The Black Diamond ATC is one of the most popular belay plates on the market - it is simple, light and easy to use. The popularity of the ATC is thanks to its incredible performance on wider single ropes which makes it the perfect wall climber's belay plate.
The twin slots allow the use of double ropes but if you have modern super skinny <8.5mm ropes it is usable but a little slippery, fine for experienced belayers. The device pays super smoothly and abseils without grabbing or twisting the ropes. This is a brilliant belay device for any climber, it combines high performance with low weight and ease of use.
- Rope size:
- 7.7mm to 11mm