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ATC-Guide Belay/Rappel Device

$29.95 USD


Our most versatile belay/rappel device, the ATC-Guide features a lightweight design, two friction modes and an auto-blocking guide mode that lets you belay a seconding climber off the anchor.
Item# BD620055DKDMALL1
$29.95 USD

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Our most versatile belay/rappel device, the Black Diamond ATC-Guide is now even lighter thanks to windows machined through the body. We also enlarged the auto-block release hole to accept a small carabiner. Multiple friction modes provide the optimal amount of stopping power when lowering or rappelling, and the device's guide mode lets you belay one or two seconding climbers off an anchor.

  • Multiple friction modes for belay and rappel
  • Machined windows through device for weight savings
  • Guide mode works with one or two climbers ascending or descending
  • Auto-block release hole enlarged to accept a small carabiner
  • Durable cable holds its shape and resists getting caught between ropes
  • Hot-forged construction
  • Handles ropes from 7.7 mm to 11 mm

How To Video: Black Diamond Equipment's ATC-Guide

Tech Specs

Weight :   88 g (3.1 oz)

Recommended Use



  • klettern magazine recommended award 05/2011


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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 23 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Must have. I recently started climbing and looking around at other peoples gear and starting to build up a rack... this was the only thing I saw out there. After climbing for a few months and using this to rappel and belay, I can say that its definitely worth its weight in gold. Haven't had any trouble braking or using it to belay on my first couple of leads! Overall great product and a must have for any climber. July 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Versatile device Great device with several must have features, great for belaying second from top of pitch and awesome as an auto lock device for crevasse rescue. July 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent device for mulit-pitch This is a great device to belay a second. I've had the pleasure of using it to do everything from hauling, rappelling, lowering, in plaquette mode, and atc mode. It is very versatile. I would highly recommend this to any climber wanting to move from top roping to lead climbing and cleaning routes. 5-star May 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Works great!! This product works great!! It is very helpful for me as a smaller person to belay people bigger than me. I love this atc!! May 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent multi-use device Great belay device, especially for belaying off the anchors. April 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by one device, many funtions Simple, cheap, light. Use this for belay, rappel, haul, and practicing self rescue. Nice to have one device for everything. April 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bitchin Device Lighter and more versatile than ever. No rope twisting; belay, lower, or rappel; high or low friction; etc, etc. March 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great gear Recently I started to step up my climbing game by learning how to lower my climbing partner into a canyon so he could climb a line that I'm not strong enough for - yet. With this device I was able to securely and confidently lower my climbing buddy into a canyon and then change the system to safely belay from the top of the climb. It was pretty effortless - totally stoked that such a simple gear addition has opened up more opportunities for adventure. January 27, 2014
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