Great Air Traffic Controller
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
My ATC Guide does a great job with my Sterling Evo Veloicty 9.8 rope. The ability to use high or low friction modes depending on the climber/situation is a big value add for me. The auto-belay function works great! Belaying my second from above is very easy and you can focus on rope/anchor management. It is a little bit awkward trying to lower in auto-belay mode from above. Had to put a lot of effort/power into releasing, and I definitely recommend backing up with a muenter hitch. Without the muenter I wouldn't have had any control over the lowering speed (either suspended or free fall). I'm filing that under personal technique rather than device functionality.