Black Diamond Dynex Daisy Chain.
The Black Diamond Dynex Daisy Chain is a great light weight clip for big wall efficiency during alpine climbing. It is one of the most easy to use Dynex Daisy Chains. Very compact and well designed, for rock climbing and mountaineering. The Black Diamond chain is available in two lengths, to adapt to your climbing or mountaineering needs. It comes with a bottom loop with sewn half twist, for clean girth hitch. It has a strength of : 16 kN, 3597 lbf and Pocket Strength : 3 kN, 674 lbf. The Black Diamond Dynex Daisy Chain will keep you coming back to the rocks and make your mountaineering more memorable. Product may only be shipped to U.S. addresses, only.
This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
Daisy Chains by Black Diamond are precision bar tacked, individually inspected and their end loops have a half-twist for clean girth hitching to your harness.
Black Diamond's 12mm Dynex Daisy is a lightweight, abrasion-resistant clip-in for big wall efficiency.
|Length:||55" / 140 cm|
|Pocket Strength:||674 lbf / 3 kN|
|Strength:||3,597 lbf / 16 kN|
|Weight:||1.52 oz / 43 g|
|Black Diamond Dynex Daisy Chain-12mmx140cm||$27.99 - $35.95|
|Black Diamond Dynex Daisy Chain 115cm||$29.95|
|Black Diamond Nylon Daisy Chain||$11.24 - $14.95|
|Black Diamond 18 mm Nylon Daisy||$11.96 - $15.95|
I really like this Daisy Chain, but for use as a personal anchor I prefer the Metolius PAS (Personal Anchor System). The main drawback with the Daisy Chain is that it is very easy to clip it in a manner that could lead to a very painful fall. That, and that each loop is only rated to a strength of body weight, that means that if it is shock loaded, it will break, breaking each loop untill it meets the main loop where it could break, but would definately cause damage to yourself.
Bottom Line: Look on BD's website for proper clipping and if your planning on using this as a personal anchor, go with the Metolius PAS (much safer).
As a beginning climber (less than 1 1/2 years) I appreciate keeping things simple. The Dynex Daisy chain is perfectly suited to use for attaching to the anchor at the top of a pitch.
I have one end of the daisy chain through my harness and then can place the locker 'bnr through any of the remaining loops to make the length perfect for the anchor. When not in use, I run the 'bnr through the end and middle loop and hook to my harness loop and it is out of the way for cimbing. Sweet and simple.
Two lengths available for the tall and small (like me).
~Cindi (first lead: 7/06/09 and pretty excited about it!)
If you need a way to hang at the belay, or a place to rack your gear, or a piece of webbing to swing from trees with, this is a great way to go. The daisy chain is great for aid climbing, just remember that the loops are sewn to body weight; they are not rated for falls.
Strong and long enough to keep you comfortable at a hanging belay, but small and light enough to stay out of the way when you're desperately scrabbling for the rope to make a clip before you blow. And they're so thin, they don't get in the way on your belay loop. They live on my harness.
Like their sling cousins, they are a great mix of lightness and durability. This compromise makes them way less bulky and heavy to drag around while aid climbing, as you already have enough stuff on you...otherwise just tie in with a clove hitch and save even more weight!
Overnighted two of these 55"-ers for an aid climbing trip and backcountry delivered on time. They'd get 5 stars if you could differentiate between the colors a little easier, but I hear pure Dynex only comes in white. Take what you can get!
Compact and durable. Dynex always seems to hold up longer than other Dyneema style runners-- I found the 115 length is perfect for you general sport cragging or trad use.
light weight, strong and not nearly as bulky as nylon. I just upgraded to this and love it.
I use daisy chains a lot. What I like about this one is that is light