Black Diamond ATC Guide Belay Device

Black Diamond ATC Guide Green
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Black Diamond ATC Guide Green
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Black Diamond ATC Guide Platnum
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Black Diamond

Our most versatile belay/rappel device, the Black Diamond ATC-Guide is now even lighter thanks to windows machined through the body. We also enlarged the auto-block release hole to accept a small carabiner. 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.

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

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American Alpine Institute Guides Choice Award
Climbing Editors Choice Classic Award
Outdoor Gear Lab Top Pick Award

Technical Specifications

Weight 88 g
Type of belay device Tube
Teeth Yes
Guide Mode Brake Assist Up to 2 followers
Belay Brake Assist No
Rope Range 7.7 mm - 11.0 mm
Certification(s) UIAA

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User Reviews

  • 5.04

    Making life easier, one grippy belay at a time.

    by TheLinaBee

    This is a great multi-use belay device. The toothed side is perfect for belaying a heavier climber, or for a single-rope rappel; the device is great for belaying a lead climber, or a top-roper and can be used to belay off an anchor. After 2 years of belaying with this device, the teeth are definitely showing signs of wear, but due to the triangular shape it is still sufficient for a controlled belay or rappel. If you're only going to buy one belay device this one is pretty great!

  • 7

    For the people who just like to climb

    by Tucker
    doesn't auto lock

    I own a lot of ATCs, but if I could only own one, this would be it. Belay a second, assisted catch on lead, light, safe, exactly what you want. It works well in every situation, and the only reason you would want something else would be if you aren't that comfortable belaying or you know your climber will spend a lot of time hang dogging a route. Those situations call for a grigri, but everything else, 95% of climbing, this is the one that you want.

  • 6.02

    Just what the belayer asked for

    by av8orariel
    extra loops
    light weight

    This is my 3rd buddy from the ATC family. Exactly what I need for multipitch climbing, and everyday sport. Teeth hold the rope well, although appear to be starting to wear a bit smooth. Heavy use for two seasons. Will take it into a shop to have checked out. Grip still makes for a nice secure rappel.