Simond Toucan belay device

ToucanSimilar to the Black Diamond ATC Guide and the Petzl Reverso, this device is named after the mythical creature popularized on the cover of Fruit Loops cereal boxes.

Only 3.5oz., the Toucan can be used as a belay device, an autoblock and to rappel. It does not appear to offer a high-friction/low-friction choice, as does the ATC, but it does feature a rotating handle to release the load when used in autoblock mode.

Its specs say it works with rope sizes 7.5 to 11mm, a slightly larger range than the 7.7 to 10.5mm handled by the ATC.

$29.95 at Mountain Gear



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