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Black Diamond ATC - Alpine Guide


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    ATC - Alpine Guide

    Alpinists reveled in rappelling, belaying, and using the ATC's guide mode so much that Black Diamond designed its classic belay device with a lighter, more compact device. Compared to the original ATC Guide, the Black Diamond ATC - Alpine Guide accommodates skinnier ropes so you can alpine climb with twin ropes a little easier. Apart from that, it features the same handling as the original, just for skinnier ropes.
    • Black Diamond's classic belay device updated for alpine climbing
    • 6.9 - 9mm rope diameter optimized for 8.1 - 8.5mm
    • Multiple friction modes designed for both belay and rappel
    • Guide mode allows auto-block top rope belays at anchors
    • Auto-block release hole accepts small carabiners
    • Item #BLD00ZB

    Tech Specs

    tube, auto-blocking
    Rope Diameter
    6.9 - 9mm
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    The perfect tuber for skinny half/twins

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

    Finally pulled the plug on this to use with my BD 7.8mm half/twin ropes and man I'm glad I did.

    Before I was using my Reverso 4 to belay with those ropes and had only used them in twin mode and it was always a little hairy. Catching a fall usually meant 5"+ slipping through the device and I was always wanting to wear gloves because I was paranoid about my brake hand hitting the device in a fall.

    Just tried out this new tuber at the gym and the difference was immediately clear. Used for catching a twin fall and they just halted to rope no problem, no slippage and it frankly felt like catching a fall with the Reverso on a 9.8mm single. This actually made me brave enough to try belaying the ropes in half mode and once again it caught fallse quite easily. I was also surprised how easy belaying in half mode really is, I honestly thought it was going to be trickier.

    Def would recommend this device to anyone using sub 8mm half/twins and I'm betting it would work fine for even the skinniest twins out there (the 6.9mm Edelrid Flycatchers).