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Petzl Dual Connect Vario
  • Petzl Dual Connect Vario
  • Petzl Dual Connect Vario
  • Petzl Dual Connect Vario
  • Petzl Dual Connect Vario

Dual Connect Vario

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Description

Completely adjustable double lanyard and anchor system for climbing and mountaineering.

DUAL CONNECT VARIO is an adjustable double lanyard designed for multi-pitch climbing, mountaineering and canyoning. It is versatile and may be used for tethering oneself, or for installing a rappel system or an equalized belay station. The adjustable arm allows the length to be adapted to the requirements of a rappel or an equalized belay station. Because of its ergonomic form, the ADJUST rope adjuster offers quick and easy one-handed adjustment.

  • Adapts to climbing, mountaineering and canyoning uses:
    - may be used as a double lanyard to tether oneself, to install a rappel system or to move along a traverse line
    - may be used to install an equalized belay station, which can be re-adjusted once installed
  • Completely adjustable double lanyard:
    - allows optimal positioning at the anchor, to facilitate maneuvers
    - length of fixed arm can be adjusted to the climber's needs
    - the ADJUST rope adjuster’s ergonomic shape makes it easy to manipulate, for quick and precise adjustment of the adjustable arm
    - dynamic rope lanyard, to reduce the force transmitted to the user in the event of a short fall (1)
  • Easy to use:
    - connectors are held in position by a rubber ring, to facilitate clipping
    - one-handed adjustment
    - used with two Sm'D-type locking carabiners (e.g., SCREW-LOCK on the fixed arm and TWIST-LOCK on the adjustable arm).

    (1) For use below the anchor point: positioning lanyards do not have an energy absorber. These lanyards must only be used when the potential fall factor is less than 1.

  • Length: 180 cm
  • Certification(s): CE, UKCA, UIAA 109
  • Material(s): nylon, aluminum, thermoplastic elastomer (TPE)

Retail price

US$ 69.95

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Weight (g) 180 g
Type Double lanyard
Material Nylon / Polyamide
Stretch Dynamic
Number of Chain Links

Number of Links

How We Count

This refers to the number of loops (or links) in a chain style personal anchor. Typically, the more links a PAS has, the longer and more versatile it is. More links also means more bulk and weight. Some brands sew the connector end of a PAS to include a dogbone-like loop for holding a carabiner; this is also counted as a loop. WeighMyRack does not count the harness attachment loop here.

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Extra Features

Features


Adjustable Lanyard

Some Lanyards have built in buckles or attachment points that allow for adjusting their length. These adjusters do not affect the strength of the lanyard and are useful for finding a comfortable position at a belay or when you need to create space for another climber to pass. Adjustable lanyards should not be confused with adjustable daisies, which are not rated to hold a fall.


Bluesign® Product

This designation signifies that the manufacturer is committed to tracking and reducing the impact of textiles in their gear on the planet. As a third party Bluesign tracks its partners products from material sourcing through manufacturing, packaging, shipping, and distribution. A piece of gear that is considered a Bluesign® product must contain at least 90% Bluesign approved materials and be made by a Bluesign system partner.

Built-in Carabiner

Some brands include a specific carabiner with their PAS. This is usually because it is designed to orient in a certain way in tighter terminated loop at the end of the device. Some brands make this dogbone-like loop and do no provide a carabiner, this filter designates which brands actually include the carabiner.


Full strength girth hitch

When soft goods like slings are passed around an object and back through themselves, (known as a girth hitch or a lark's foot hitch) their strength is reduced by around half. This form of attachment has long been used to attach climbers to anchors, but has been a point of discussion regarding its safety and potential risks due to materials rubbing on themselves and cutting or wearing through. Some companies have decided to combat this by designing a form of attachment loop that includes an extra loop on the harness end for a girth hitch to pass through which keeps the end from being able to cinch down. Essentially this creates two girth hitches, which doubles the amount of strength in the system (which was cut by half before) making it a 'full strength' way to attach to an anchor.


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Certification

Certification

UIAA 109 / CE EN 17520

Lanyards (or more specifically Belay Lanyards) are a recognized and certified designation by the UIAA and CE for use in mountaineering. This certification UIAA 109 / CE EN 17520 includes testing for reducing shock to the anchor to no more than 10kN and must hold up to 15kN. PAS devices made from Dyneema / UHMWPE aren't usually certifiable as lanyards.


UIAA 104/ CE EN 566

PAS devices that are made of links are also usually made of UHMWPE / Dyneema and are therefore quite able to pass the certification of a Sling for Mountaineering The strength rating of the UIAA 104/ CE EN 566certification is a whopping 22kN. It should be noted that devices with this certification alone have not been tested to reduce shock or load of any kind and should be considered static material that will transfer 100% of force to an anchor or piece of protection.

UIAA 109 / CE EN 17520 (lanyard)

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