In this review we'll compare the ATC Guide mostly to other devices tailored for multi-pitch climbing. These include the Reverso 4, Edelrid Mega Jul, and Mammut Smart Alpine that all have dual friction channels and auto-block (guide mode) capability. If you don't multi-pitch climb and belay off the anchor much, we recommend the ATC Guide's cousin, the Black Diamond ATC XP, or the Petzl GriGri 2. Additional options can also be explored in The Best Climbing Belay Device Review.
Black Diamond changed things up and released the ATC Guide in two new colors for this year. Keep reading to check them out.