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Black Diamond ATC belay device

£15

This is a traditional tube belay device; designed for abseiling, belaying on single and double ropes, top roping and belaying a leader. Unlike more complex and specialist belay devices; it is lightweight and simple to operate, suitable for roped climbing indoors or outside, for sport climbing, as well as at the more adventurous end of trad and alpine mountaineering. A versatile choice for beginners and experts, it is suitable for rope sizes from 7.7mm to 11mm. Pair it with an HMS (pear shaped) screwgate carabiner of your choice.

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Review by Lucy Wallace @snoweider