Where to Buy

sponsored links
Help support this site by making your next gear purchase through one of the links above. Click a link, buy what you need, and the seller will contribute a portion of the purchase price to support Trailspace's independent gear reviews.

Manufacturer's Description

Visit Trango's BigBro page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Trango BigBro(TM) Expandable Tube Chocks are must have pieces for wide cracks. Their huge range and sleek design save on weight and racking space compared to large cams.


These puppies are big! For fist crack and offwidth aficionados, Big Bro's from Trango are your way to go! The expanding tube chock design is stable, lightweight, easy to use and strong. Because of their stable nature when they're placed correctly they're almost impossible to dislodge when you're grunting by them, and they make a nice smooth rope guide at the lip of a roof. Their expansion range is phenomenal-a #5 Big Bro has greater range than an entire set of traditional cams!Craig Luebben, the designer of the Big Bro, died in a tragic guiding accident in August of 2009. His royalty stream will go directly into a 529 college fund for his beloved daughter Giulia. Every Big Bro you buy will contribute money into Giulia's college fund. Just for fun, we asked Jeremy Collins to draw a caricature of Giulia that we're engraving on all of the Big Bro's.

- CampSaver.com

The Big Bros by Trango Are the biggest, lightest wide crack protection on the planet. Named after George Orwell's book, 1984, in reference to Big Brother watching, Big Bros were designed by Craig Luebben as his Senior Design Project while an engineering student at CSU. Watch him stringing a line of these and you'll never even know he's not plugging cams. Big Bros Are happiest when placed in parallel sided cracks (think Utah sandstone) but, with practice, you can find secure, one-handed placements in a variety of crack geometries. The #5 Big Bro will protect up to an 18in. splitter and the smaller sizes Are great lightweight replacements for your fist-sized cams. Specifications of the Big Bros by Trango Specifications for 0.5: Range: 69 x 86 mm / 2.7 x 3.4 in Weight: 133 gm / 4.7 oz Strength: 15 kN Specifications for 1: Range: 81 x 109 mm / 3.2 x 4.3 in Weight: 175.8 gm / 6.2 oz Strength: 15 kN Specifications for 2: Range: 101 x 145 mm / 4.0 x 5.7 in Weight: 204.1 gm / 7.2 oz Strength: 15 kN Specifications for 3: Range: 135 x 203 mm / 5.3 x 8.0 in Weight: 263.7 gm / 9.3 oz Strength: 15 kN Specifications for 4: Range: 191 x 305 mm / 7.5 x 12.0 in Weight: 348.7 gm / 12.3 oz Strength: 15 kN Specifications for 5: Range: 287 x 467 mm / 11.3 x 18.4 in Weight: 578.3 gm / 20.4 oz Strength: 15 kN ALL Climbing Sales Are Final.

- Moosejaw

Big Bros are must have pieces for wide cracks. They have a huge range and save on both weight and racking space compared to cams in a similar size. They also resist pull in any direction, adding to their security and your confidence as you climb past them. These expandable tube chocks protect on wider spots where heavier cams would add too much bulk and weight to a rack. #1: 154g/ 12kN/81-109mm/3.2-4.3in #2: 190g/ 12kN/101-145mm/4-5.7in #3: 235g/ 12kN/135-203mm/5.3-8in #4: 338g/ 12kN/191-305mm/7.5-12in Features: Unparalleled expansion range Lighter and take up less racking space than cams 6mm Pro Cord is recommended for tethering Note that this item of climbing safety equipment is non-returnable. Please call us toll free at 877-236-8428 or e-mail bentgate@bentgate.com with any questions.

- Bentgate.com