Rock Climbing PAS 22 kN Personal Anchor System
|Metolius Rock Climbing PAS 22 kN Personal Anchor System - The PAS 22 kN Personal Anchor System by Metolius has been completely redesigned and now passes the CE/UIAA Sling Standard. With 11 mm (0.43 inch) webbing, the PAS 22 is more versatile then ever and can be used for equalizing anchors. Safer than daisy chains, as daisy chains are designed for body weight applications only, and safer, more convenient and more adjustable than using slings or quickdraws at the anchor. A contrasting color on the end loop simplifies use and it also stows away compactly. So if you are looking for an anchor system that carries the CE and UIAA certification that climbers have come to expect, look no further than the PAS 22 kN (Personal Anchor System) by Metolius.
Metolius PAS 22 kN Personal Anchor System:
This daisy employs several great features. The major design feature is its use of several separate links chained together. This eliminates the greatest hazard of a classic daisy: clipping through two separate sections, loading only the stitching of one link. If that stitching blows, you're history. In the PAS, each link has a burly 10 lines of stitching, reducing the risk that it will fail. A few problems I have with this daisy are mostly personal preference, but problems all the same. Often, at the anchors, trying to pull all the stacked rings off the locker to secure yourself is not efficient. Also, as this daisy has broken in, the stiff melted ends on each link sometimes end up catching on each other, creating unsettling jerks when you first load it. Finally, this daisy is about a foot shorter than your standard. If you are using the PAS and a standard, you ALWAYS have to shorten the longer one to load both anchors evenly. I would highly suggest buying a pair, eliminating this problem. In a nutshell, I prefer the older style daisies, but this one is definitely safer.
I just got this and have used it to clean sport routes and belay a second person up a multi-pitch. I feel way more comfortable on this gear than I ever have on a daisy chain...SOLID.
PAS 22 kN Personal Anchor System by Metolius for Rock Climbing
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