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Adjustable daisy in place of fifi?
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Mar 6, 2013
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Just getting back into aid climbing and one of my problems is high stepping enough to fifi into my piece. Anyone use an adjustable daisy in place of regular daisy and fifi hook? I think the benefit would be not having to high step right away to hook in. Any thoughts would be appreciated. Ryan N
From Bellingham, WA
Joined May 21, 2009
178 points
Mar 6, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Just below Thunderbolt Peak

Adjustable daisies are awesome, and for the purpose of fast aid climbing they make fifis obsolete.

They do wear out faster and cost more. You can replace the webbing on the Metolius ones, which are probably the best anyway.
Colin Simon
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jan 30, 2009
427 points
Mar 6, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Magic Ed
You can also get an adjustable fifi hook. Ed Wright
Joined May 14, 2006
332 points
Mar 6, 2013
Rock Climbing Photo: Thunderbolt Peak in the Palisades
I use adjustable daises and they are great, especially for overhangs. randy88fj62
Joined May 28, 2010
171 points
Mar 6, 2013
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When you guys are using an adjustable daisy do you just have a biner on the end? Do you have something else for when you just want to hook in real quick at waist level or for top-stepping, or do you just adjust your daisy every time? I'm trying to envision how this works. Abram Herman
From Golden, CO
Joined May 23, 2009
42 points
Mar 6, 2013
Adjustable daisies are awesome. I use the Yates variety, they are pretty beefy compared to the competition and you can release the buckle under a load. I use a biner on the end of each one that also has my aider attached. I was shocked how much more efficient I was when I switched from the traditional fifi/pocketed daisy setup. Steve86
Joined Jul 17, 2011
10 points
Mar 6, 2013
Adjustable daisys are the tits for steep/overhanging terrain - definitely less strain. Top steppin hasn't really been an issue. Usually when using two Adj.daisies I haven't bothered with having a hook. Although a friend sometime climbs with a fifi to hook in short, while keeping the daisies fully extended for later. Biner on the end for sure, a smaller one will help close in the distance to the piece. Keeping the girth hitch as short as possible helps too. Dom Ngo
From Canada
Joined Nov 25, 2009
99 points

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