Black Diamond ATC-Pilot Belay

Black Diamond ATC-Pilot Belay

Black Diamond ATC-Pilot Belay is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 42.
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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 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
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Until a better one, this is the best~ I am a Jul2 user for the past year and like its pay out smoothness when belaying a lead climb. I've just received my ATC Pilot couple days ago and tested it out yesterday, very happy with it, love it even more then my Jul2; I used the Pilot on both 9.6ish and 10ish mm rope, both are used old ropes and not slick like when they are new, but the Pilot handle them very smoothly and effortlessly even when paying out. Before my Jul2, I've tried devices with the similar design like the Smart, MegaJul, ClickUp and by far I think the Pilot is the best among all. The Pilot has a similar "pay out rope" design from the Mammut's Smart, but because of it's very short "release nose" the "release travel radius" is far less then the Smart which makes it faster in reaction. The short nose notch also more align to the rope entrance which makes it more natural to locate it with your brake hand without looking for it, unlike the Jul2's thumb loop. My workaround for the Jul2 is always keep my thumb in the loop, which I am not too keen on. For rope "locking" (testing without holding the break rope after tension, which you should always keep your hand/s on the brake rope), if GriGri is 10/10, Jul2 will be 9.5/10 and the Pilot will be 9/10. But saying that, you don't need any extra force (compare to the GriGri) to hold on to the break rope to stop the very slow rope slippage, if any. We have tried both lead falls and high speed lowerings and the Pilot brake the rope without any problem; one note, when catching a high impact lead fall, the Pilot actually have about 5 to 10 cm of rope slide-back to the climber side, as a personal preference, I see this as a good thing, it means I can give an even softer catch to a lead climbing fall. To my understanding the original Jul2 prototype has the same "slippage soft-catch function" in mind but in the final design they decided to change their philosophy and make it an immediate lock up device. Still, I encounter rope slippage with the Jul2 from time to time depanding on rope conditions. With the ATC Pilot, I also got the BD's Gridlock Magnetron to go with it, I brought it for the "no rotation" function. The Gridlock has a smaller dimension then the OCUN's Condor and the DMM's Ceros, you have to slide the Pilot slightly to the right in order to have enough room to let the gate pass and close, which feels like it is too small for the Pilot, but it is one of the two recomened carabiners in the Pilot's instructions menu. Took me a few fiddle to get the hang of it when setting up. If you like to use this kind of carabiner, (I quite recommend you do) you might like to try others which is slight bigger in size for the Pilot's fat bottom~ To sum it up; I usually tell my friends to try on a belay device before buying it, but I don't feel like it is necessary for the ATC Pilot, just go get one when it is on sale, you'll only regret for paying too much but you won't for using/owning one~ Pros: Works like an ATC, smooth like an ATC, and with the assisted braking~ Cons: A 5 to 10 cm rope slippage after a hard lead fall, I personally like this Con~ Recommend rope diameter only up to 10.5 but not 11mm~
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this! Very nice belay device. I am now prefer to use ATC pilot rather than ATC or Grigri. I have to work on lowering the climber smoothly. Our gym has 10.5 rope but its getting old, some ropes thickened and got more friction, some time stuck or slow down rope a lot with this device.
Date published: 2018-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to Use, Sleek Light, sleek, super easy to use. If you love your atc and gri gri, this is not better. You can’t clean anchors and rappel with this and it doesn’t lock as hard as a gri gri (rope slides when tail is pointing up). What it does is offer a simple option for your single pitch lead or top rope belayer who is either not very experienced, wants a chill machine, or is belaying your butt through a 24 hour rock climbing competition. Set up is quick and fool proof, rope is easy to feed on lead and the sucker will lock if your belayer is busy scoping out pooping spots. It’s not going to make it on my rack, but it’s going on my day pack for times when I’m not sure my lead belayer is not going to short rope me the whole darn day.
Date published: 2018-01-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Single Pitch workhorse I bought this device for my wife. She doesn't like using my GriGri because of the way you feed slack on a lead belay. She has always preferred the ATC. The ATC is such an easy device to use and feeding slack on a lead belay is quite easy when compared to the GriGri. The ATC does not provide any assisted braking, however. The Pilot ATC is a great device for her because it works just like an ATC but offers an assisted braking feature that makes me feel safer when leading. In the event of a fall it is much easier for her to catch me and hold my weight. We have a weight difference of 30kg!
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It works as it’s supposed to This is going to sound stupid but this device is very loud to carry and even sometimes use, also I had to adapt my belaying technique for lead belaying. You cannot have one had one the climber side and right hand LOW in the brake side. You have to belay with both hands up or with the climber side and brake side parallel. If you wanted something cheap light and safe this is a wonderful option. I would still prefer to use a grigri rather than this do to comfortable belaying technique but at the cost this is a very good option!
Date published: 2017-12-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feels Great It literally started raining for the winter as soon as I received the Pilot, so I haven't had a chance to try it on real rock. That said, I've played around with it in the basement with some weights on the end of a rope, and it feels great in the hand. It's easy to work with, seems to catch the rope well, and the ergonomics feel great. It's an ATC with a bit more engineering, and that's great.
Date published: 2017-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10/10 I am a YouTube gear reviewer and I love this device.
Date published: 2017-12-17
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