Slings, Extenders, Screamers & Daisy Chains

Slings, Extenders and Daisy Chains for climbing are all made of Nylon (polyamide) or Dyneema®/Spectra® (polyethylene) webbing.

Dyneema® is much stronger than nylon and polyester but less elastic. According to DMM, even a 60cm fall-factor 1 fall on to an open Dyneema® sling can generate enough impact force (16.7 kN) at the anchor to pull a Wallnut 11 wire (12 kN) apart. In fact nylon/polyester slings can also snap wires and both substances lose significant strength with wear, whilst pulling an abseil rope through a sling of either material can generate sufficient heat to weaken it or melt it completely.

It follows from this that slings and extenders should be replaced regularly (say every three years with normal use, but sooner if they look badly worn), that if you use slings in a belay system, that system should have no slack in it whatsoever, and that slings should never ever be used as a cheap via feratta clipping system. All slings should be inspected regularly and replaced if they show signs of excessive wear or damage.

There is a good article on slings on the DMM Website.

Slings are measured by length, not circumference:

Yates Shorty Screamer
Yates Shorty Screamer
£24.99
7 In Stock
Yates Ice-Scream
Yates Ice-Scream
£19.99
10 + In Stock
DMM 19mm Nylon Daisy Chain Red
DMM 19mm Nylon Daisy Chain Red
£17.99
£19.99
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DMM Dyneema Daisy Chain Blue
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DMM 11mm Dyneema Daisy Chain
£21.59
£23.99
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3 In Stock
Black Diamond Link Personal Anchor System
Black Diamond Link Personal Anchor System
£40.00
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Grivel Daisy Chain + Sigma Twin-Gate Karabiner
Grivel Daisy Chain + Sigma Twin-Gate Karabiner
£41.99
1 In Stock
Metolius PAS 22
Metolius PAS 22
£42.00
1 In Stock
Petzl Connect Adjust
Petzl Connect Adjust
£39.00
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Petzl Dual Connect Adjust
Petzl Dual Connect Adjust
£48.50
5 In Stock
Petzl Dual Connect Vario
Petzl Dual Connect Vario
£53.00
2 In Stock
Edelrid Adjustable Belay Station Sling 110cm
Edelrid Adjustable Belay Station Sling 110cm
£26.99
1 In Stock
Petzl String Extra Small
Petzl String Extra Small
£1.00
10 + In Stock
Petzl String Large
Petzl String Large
£1.00
10 + In Stock
Petzl String XL
Petzl String XL
£1.20
10 + In Stock
Beal Pinch
Beal Pinch
£0.95
10 + In Stock

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