Waste of money on Shunt
Review by: alexmac, 2006-11-17
I have used this device more than a few times and found its weight to usefullness not good, its overly complex for a rappel backup (use a spider rap and you avoid alot of issues, instead)
For trad not at all recommended, and for anything else not recommend.
I keep it as a reminder of what not to buy.
Why waste weight, lets look at this in a serious light.
All you need to rappel is : ATC or reverso (some sort of device thats light eh), cord for prusik, medium length sling.
These are all things found on a rack.
Spider belay (look it up)
A shunt is 190g, 3 cliff bars (68 each) 204g... Bring an item you can already builld from your rack and go a bit hungry ....
Lets not mention its 54 dollars for a device... I should mention that on page 135 of petzl own adverts they use a prusik and not a shunt, I could not find a tech diagram in there book... :)