/ ATC Rope Diameters
I would've bought this when I started for belaying at the wall on 10.5mm+. Black diamond say that the ATC is good down to 7.7mm on their website - would that be the case with my ATC or have they changed the design for the skinny ropes nowadays?
I suspect that it'd be fine, but I want to know the limitations of it before I ditch the guide plate. And I don't have halves at home at the min to test for myself!
It looks like this, with a few more scratches:
On brand new thin ropes they can feel a bit slick. Also they are not confidence inspiring on thin ropes on long free-hanging abseils. However, any problems are easily rectified by using two belay carabiners side by side. That adds around an extra 20% friction.
do you think they lock off better for holding falls as opposed to abseiling then?
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