Black Diamond Equipment
ATC-XP Belay/Rappel Device
With multiple friction modes and an updated construction, the ATC-XP belay/rappel device is 30% lighter than the original and has machined windows through the body. READ MORE
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With multiple friction modes and an updated construction, the ATC-XP belay/rappel device is 30% lighter than the original and has machined windows through the body. Learn More
DescriptionNow 30% lighter than the original thanks to an updated construction and machined windows through the body, the Black Diamond ATC-XP Belay Device is a durable, versatile belay device that features multiple friction modes to handle nearly any situation or rope diameter.
- High-friction mode offers 3 times greater hold and stopping power than regular friction mode
- Machined windows through device for weight savings
- Durable cable holds its shape and resists getting caught up between ropes
- Versatile design accepts ropes from 7.7 to 11 mm
- Available for order by individual color
Weight : 64 g (2.3 oz)
ATC-XP Belay/Rappel Device is rated out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paul from My Go To Belay Device Simple, bulletproof, dependable. I've never dropped anyone (including myself) using this kind of belay/rappel device, and nobody has ever dropped me using this kind of device. Compared to the Gxx-Gxx thingy, well, i'm glad that i wasn't killed when a belayer dropped me using one of those things. The ATC-XP is my go-to belay device these days. It's 100% dependable ... whether under blue skies, or in the rain, or out in the ice and snow ... it always, always does its job for me.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by RyanWest from Amazing, but worn down This thing is amazing. For rappelling, it switches from stop/go very quickly and is very easy to control; it can stop on a dime. However, with about 20 rappels the teeth are starting to get worn down. Not just the paint; the metal itself. It is still going to last for many more but is important to keep in mind the rate that it degrades. Luckily, they are relatively cheap to replace.
Date published: 2017-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by chuck from The gold standard. What can you say about the ATC-XP? It is THE standard for belaying and rappelling. I also have the guide model, and the regular ATC. The XP offers better friction and control than the regular ATC, and is lighter and simpler than the guide model (really - how often does the average climber need "guide" mode?). This is the one to get.
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by RaiRai from Solid & Dependable The ATC-XP is an excellent belay device that is particularly good for frequent users. Unlike the grigri or other belay devices that use assisted braking, the ATC-XP is beginner-friendly. It enforces good belay technique and the friction mode facilitates ease of use for smaller belayers. The friction mode also helps to prolong the life of the device. From a programmatic standpoint, the XP could use a few more color choices to improve color-based equipment tracking. It would also be awesome if Black Diamond made an XP out of steel, instead of aluminum, although I realize that that does not match the majority of the market. However, for educational and industrial usage, in which weight is not a concern, but durability and longevity is, a steel ATC would be a game changer. The increased durability and the reasonable price tag are why my outdoor education company is switching to the XP as our preferred belay device, and I recommend it to anyone looking for the next step in their belay/rappel devices.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Billy from Good, basic ATC This ATC is super beginner friendly, easy to use, and great for learning on. They're easy to fit normal sized climbing ropes in, and I've belayed thin twin ropes without issue with one.
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by marthajf from Smooth yet grippy. Rope moves thru easily yet when braking the "teeth" give just a bit of extra tension. Love it. Highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Patrick from The best on the market!! bougth at MEC (Québec City) Use exclusively for rappel A part of my new 2017 kit!
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by SuperElectrified from Great! As expected! Great, light and just what I was looking for. I would buy this again.
Date published: 2017-05-14