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ATC Guide Autobloc Belay Device (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.60/5 Average Rating : 4.60/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: balexand, 2006-08-24

Excellent! Feeds rope as smoothly as anything I've used and has more than enough stopping power in high friction mode. Rappels smoothly even with fuzzy 10.5mm ropes in regular friction mode. Autoblocking mode is great for bringing up a hangdogging second. I've lowered a climber once while in autoblocking mode and it is a pain, but better than lowering with a Reverso in autoblocking mode. It's heavy, but just a little heavier than the Reverso and its ability to handle skinny ropes makes it a better choice than the Reverso.