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Something to catch you whenever you fall...

Advantages: Fantastic design - great for beginners
Disadvantages: Can be difficult when using thick or stiff ropes

There isn't much you can say about things like belay devices, but I do know that when you are just getting into climbing and there is an entire wall covered in strange climbing related objects it would be nice to have someone point you in the right direct ...

hukerjohn 11.05.2006 · Read full review
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Review of Black Diamond ATC XP

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ATC XP Belay

Advantages: lots
Disadvantages: none

...Design: Great design, durable and lightweight and easy to handle. Excellent for beginners and those who dont weigh so much as lighter smaller ropes can be used for lighter smaller partner when climbing. Black Diamond is a reputable brand name in ...

daveboxer 13.05.2011 · Read full review
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I'm in love with my new Black Diamond ATC XP

Advantages: price, design, weight
Disadvantages: none!

...I had always used Petzl belaying devices since those are the most commonly available where I live, and was a little worried to switch to Black Diamond. I know it is a very well known company, but I still had not tried it, however I have been more than ple ...

emongei 30.01.2016 · Read full review
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High quality kit

Advantages: light, durable, simple design
Disadvantages: small bearings, no movable side plate

This popular mid-sized auto-lock pulley has become quite popular umong wall climbers, soloists and rescue teams for good reasons, however be aware that its use is often limited. There are two sides to the simplicity that this device offers. Its bas ...

DavidDruce 17.05.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Petzl Mini-Traxion

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