2006 Guides Choice Winner
For climbers who want complete belay and rappel functions in a single device, the Black Diamond ATC Guide is an excellent choice when you cast off on multi-pitch trad, ice, and alpine climbs.
The ATC Guide belays a leader just like any other tube-style device, but it can also be connected directly to your anchor to create a self-locking system when you're belaying one or two following climbers. The V-notch allows this belay device to work on ropes from 7.7 to 11mm.
- High Friction Mode for greater control and holding power
- Regular Friction Mode for normal climbing and rappelling
- In Guide Mode it locks if someone falls & has lowering capabilities
- Unique release point built into the unit