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Sterling ATS Descender

Sterling ATS Descender Curved design for better friction. Sterling ATS Set up on Rope
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Sterling ATS Descender

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This versatile belay and rappel device can function like a figure 8, belay tube, or belay plate - all in one compact frame. The ATS has multiple hyper-horns, which allow for a wide range of varying friction and lock-offs. The design of the ATS makes it equally useful to right or left-handed climbers. A rubber-grommeted carabiner hole provides a tight fit with a Petzl or Rock Exotica carabiner and keeps the ATS device situated perfectly.

5,170 lb break strength.


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Sterling ATS Descender Video Overview by Niceguydave


Additional Features

  • Compact
  • Multiple friction options
  • Multiple lock-off options
Manufacturer : Sterling Rope
Made in : U.S.A.
Length : 5” / 127mm
Width : 2.5” / 63.5mm
Material : Aluminum
Weight : 3.5 oz / 99.25 g

Customer Reviews

Rated: Excellent Review by: TRL

“First plate I have ever used. I tried it both directions with 1/2" rope, no real discernible difference noticed. Easy to soft lock. I think it allows one to descend faster than a figure 8, again not a big difference. ”

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