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  • BLACK DIAMOND Air Traffic Controller Belay Device

    This anodized Air Traffic Controller (ATC) is light, easy to operate, and won't lock up during a belay or rappel.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Beefed-up cable eliminates the possibility of it being sucked into the rope during use
    • Smooth feel locks your rope off with ease and won't kink it during rappels
    • Weight: 50 grams (1.8 ounces)

  • BLACK DIAMOND Air Traffic Controller Belay Device

    Weight 1.8 oz.
    Weight (grams) 50 g

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BLACK DIAMOND ATC
 
4.6

(based on 12 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Simple (12)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Climbing (19)
    • Long climbs (6)
    • Sprint climbs (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (6), Avid climber (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Reviewed by 12 customers

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    ATC

    By Will you teach me to football

    from NEPA

    Pros

    • Simple

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Indoor climbing
      • Outdoor climbing

      Comments about BLACK DIAMOND ATC:

      The ATC is such a simple but amazing little tool. It works great for self rappelling and catching your partner when they fall. It is extremely easy to use.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Works fine

      By Stephen

      from Worcester,Ma

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Pros

      • Simple

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about BLACK DIAMOND ATC:

          works great. dont like the double slot, but other than that its nice

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Okay piece of equipment

          By Luke McAwesome pants

          from Fairfield, CT

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good for light belaying
          • Simple
          • Strong

          Cons

          • Not enough friction

          Best Uses

          • Indoor climbing
          • Sprint Climbs

          Comments about BLACK DIAMOND ATC:

          My climbing partners bug me to get a better belay device. They slide down the rope when the want to stay in one place. They done feel all that great when climbing. Although great for descending, doesn't deliver when it is most expected to. My climbing partners don't feel safe and they both weigh about 85-90 pounds.

          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not what i was looking for

          By Assassin33

          from WesternNY

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Simple

          Cons

          • Poor Design

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor climbing

          Comments about BLACK DIAMOND ATC:

          From climbing in the military I was accustomed to a more durable SBD, this proved to be a little light weight and did not operate in the fashion I am accustomed to.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          this is great stuff!!!!!!!!

          By Luke McAwesome pants

          from Fairfield, CT

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good friction
          • Simple

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoor climbing
            • Long Climbs
            • Outdoor climbing
            • Tree climbs

            Comments about BLACK DIAMOND ATC:

            This is easy to use and simple. Yet, it does everything you need it to do.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Works Great and Simple

            By Fracing1

            from Daytona Beach, FL

            About Me Getting Started

            Pros

            • Quick to open
            • Scratch resistant
            • Simple

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Indoor climbing
            • Sprint Climbs

            Comments about BLACK DIAMOND ATC:

            I just started rock climbing with my fiancee and the reason I got the belay device is because it is easy to use. This is what we learned with when we rented so I sticked with it. Great buy, durable, strong and simple to use.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Simple and perfect

            By Mass climber

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Simple

            Cons

            • none

            Best Uses

            • Indoor climbing
            • Long Climbs
            • Outdoor climbing

            Comments about BLACK DIAMOND ATC:

            Perfect for beginners and the more experienced climber. Easy to learn and operate. Super sturdy too.

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Simple, Effective

            By uclamutt

            from Eastern Tennessee

            About Me Avid Climber

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Simple

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoor climbing
              • Long Climbs
              • Outdoor climbing

              Comments about BLACK DIAMOND ATC:

              Easy to use, simple design. The wire is super durable and bomber. Works great for rappelling too.

               
              5.0

              What to say? it's a belay device.

              By MR. Big hands

              from Maine

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Dissipates Heat Well
              • Light
              • Simple

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Alpine
                • Indoor climbing
                • Long Climbs
                • Outdoor climbing
                • Sprint Climbs

                Comments about BLACK DIAMOND ATC:

                Its light, easy to use and you can belay half ropes if needed. No moving parts to jam or ice up. Best of all its inexpensive.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Best belay tool I've used

                By tromoly

                from Plano, IL

                About Me Avid Climber

                Pros

                • Insanely light
                • Simple
                • Super easy to use

                Cons

                • Doesn't auto-lock

                Best Uses

                • Indoor climbing
                • Long Climbs
                • Outdoor climbing

                Comments about BLACK DIAMOND ATC:

                I got this when I started getting really into climbing in July 2007 and I've been using it ever since, it's worked awesome for everything from top roping to lead belaying. About the only thing I haven't done with this yet is rappel, although from word-of-mouth the ATC handles it like a champ. All in all I'll never buy a different non-locking belay device.

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