Black Diamond ATC-XP
Flexible device, can use both the smooth and ridged…
Flexible device, can use both the smooth and ridged sides. The smooth side has the same feel as the original ATC (which performs excellent). The ridged side however is a bit too much friction for me.
Don't get me wrong, the friction/ridged side is a good idea, but it somehow lost the smoothness that everyone enjoyed from the classic ATC.
I have a nine and eleven year old who easily learned…
Price Paid: $18.98
I have a nine and eleven year old who easily learned how to use this to belay each other and rappel with 10.2mm rope. What else can I say. Simple, easy, rugged, inexpensive.
Love this device. Nothing fancy or complicated. Just…
Price Paid: $20
Love this device. Nothing fancy or complicated. Just a great piece of bombproof gear.
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The ATC XP from Black Diamond is a durable, versatile belay device that features multiple friction modes to handle nearly any situation or rope diameter. Now 30% lighter than Black Diamond's original ATC XP, thanks to an updated construction and machined windows through the body.
The new Black Diamond ATC-XP belay device offers the same great hold and stopping power as the original version, only it's now 30% lighter.
The Black Diamond ATC-XP offers two modes of use so you can give a smooth ride to all climbers. Deep, cleated V-grooves provide three times the holding power in its high friction mode for catching heavier climbers or when using smaller ropes in icy conditions. 30% lighter than the original High-friction mode offers 3 times greater hold and stopping power than regular-friction mode Machined windows through device for weight savings Durable cable holds its shape and resists getting caught up between ropes Hot-forged construction
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.