ATC vs GRIGRI Belay Device Review


Episode 190: Phil Brown and Chris Damboise delve into the question: What reigns supreme, the classic ATC (Air Traffic Controller by Black Diamond) or the innovative Petzl GriGri with assisted braking? 

Topics and Questions Covered In This Episode

Join us as we embark on a comprehensive exploration of belay devices, comparing and contrasting these two climbing essentials from multiple angles. We break down the pros and cons through the lens of program goals, training strategies, risk assessment, and financial considerations.

Whether you’re an adventure educator pondering your next gear upgrade or an avid listener seeking a deeper understanding of belaying essentials, this episode promises to give you detailed opinions on the use of these 2 belay devices.

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