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We stopped by the American Alpine Institute to learn more about their Guides Choice Awards and took some video about why certain gear was award-winning. Generally speaking, the awards are given to gear that balances super durable and lightweight, while still holding on to essential features to get the job done right.

See the video above to find out why Black Diamond’s ATC Guide Belay Device won a Guides Choice Award.

If you’re sold, here’s where you can get the Black Diamond ATC Guide: