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Get the full functionality of the finest crag gear without the unnecessary bells and whistles. The Black Diamond ATC-XP Belay Device demonstrates a commitment to simplicity and utility, which at least in part explains why it won Climbing Magazine's Editor's Choice Award. Capable of both high-friction and regular friction modes, the ATC-XP accommodates a wide range of rope diameters.

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4 5

More Power!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Plenty of friction. Great for the belay or rapel. Does what it needs to do. I light weight and easy to use. Can't ask for much more. Use it in the gym. Use it at the crag. Use it in a box with a fox.

More Power!
5 5

It's cool

I got this atc to be able to catch heavier people that I belay for when they lead. It offers great friction as well as being light which is nice for a difficult route where weight matters.

Unanswered Question

How well will this work on an 8.7mm Mammut Climbing single rope ?

5 5

Does what it needs to.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Looks great, feels great, and works great.
Great ATC.

5 5

Good product

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Haven't dropped anyone yet ;)

But seriously. Works as good as an ATC needs to. High-friction mode is nice, but I think it's really more of a mental reassurance than anything, as I haven't noticed a difference in catching falls with/without it :)

5 5

ATC-XP Belay

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

"A 10mm rope has enough space to fit into the ATC and move freely, and yet the grooves in the ATC make stopping a falling climber slippage and worry free."

5 5

Go to belay device

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As far as belay devices go this should be an industry standard. The grip teeth and the rope channel make it simple to keep your climber safe on the wall. Its light weight, durable, and looks great too. I have used it with all types or rope, as well as all types of climbing. Wether its top rope at the gym or sport at the crag this belay gets it done, hands down.

I love this atc!!!

I love this atc!!!

I've had mine well over a year and would still give this little device 5 of 5 stars overall. The only problem is it isn't functional as a multi-pitch auto-locking device, but that's why its cheaper than the ATC GUIDE and Reverso.

Awesome for cragging though! Love mine.

(Pic-ON BELAY!)

5 5

Upgrade for the original.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I got the XP earlier this year after dropping my old ATC off a ledge half way of Devils Tower. I had the standard ATC before and I like this one better due to the two options. The high friction side is great to belay with or when on a tricky rap and being able to turn it around and have normal friction again is great. An excellent ATC, very happy with the performance and design.

4 5

Does its job.

I bought this and its exactly what you'd expect. Its an ATC. I like it because of the friction thing. I am a smallish person and all of my friends are grown men so the added friction. I just bought it to have my own belay device and it does what it needs to do. Its pretty lightweight and I like the orange color.

4 5

Simple. Dependable. Predictable.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The only reason I gave this product 4 stars was for the amount of friction this item has. It's hard to get used to but once you, belaying people quickly and predictably becomes second nature.

4 5

simple but elegant

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

I gave this to my cousin for this christmas past and he really seems to like it. From what he has imparted to me, he has used it a few times outdoor/indoor and it takes care of the job it needs to do. Not quite the guide model but most people don't need that many attachments and options. Simple, durable, and reliable

5 5

Aaron Tam

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I like this ATC belay device. It's super easy to use and lightweight. Easy to let people down without having to push through the rope.

5 5

I'd trust my life with it.

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Quality ATC with a nice option for extra friction.

5 5

My first choice

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love this ATC. Super versatile with high and low friction sides. Easy to set up an light. I used this ATC operating a summer camp and belayed over 500 people with it. Never failed me.

5 5

Great device

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using this atc for 6 months now. I love it. Very light and you can't beat the price! It works great with thicker diameter ropes too.

5 5

Stoked on it.

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

Just got this, used it all day yesterday. I belay someone who is quite a bit heavier than me and I love having the help of a little friction from this ATC. I wanted something better than basic, but without jumping to a GriGri, and this is perfect.

4 5

happy

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

I got this after returning the Mammut's Element Light Belay for getting a deeper-than-just-the-paint dent first day on the job. Sure, this is heavier but I appreciate its solidity.

Q: Pros out there, what's a belay device option for really fat/soaked ropes? I had a hard time getting thick rope through this device.

5 5

Awesome Belay Device.

This was a gift with many other climbing accessories and so far they feel comfortable using the BD atc-xp belay device. They have been bringing it along with them everytime they go out. Functional and great device!