With a minimalist design, this Black Diamond belay dissipates heat while lowering or rappelling and maintaining a smooth descent.
With a Black Diamond belay like these, don't worry about getting down without breaking a sweat. You may want to take a peek at the Black Diamond Big Air XP Package, which has a mini pearabiner screwgate carabiner for unparalleled security. The high friction mode on ATC-XP offers amazing stop and holding power. Feeding the rope is no problem on this Black Diamond belay, with a small application of pressure, the teeth provide ample resistance for any climber.
Now that your mouth is watering from finding out about these excellent Black Diamond ascenders and belay devices, take a look!