Review by: sylvanrocks, 2007-11-20
This is another device that I just had to buy and try, but not sure what Iíll do with it now. It seems to be a great backup device for guiding, as you can offer a leader a silky smooth belay and rappel beautifully with it. It even does a heck of a job belaying one follower, but doesnít seem the best for working with 2 followers and Iíve never figured out how to release a loaded system with one of these. I understand it all in theory, but never truly worked it out on the rocks. You can find great instructions on the Trango website . So I guess Iím not a very big fan, and wouldnít recommend that you rush out and buy one when there are so many other good devices that do what the B52 does. As a whole I think Trango climbing gear is super great equipment at a fair price, but with this piece, I think Iíll stick with my Kong Gi-Gi until Iíve got enough time on my hands to figure this one out.