Daisy Chain/PAS

Daisy Chain/PAS (personal anchor system)

climber attached to anchor via daisy chain

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)

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