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CLIMBING

by the editors of Climbing

[Extra-safe belay device]

BLACK DIAMOND ATC PILOT

We’ve used Black Diamond’s ATC as our go-to for belaying and rappelling for 20 years, but like most tube-style devices, it lacks a brake-assist. The ATC Pilot has just that, making it great for gym and single-pitch cragging (it only threads one rope, from 8.7 to 10.5 mm,

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