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
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 12.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mountain Woman from Worth it This is definitely a step up from the basic ATC. It has so much friction that I have to hold my rope UP to let people down quickly enough. Great job, BD!
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chloe from Go to Device I have many different devices including a typical ATC, and a assisted braking device. The ATC-XP is by far the best belay device I have. I use it almost everyday from instructing friends on how to belay, scouts and using my self. This device is very sturdy and hard wearing, considering how much use it has got it is still like new (part from some cosmetic scratches). I prefer the ATC-XP over the bug due to the groves which allow extra friction when belaying heavier people. Excellent device. Will definitely buy another one when my one eventually wears out or I lose it.
Date published: 2018-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by Calum from Great Belay Device Have been using this for about a year now in all sorts of scenarios, indoor as well as outdoor and in all weathers. It hasnt let me down so far and is still going strong. Love the fact that you can reverse it for a "lower grip" mode should you want to ... say if you were having an easy climbing day.
Date published: 2018-02-08
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 Donnie from Very smooth ATC ATC is very smooth, great tool to have in your kit!
Date published: 2017-08-06
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 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 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