/ aider safety
Body weight only. No shock loading, which in a group situation faff, you cannot guarantee avoiding.
I wouldn't be happy with that. A regular cows tail I'd be happy with (moreso than a sling).
Never used one myself but this may be worth investigation:
Though if you do go down the daisy path, some guys hang their ledges with Yates adjustable to make it easy to adjust the height, specifically Yates since they apparently make the strongest ones.
The metolius adjustable aider sling is good for - aid climbing.
Their PAS is ok as a cows tail, however a normal sling is more versatile.
As for not shockloading the aider and not standing above it, does that not go for all slings
I took a factor 2 onto a metrolius adjustable daisy last month. It was onto a skyhook at my feet. It held for a second then the hook bent open and down I went. The daisy seems fine. So although it is not recommended, they are reasonably strong. A cheap alternative for a daisy is 2m of 9mm rope.
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