The Smooth Operator is a Toggle-type releasable and retrievable advanced anchoring device designed sold by B-G Gear. Using a Smooth Operator is a ghosting technique as in normal use it leaves no artifacts behind. It has a few features different than other available Toggle-type devices.
The Smooth Operator is usually "locked off" with two locking carabiners. Each carabiner is clipped through a hole at either end of the toggle - and is also clipped to one of the strands above the toggle. The safety system is removed by the last person prior to rappelling.
- An alternate safety system would be to use a locking quickdraw (or a short sling & two locking carabiners). Clip each end of the quick draw to either end of the toggle. Advantage: the safety mechanism can be removed by the last person without even touching the stone knot.