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Black Diamond
ATC Belay Device

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The anodized ATC or Air Traffic Controller from Black Diamond is light, easy to operate and won't lock up unexpectedly. A good choice for all-round use, the ATC performs well during rappels and belays. Black Diamond's classic design has a beefy cable at its attachment point, reducing the possibility of it being sucked into the rope during use. Its smooth feel locks your rope off and won't kink it during rappels.

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  • Good choice for all-around use
  • Clean, simple design is lightweight
  • Beefy, coated cable won’t get sucked into device

  • For safety and/or sanitary reasons, this product CANNOT be returned

Gender: Unisex
Weight: 50 g (1.8 oz)
Season: F11 S12
Vendor ProductId: 620045
Review ProductId: 286


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Black DiamondATC Belay Device

(based on 6 reviews)

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Functional, Dependable, Classic

By Quin

from Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Comments about Black Diamond ATC Belay Device:

I've had one of these since the beginning. Never had any issues, works well with a variety of rope sizes. No durability or quality issues whatsoever. Great device to learn on. Easy to see when it's loaded wrong.


simple, light, not expensive

By Eric

from Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago

Comments about Black Diamond ATC Belay Device:

simple, almost impossible to rig wrong, provides great friction for belay, really shines as a rappel device too; cheap enough to replace when showing wear, or when someone you climb with drops it off a cliff

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Good one

By Dominik

from Undisclosed

Comments about Black Diamond ATC Belay Device:

We're using few one on climbing wall. Easy to use.


Simple and Effective

By Austin

from Nashville, TN, USA

Comments about Black Diamond ATC Belay Device:

I work in a college climbing gym and we use these as well as pretzel grigris and i personally like these better. I have both the ATC-Guide Belay/Rappel Device and this one and they function equally well.



By Climberdude

from Chattanooga

About Me Avid Climber

Staff Reviewer


  • Simple


    Best Uses

    • Bouldering
    • Indoor climbing
    • Long Climbs
    • Outdoor climbing
    • Sprint Climbs

    Comments about Black Diamond ATC Belay Device:

    This is one of the few belay devices I have used since I started climbing. I reccomend it for anyone starting out, and will not leave home without it!


    Absolutely great

    By Ryan Y

    from Monterey, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer


    • Lightweight
    • Rugged
    • Versatile


      Best Uses

      • Climbing Gym

      Comments about Black Diamond ATC Belay Device:

      Bought this in addition to a harness from Rock Creek as a gift for my better half and she loves it. It's a great, very simple, lightweight, and versatile belay device. Black diamond has some other nice belay devices, but this one is just simple and works.

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