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Author Topic: Metolius P.A.S.  (Read 122 times)

Doug R

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Metolius P.A.S.
« on: June 12, 2003, 11:09:28 AM »

Has anyone checked this out yet?
Essentially it is a new sewn sling system designed to equalize anchors for Lead, Top rope and rappel anchors.
Maybe this will answer some of those questions that stirred the sliding X debate a few weeks ago.
Go to www.metoliusclimbing.com and click on the specialty slings tab.
There is a good picture on how it is used under; equipment tech tips.
My only concern is the webbing on webbing set up and the possibility of the webbing sliding against itself. Any thoughts out there?
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Re: Metolius P.A.S.
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2003, 02:06:24 PM »

I don't see how this is any advantage over a webolette.  In fact it seems less versatile than a webolette as the adjustability of the PAS seems to be governed by the length of each link whereas you can tie off a webolette at any point.
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Re: Metolius P.A.S.
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2003, 10:15:04 AM »

I really like mine but I consider it more of a replacement for a daisy chain that is strong enough to equalize anchors like a cordelette or web-o-let. It is one piece of gear that combines a daisy and cordelette for a double duty piece of gear. I do wish the loops were smaller and it was one loop longer. I hear it is really stong in the rescue department.
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Re: Metolius P.A.S.
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2003, 05:36:19 PM »

Still problems. Without the "tie in knot" you sacrifice redundancy. With the knot, cut one sling at one of the anchors, assuming the other anchor dosen't fail (redundancy) you're still good. Now take the "PAS". Cut the sling at one of the anchors in that system, sling slides through that small sliding sling, (which a biner would be better for, by the way) and GOOOOOOODBYYYYYYYYYE.  Thats my .02  :o
« Last Edit: June 17, 2003, 03:16:37 PM by Walt »
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