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Threading a carabiner through the knot on a sling used as PAS

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Serge Smirnov · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Oct 2015 · Points: 235

I know it's common to use a 120cm sling with overhand knots for personal anchor, but for some reason I haven't seen it suggested to put a carabiner through one of the knots.  I find this simplifies the following aspects:

(1) Attaching to the harness while climbing

(2) Shortening the anchor attachment

(3) Untying the knot after it's been loaded

With well tuned knot placement, I feel this matches the convenience of PAS (which I do find more convenient than just a sling with knots).

(I use a non-locking biner because an overhand knot in this configuration probably isn't secure, so I'd never rely on that middle carabiner by itself)

(Apologies if this has been discussed before)

Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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