Sterling ATS Device

rated 4.5 of 5 stars (1)
photo: Sterling ATS Device belay/rappel device

Specs

Price Current Retail: $39.95
Historic Range: $30.56-$41.90
Weight 3.2 oz
MBS 23.0 kN
Width 2.0 in
Length 5.0 in

Reviews

Used the ATS to rappel into several caves. This device…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: borrowed it

Summary

Used the ATS to rappel into several caves. This device is lightweight and well designed. It handles 11mm rope surprisingly well for what it is.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • More control options than a fig. 8
  • Doesn't clank around due to rubber carabiner holder

Cons

  • Gets hotter than a stainless rappel rack

Used to rappel a 120' cave drop on 11mm static rope a couple times. I'd guess it would be great for canyoneering, as it has more friction options than a standard fig. 8.  

I really liked the ATS, but it does get a lot more hot on fast rappels than my stainless rack.

G00SE

Can you post a picture of how this is rigged? I'm envisioning a couple of options. Does it spiral the rope the way a fig 8 does?


5 years ago
Unknown Caver

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=imj97g2rvz0


5 years ago

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