Rated 5 out of 5 by Zachary Go To Device
It's my favorite. I have used a few others (ATC, ATC-XP, GriGri, other tube style) but the guide is my favorite and allows me to give smooth lead belays, auto-block mode for belaying from the top and easy 3-1 raise setup (short hauls of course), raps quick if you want, remember to back it up kids! I currently have two, one for normal use (even in the gym since it's smoother giving slack than the ATC-XP) and one on my dedicated chairlift self/evac harness that lives in my patrol pack since it is so versatile.
March 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Stephen just about perfect.
Used this for years and have always loved it. The autolock is great. Haven't found anything better.
January 31, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shawnee My go-to device that brings me and my partner closer! ;)
I have used the ATC Guide for several seasons. It is super easy to use, and works great. Lowering a second can be tricky, but with practice you can manage. I think I will get another soon, as my first one is starting to wear (which is a good thing)! Great product!
January 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by FourteenFour Simple and Solid
Does it get any more reliable than this? I don't think so. Simple and solid. That's what I look for in most of my purchases and the BD ATC-guide definitely qualifies. My go-to for trad climbing, ice climbing, and glacier rescue scenarios.
Best value on the market IMO.
November 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Alexandre My belay device
This is the belay device I use for any climbing I do. It is great for multi-pitch climbing.
The auto-block hole use to be too small, but now they seem to have ajust this issue.
November 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Levi 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 Gregory 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 andrew 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