Aspiring Enterprises

Personal Anchor Attachments

In climbing correct connection to the anchors is vital to your personal safety, as well as that of your partner. We offer a multitude of options for anchor connections to suit climbing or other personal attachment requirements.

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Anchor Chains

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A versatile personal safety to be used as a single attachment or equalised across multiple anchors.
  • 13mm Dyneema
  • Each loop rated to 16kN
  • Attach anywhere along the chain

Anchor Chains vs  Daisy Chains

Anchor chains were developed to address the growing misuse of daisy chains. The daisy chain is a closed loop of webbing with small loops made by bartacking either side of the webbing together at intervals along the length, one side of the webbing being offset to form the loops.

Daisy chains have an ultimate strength rating of 22kN, which depends on the stitching joining the ends of the webbing, but the catch is that when attaching to loops midway along the length, the intermediate bartacks will start pulling at about 3kN, because the strength of the loop depends on individual bartacks.

The other two bartacks in the group of three holding the loop don't add to the strength of the loop because they are pulled out one at a time. However there is still an ultimate strength of 22kN.

A serious risk associated with daisy chains is clipping the karabiner into two loops either side by side or an end loop and loop further up. Failure of the loop stitching then causes the karabiner to become free.

Anchor chains are independent loops each rated to full strength, so attaching anywhere along the chain or through multiple loops results in a secure connection.

 

Code Length Price
EA100 100cm -
EA125 125cm -

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Daisy Chains

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  • A simple personal attachment with loops to change the length
  • Designed for aid climbing and must be used with care for anchor connection
  • 13mm Dyneema (colours vary depending on availablility)
  • 22kN ultimate breaking strength
  • Partial stitch failure occurs at 3 - 4 kN

Daisy Chains

The Daisy chain is a closed loop of webbing with small loops made by bartacking either side of the webbing together at intervals along the length, one side of the webbing being offset to form the loops.

Daisy chains have an ultimate strength rating of 22kN, which depends on the stitching joining the ends of the webbing, but the catch is that when attaching to loops midway along the length, the intermediate bartacks will start pulling at about 3kN, because the strength of the loop depends on individual bartacks.

The other two bartacks in the group of three holding the loop don't add to the strength of the loop because they are pulled out one at a time. However there is still an ultimate strength of 22kN.

A serious risk associated with daisy chains is clipping the karibiner into two loops either side by side or an end loop and loop further up. Failure of the loop stitching then causes the karabiner to become free.

Clip into one loop only!

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If you want to be able to connect into more than one loop then you need an anchor chain. Anchor chains are independent loops each rated to full strength, so attaching anywhere along the chain or through multiple loops results in a secure connection.

 

Code Length Price
EDD06 60cm -
EDD08 80cm -
EDD10 100cm -
EDD12 120cm -
EDD15 150cm -

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Double Cowstails

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  • Ideal for alternative connections, eg traversing
  • Dual attachment eg. at double bolt anchors
  • Girth hitch threaded attachment to harness (loop one end, eye the other ends - as pictured) or
  • Reinforced eye for karabiner attachment (eye at all ends)
  • 20mm flat nylon webbing
  • 25kN minimum strength 
Code Length Price
ODE60 60cm - Eyed (for karabiner attachment to your harness) -
ODT60 60cm - Threaded (for girth hitching to your harness) -
ODE80 80cm - Eyed (for karabiner attachment to your harness) -
ODT80 80cm - Threaded (for girth hitching to your harness) -
ODE36 30cm/60cm unequal - Eyed (for karabiner attachment to your harness) -
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Lobster Claw Cowstail

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  • 80cm double cowstail
  • Tear stitching energy absorber - bar tacks will tear at 3kN
  • Suitable for falls up to 60cm
  • Central reconnection loop
  • Connector options of karabiner, double action snap hook or large scaffold hook all able to be sewn in by request
Code Price
OWDS2 -

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Single Cowstails

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  • Fixed length personal safety
  • Ideal for sport climbing
  • Threaded-attachment loop option (pictured) girth hitches to harness
  • Reinforced-eye both ends option for karabiner attachment to harness
  • 20mm flat nylon webbing
  • 25kN minimum strength


Code Length Price
OST60 60cm - Threaded (for girth hitching to your harness) -
OSE60 60cm - Eyed (for karabiner attachment to your harness) -
OST80 80cm - Threaded (for girth hitching to your harness) -
OSE80 80cm - Eyed (for karabiner attachment to your harness) -

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Standard Trolley Cowstail

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A double lanyard designed for the standard CMI trolley

  • Full redundancy - two attachment points at trolley and harness
  • Contrasting colours of 25mm webbing
  • 36kN strength rating for each lanyard
  • Alternative options for karabiner attachments
Code Price
ODSTM -
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Velocity Trolley Cowstail

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 Double lanyard designed for the Velocity trolley

  • Built-in cowstail for backup
  • 20mm gold/black webbing
  • 25kN strength rating
Code Length Price
ODETM 70/80 -
ODETL 100/110 -

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Wing double-threading cowstail

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Designed for the CAMP Wing trolley. A double threading design, which doesn't require any connectors as it threads on to the trolley, and then on to the harness.

  • 20mm gold/black webbing
  • 25kN strength rating
  • Standard length 60 cm, other lengths can be made

 

Code Price
OSD60G -
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