Black Diamond ATC-XP

rated 4.5 of 5 stars (3)
photo: Black Diamond ATC-XP belay/rappel device


Price MSRP: $19.95
Current Retail: $16.46-$21.95
Historic Range: $12.98-$30.80
Reviewers Paid: $18.98-$20.00


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 how to use this to belay each other and rappel with 10.2mm rope. What else can I say. Simple, easy, rugged, inexpensive.

Price Paid: $18.98

Love this device. Nothing fancy or complicated. Just a great piece of bombproof gear.

Price Paid: $20

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