Lanyards: Part I

Here are four types of lanyards: A) Buckstrap B) External cam C) Internal cam D) Two-in-one.

Of all the equipment currently available to tree climbers, the personal lanyard is one of the most versatile, easy to customize and adaptable components of a work positioning system. However, the lanyard is often overlooked or considered merely a backup or temporary means of attachment while the climbing line is repositioned. While this is certainly true, with a bit of creative thinking a lanyard can also serve as a second means of attachment and a source of additional climber stability, positioning and movement. A well-thought-out lanyard can add versatility, adaptability and safety to a climber’s daily job.

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