Black Diamond ATC-Pilot Belay

Black Diamond ATC-Pilot Belay

Black Diamond ATC-Pilot Belay is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 48.
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Product Description Item No.   10331770

The Black Diamond ATC-Pilot Belay is an assisted braking device for belaying. The extra security makes braking smooth and easy, while the device itself is lightweight for your kit. Capable of handling ropes from 8.7-10.5mm, for a wide range of climbs and preferences.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond ATC-Pilot Belay

  • Accommodates ropes from 8.7-11
  • Provides an added level of security to single pitch belays
  • Smooth rope payout
  • Gradual lowering
  • Steel construction
  • Ergonomic, non-slip surface
  • Single rope use

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Weight: 3 oz
Disclaimer: We only ship this brand to US Addresses., All climbing equipment is final sale.
Best Use: Climbing
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice piece I've been using the ATC Pilot for a little over 2 months now, climbing multiple times per week, in the gym. My brother gave it to me for Christmas, and I hesitantly gave it a shot after years of using an ATC Guide. The Pilot feels nice in your hand. I noticed right away that the device has an interesting sound rattling around with carabiners. It sounds plasticky and I wondered if weight was the reason for not making this entirely out of metal. Another of the first things I noticed, when using it, is that the thumb of my brake hand fit perfectly in the hook, making it feel like part of my body, practically. Lowering a climber took me some time to get down. I didn't watch any videos or anything, so I trialed and errored my way through that, with a patient partner. I first attempted to "lift the nose" with my brake hand. This made for a spotty and inconsistent lower. Then I figured out that I could just turn the device with my other hand. This made for a much smoother lower. Another observation I'll share is that I've caught some big falls with this device. It locks down quickly and easily. I've experienced no slippage, or "looseness" when catching a fall. Holding a hangdogger is also very easy with this device. Lastly, I'll say that this probably won't be part of my outdoor kit. I don't like that you can't rappel with it. I usually seek versatile gear that can play multiple roles for emergencies, changes of plan, etc. All in all, I really like it. I would love an all-metal version, and I wish they could tweak the design to make something similar that you could repel with, but I'll take it as is for the gym or for strict sport climbing crags, but not for adventuring...
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from light weight assisted braking for a great price The ATC Pilot has quickly become my go-to belay device for all indoor and most outdoor climbing. I have always found tube style devices a bit clunky for paying out rope (long live the spring plate!) but the Pilot's thumb hook makes the process smooth and effortless. The Pilot is light enough that I'll bring it along even when I need to use my Guide for a top belay on a multi-pitch route. With a 10mm rope and a wide carabiner, the braking feels similar to that of mechanically assisted braking devices.
Date published: 2018-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent , I love it I bought this around a month. I found it is comfortable when low down your partner (climber) without gloves. Good belay device for lead climb and top rope.
Date published: 2018-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job well No downsides except it is only for single pitch, maybe another version can be developed. Taking in just like other ATCs, lowering smooth and easy, assisted braking works well. Very easy to get used to it
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from makes belaying a lot easier I noticed a difference in lowering straight away. This device makes staying in the break position of an extended period time much easier. Lowering people of heavier weight is much easier and smoother once you operate the device correctly
Date published: 2018-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Belay Device Ever (Not for gridlock though) Less is more! and This is what is called an improvement! Taking something that already work great, and making it into something even better. It is great feeding rope, no matter the size, and does everything an ATC does, just well. PLUS! it assist you! The handling is very intuitive, with no moving parts that require different more complicated handling. THIS IS THE FUTURE!! It is probably not the first device on its kind, But the pilot beat them all on the handling and feeding rope. THE ONE TROUBLE I had, Is that the Pilot "doesn't like" the gridlock (even worst on a magnetron). It definitely fit on a grid lock... But! it is a trouble switching from the gear loop to the belay loop. I rater use a vapor lock witch also offers great friction for belay devices.
Date published: 2018-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Belaying becomes an ease Have used it once for lead and IMMEDIATLY loved it. No moving parts and the simplest assisted locking device. Also can control friction on the device to save your hands when lapping in a gym (:
Date published: 2018-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, reliable design. I've been using this a lot in the gym. It works great, is easier to setup, and offers less opportunities for user error than a gri-gri. Seems super solid.
Date published: 2018-01-11
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