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Black Diamond ATC Guide

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    Tech Specs

    Type:
    tube, auto-blocking
    Rope Diameter:
    7.7 - 11 mm
    Claimed Weight:
    3.1 oz
    Recommended Use:
    climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    1 year

    How to make the best ATC better.

    The ATC Guide Belay Device is already worthy of any climber's arsenal, but Black Diamond made it even better for alpinists and crag-stars alike. It still transcends the tube/auto-blocking category, allowing for a standard belay as well as belaying one or two climbers off anchors. Black Diamond upgraded it with machined windows for a lighter weight, and the larger auto-block release accepts smaller carabiners for a smoother and more dependable operation.

    • Auto-block and tube belay device
    • Machined window
    • Larger auto-block release
    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    its THE belay device

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The OG, the Original, the ONE. If there is a single belay device to have, this is the ones you want. Belay from above, below, rappel, everything. High quality piece of gear that you should have for every climbing adventure

    You don't own one?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Essential piece of gear on the rack. Gri's are great, but for $20 there is no reason not to own one of these!

    Super ATC

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Nice quality and sturdy ATC, does the job.

    works great

      Great quality ATC. Looks really neat with the matte black paint, though I do wonder how long that will last.

      A classic for a reason

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      There’s nothing wrong with keeping things simple. I have a lot of trust in this ATC because it doesn’t have any moving parts. This is basically the classic ATC with some nice upgrades. The teeth add enough tension to the rope to give you control without exerting yourself.

      You wont need another atc!

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Super solid and versatile. Might be the last ATC you ever buy!

      Personal Favorite

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I think every climber should own one of these. they are the perfect tool for so many situations.

      Works great

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      If you plan on doing multipitch climbing, opt for this one it makes bringing up a second climber, or two a breeze.

      replacement

        Dropped my previous guide ATC last week, no reason to replace it with anything else! Great for a day at the crag or seven pitches up a tower. Just works really well.

        Works Great

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Using this at the gym for the moment - works great. Love BD!

        Worked Great

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        I got this for canyoneering, and was very pleased with it. It works great for several situations where you need more or less resistance. It doesn't have the smoothest descent when you have a thick heave rope pulling from below, but I got used to it. Also seems like it will hold up well.

        Buy this over the XP

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        If you think you might ever get into multi-pitch or have friends that even think they might. Get the Guide instead of the XP so you won't have to buy two devices.

        Great but....

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Awesome ATC, I still prefer Black diamond out of blind brand loyalty but after heavy use in the last 3 weeks it has worn a lot where the teeth are basically gone. Great for repelling, multi pitch trad, definitely great for a lot of technical climbs, but would not trust in 4-6 months. Also its super light at 88 grams which makes it so ideal.

        Absolute Classic

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Best belay I've used, hands down. Weighs a bit more than the competition, but the quality and durability on this thing is unmatchable right now, especially when you take the price into consideration. Go with this, you won't go back.

        A Black Diamond Classic

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Super solid climbing essential that has so many uses. Black Diamond manufactures these things to seriously last, just like any of their products.

        Beats the competition

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I’ve used this and the Petzl Reverso for a few years now. The BD is heavier, but more robust. It handles thicker ropes better, but I’ll use my Reverso with my 8mm doubles. I definitely prefer the way the BD hangs in guide mode to the Reverso. (Facing you as opposed to the Reverso being 90 degrees off) I find rope management easier this way.

        Go to

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Great for single or multipitch routes. belay from the top, bottom, hip, however ya want. no assisted breaking but able to run a double rope repel. Also grea for canyons.

        THE Belay Device to Get

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        Having climbed on this thing for the last two years, I have nothing but good things to say. It has phenomenal breaking power, lowers climbers smoothly, and is easy to rig up for rappels. The device makes belaying from the top smooth, the guide loop is large enough to accept most carabiners, and the auto bloc release loop makes lowering climbers in guide mode easy. Yes, it could be an ounce lighter, but how much difference does that make with a full rack and rope? I'd rather have the extra ounce and a device that excels at catching a fall and will last for years to come.

        Trust in BD

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        I'm a big fan of my guide, I use it for rappels and belaying on multipitch. It does exactly what it's supposed to, maintains a respectable weight for how durable it is, and is a brand I always feel I can trust.

        Love it, great ATC!

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        Use this for mostly belaying top rope in or outdoors and love it! I have been using my Evolution Velocity Sharma Edition Climbing Rope - 9.8mm with it and it flows great through it!