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Black Diamond ATC-XP Belay Device

$21.95

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ATC-XP Belay Device

Every climber should learn how to belay with Black Diamond's ATC-XP Belay Device. It's of the utmost importance to learn the basic belay style before upgrading to auto-locking devices, and this device has high-friction grooves to assist with braking and catching. Black Diamond updated this device with machined windows for a lighter feel.

  • Tube belay device
  • Machined windows
  • High-friction mode
  • Item #BLD00HT

Type
tube
Rope Diameter
7.7 - 11 mm
Recommended Use
climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

Better than using my hands

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

Wow! climbing is so much easier with real gear.

>Rating: 5

Classic Belay Device

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I learned how to belay on this and have been using it every since. Although I have a couple gri gris I still always prefer my trusty ATC. It's easy and straightforward to use and I feel more in control when giving slack.

>Rating: 5

Great and Classic

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Love that this ATC has cleats. Easy and smooth; definitely would purchase again.

>Rating: 5

Theres a reason they're the classics

I feel like I'm parroting an earlier reviewer, but its true; there is a reason this piece is class. Its super handy, lightweight, well designed, and versatile. What's not to love? Nothing!

>Rating: 5

Classic. For a reason.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This device is so light, but so durable. I love using this ATC to belay. It's simple, straight forward, but still keeps you on your toes. When you're belaying someone, it's easy to get relaxed and casual with it. I really only trust my climbing partners that I know have been climbing and belaying for a while with it, otherwise I'll put a grigri in the belayers hands.

>Rating: 5

It's good

It's got a really good grip in the teeth.

>Rating: 5

Can Never Own Too Many

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

Best gift--you can never have too many ATCs. The teeth on this guy adds friction when using narrower diameter ropes, which makes holding tension and giving catches easier on the belayer.

>Rating: 5

Great Device - Easy to Use

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I learned using this same one and was excited to finally get my own. As a beginner climber I really like how this belay device handles. I currently have only climbed in the gym, so that is where this gets is primary use right now. The design is simple and very easy to use.

>Rating: 5

Great ATC Belay Device

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Great quality and does the job well. Definitely would recommend.

>Rating: 5

Real Nice

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

Trusty and easy to use. Great for beginners and canyoneering, it's the only thing I like to use for rappels.

>Rating: 5

Simple and nice

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I just started climbing and wasn't really sure between all the different kind of varieties I should pick for ATCs. I really like this one, since I learned on something similar to this one. I really like the color and how simple it is. Great for beginners!

>Rating:

Easy, & Reliable Black Diamond belay

Black Diamond ATC-XP Belay Device Blue color!! I bought 2 one for my daughter 12 yrs old & one for myself ! Great product & easy to use with control & confidence!!

Black
>Rating: 5

Perfect belay device for a beginner

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

The Black Diamond ATC-XP is a great tube style device to learn to belay with. I believe it's important to learn good technique before moving onto some of the other belay devices available. It's very simple tp use and with no moving parts should last a long time. The extra grooves really help to hold the rope while your climbing partner is taking a brake and lowering someone is very easy.

>Rating: 5

ATC-XP Belay Device is tried and true

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This is the only Belay Device that I've used and when I needed I new one, I went with what I know works and will hold up.

>Rating: 5

Ol' Reliable

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This belay/rappel device is a classic for a reason. It's simple, it works, and you really don't need anything else. It's tried and true and enables you to belay and rappel with confidence. From climbing to canyoneering, this deserves a place on your harness.

>Rating: 5

my go to since climbing birth

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

this thing has been with me since I started climbing and is all time. belays well, rapps well. I always recommend BD products, and this one is one of the greatest and most durable.

>Rating: 5

A quality ATC that you will love!

I've been using this ATC for over a year and if I could go back I would totally buy it again. Great ATC.

>Rating: 5

Good belay device

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Use this belay device quite frequently. I have nothing to compare it to as I have not used any other device. Seems to be of good quality and does the job great. Definitely would recommend.

>Rating: 5

Great ATC tool / Consider getting Guide

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Been doing roped climbing for about two years and only got into multi-pitch a month ago. If you foresee yourself getting into multipitch consider investing in the ATC Guide. All around great product that wont fail you.

>Rating: 5

Great Beginning Belay!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Once you learn the ATC belay you can pretty much get the hang of any belay system. This is an awesome starting belay - super smooth feed with efficient braking ridges. It's my go-to in the climbing gym!