Great Belay Device!
Review by: Climbhigh1123, 2008-09-10
I like this device a lot, it allows a lot of control especially on the high friction side. It's perfect for a beginning climber because its ease of use, and the control it allows. I notice that on the HF side, locking off is very easy, and doesn't require a lot of pressure to keep it locked, and also to catch a fall. The only thing I found is if you're using the HF side and have someone light on the other end, bringing them down can be a little... slow. Also, be warned like in one of the other reviews, with a big carabiner and this ATC XP clipped on your belay loop, it can hurt if it hits you in the nuts! The regular friction side works very well, and is great for lighter people. I feel comfortable even handling someone 50 pounds more than me on the RF side. I've NEVER been that confident with such a device like this, until I got my ATC XP!