Metolius First to Market with Full Strength Rated Ultimate Daisy Chain

BEND, ORE. - Metolius Climbing, a brand synonymous with quality and innovation in rock climbing gear and hardware, reaffirms its commitment to manufacture gear that is Safer by DesignT with its new line of full strength daisy chains and personal anchor systems.

New and improved for 2011, the Ultimate Daisy Chain alleviates the risks associated with the misuse of traditional daisy chains by employing full strength rated (22kN) loops throughout the system. Unlike its predecessors (with individual pockets meant for body weight applications only (approximately 2-3kN in strength), the Ultimate Daisy Chain was designed to eliminate low strength components that could lead to a potential shock loading situation. It also eliminates a dangerous misuse of clipping into just the pocket(s) only (a very easy mistake for inexperienced climbers) for a complete daisy failure.

The Ultimate Daisy Chain can also be used as a full strength runner, anchor sling or equalized anchor sling. Its improved safety, versatility and efficiency make for a welcome companion on everything from multi-pitch routes to cleaning the anchors on sport climbs.

Features at a glance:
 Each loop is full strength rated at 22kN
 Constructed of 11mm nylon / dyneema blend
 Straight stitched and bar tacked for strength and durability
 CE/UIAA certified
 Chain coil construction joins individual full strength components into one unit
 19mm Rabbit Runner webbing is used for the girth hitch end loop
 End loop is color contrasted for easy id.
MSRP $49.59

About Metolius
Founded in 1983 near the headwaters of the Metolius River, Metolius equipment was born out of respect for rock climbing. Metolius has since built a solid reputation as a leading designer and manufacturer of performance rock climbing equipment that is Safer by Design. Metolius has always focused on new and innovative rock climbing gear while ensuring the highest quality available. They've built a strong reputation as an innovator in the design of cutting-edge rock climbing gear. Metolius is proud to be able to claim innovations in just about every category of rock climbing gear from traditional, sport, bouldering and big wall/technical alpine. Metolius also works to educate others to preserve the environment and the climbing lifestyle. For more information, visit www.metoliusclimbing.com,.