Rock Exotica offers several rope descenders. The Totem, born in the canyons of Southern Utah, does it all for rappelling, rigging, ascending and rescue while functioning like a figure 8, sticht plate and plaquette all in one. Rock Exotica’s figure 8’s are machined from solid 7075 aluminum, making them harder and longer lasting than other figure 8’s. Their Micro and MiniEight feature side ears that let you easily vary friction, accommodate a wide range of rope sizes and are super easy to tie off. The biner hole has a rubber gasket that fits tightly to carabiners. — USA — All manufacturing is done at our factory in Utah.