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Daisy Chain/PAS

Daisy Chain/PAS (Personal Anchor System)

A sling that is connected to your harness (mostly via girth hitch through both tie in points of harness). The PAS is a way to clip yourself into the masterpoint or shelf independently from your rope. It is recommended that your PAS has various clip in lengths that allow clip in adjustments on the anchor. A PAS is necessary for transitioning into rappelling. An improvised daisy chain is a double shoulder length sling with several overhand knots to create loops for clipping into the masterpoint. Commercially sold daisy chains are usually three to four foot slings with bartacked (sewn) three inch clip off pockets (as seen in the images)

My recommendation: the distance should be relatively short (usually between 3 and 12 feet). The closer you are to the wall, the sharper the angle between you and the first piece of equipment. A sharp angle means that in case of a leader fall, you as the belayer will experience an upward pull (vertical) compared to a sideways pull. A sideways pull (horizontal force) is not desired because it pulls the belayer into/towards the wall. Being pulled into the wall bears many risks, such as: sudden uncontrolled stance, increased slack in the system = longer lead fall, tripping over obstacles between belayer and wall, rope burn, risk of letting go the brake and so on. Conclusion: stay close to the wall – guideline 3-12 feet!

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