Black Diamond ATC-Guide Belay / Rappel Device
The Black Diamond ATC-Guide Belay / Rappel Device is their most versatile belay/rappel device, now even lighter with machined windows throughout the body. The Black Diamond ATC-Guide Belay / Rappel Device has an enlarged auto-block release hole to accept a small carabiner, and multiple friction modes provide the optimal amount of stopping power when lowering or rappelling, and the device's guide mode lets you belay one or two seconding climbers off an anchor.
|RECOMMENDED USE||Belaying, Abseiling|
|AUTO LOCK||Yes, if belaying from above|
ATC-Guide Key Features
Multiple friction modes for belay and rappel
Machined windows through device for weight savings
Auto-block release hole accepts small carabiners
Durable cable holds its shape and resists getting caught up between ropes
Guide mode works with one or two climbers
ascending and descending
Dependable and smooth operation in all conditions, handling ropes from 7.7 to 11 mm
3 product reviews
I have bought this device as a backup, where my MegaJul falls short. It is very easy to handle, and performs great in guide mode and in rappels (unlike the megajul). It doesn't generate a lot of friction when bringing up a second, and facilitates a smooth rappel (just be sure to back it up with a prusik)
It's not the lightest, or the smallest belay device out there, but it is the most effortless to use out of all the other devices that I've tried.
Excellent belay device. Lightweight and yet reassuringly robust. Perhaps a little small for use with thicker ropes however.
I have not used it, but my instructors told me that it is one of the best