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Connect Adjust

Petzl designed the Connect Adjust as a personal anchor system for sport climbers. This device adjusts the included lanyard to give you an ideal distance for setting up a rappel. The adjustable arm also keeps the lanyard secure so you don't slip, and a rubber retainer keeps the adjustable arm in an ergonomic position on the carabiner for easy clipping. Petzl designed the rubber lanyard to fit the Spirit Screw Lock carabiner specifically.

  • Single positioning lanyard with adjustable arm
  • Adjust dynamic rope included
  • Rubber retainer for locking carabiner
  • Item #PTZ002U

Material
nylon, aluminum, thermoplastic elastomer
Length
6 - 37 in
Claimed Weight
4.4 oz
Recommended Use
climbing
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?

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>Rating: 5

Great as a PAS

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I love this as my PAS. Generally I keep it at full length on my harness and when I need it its quick and easy. Then once I get my second piece it its easy for my to equalize. (I find it much easier to clean when I'm Centered on the anchor. I have also used it to keep myself in on a well when I have needed a Take on a heavy inverse. I am still newer to climbing and have not done any multi pitch stuff so I can speak to that. But I love this as a PAS.

>Rating: 5

not redundant but huge game changer

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

so epic for single pitch bolted anchors. I've used other adjustable lanyards like this (some newer) and the petzl is by far the best design. easy to take in/let out slack (other designs this is not the case). it's extremely useful if you're cleaning an anchor in an awkward spot. although it is not redundant, i actually feel safer using this because i can easily let out slack if i am trying to weight a rappel prior to going off personal. If you want to back it up just bring an extra alpine...my girlfriend tried it once and immediately went home and bought one something to note.. it's a little picky with the caribiner you pair it with. I finally broke down and bought the Sm'd, the attache works good too. If it's not wide enough you won't be able to fully open the gate

>Rating: 5

So nice, bought it twice

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Originally bought this for my old lady but ended up stealing it from her harness when I went out without her one day. I like how fast it was and the beefy-ness of the rope.

>Rating: 5

A must have for safety and convenience

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I really don't think I would ever consider climbing with out this attached to my harness on any outdoor climb or big wall. Just finished an El Cap route, I had the connect adjust on my harness the whole time using it to move around at belays and bivis. It makes moving around easy and solid because when moving around you are always clipping into the most convenient point possible and pulling in the slack with this device to get the job done. As far as a rappel back up this device is last thing I unclipped after double checking my system when we rappelled a nearby route rather than walk/rap off the east ledges. So my opinion as an old dude and veteran of many El Cap routes I would never climb again without this attached to my harness period.

>Rating: 5

Love it!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I use this all the time! I use it canyoneering as a PAS and i have also used it to help rig a prusik above the descender, i use it as a PAS in climbing situations, and i use it at the gym when i get super pumped on an over hang and dont want to swing away from the wall. this is super convenient and has so many applications. as someone else said its super easy to take slack out, and its harder to extend once there is weight on it, but other than that i love this!

>Rating: 3

For Multi-Pitch Belays, Not For PAS

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I originally bought this to use in lieu of a daisy chain-style PAS, and I'm not super impressed. The fact that I have to back it up (which I knew I'd have to do prior to purchasing) is more of a hassle than I want to deal with, and the adjustability feature is not something I've found to be as convenient as they intended. Maybe there's a learning curve, but I couldn't get the hang of letting out slack - taking in slack is SUPER easy, however, I'll give it that. It's bulky to have it girth hitched through your tie in points, especially in addition to your rope - overall, it made my harness seem cluttered and messy. If you were belaying your second from a ledge and wanted to add redundancy to a clove hitch, this would be PERFECT. As a PAS in other applications, just don't bother. I wouldn't recommend getting the dual connect, either, even though that may solve the redundancy issue.

>Rating: 4

Great device, sometimes annoying

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I love this device, it makes it super easy to clip into the anchor and adjust the length until you're comfortable. One thing I don't like about it is it's length, sometimes it feels a bit short especially when you're on a small belay ledge and can't get too close to the anchor. The positives and ease of use easily outweigh the one negative.

>Rating: 5

This thing is awesome

I've been using a daisy chain for my personal anchor system for years, and I'm so happy I made the switch to the connect adjust. Adjusting the length is easy to do on the fly while you're at the belay station, and it feels super secure during use.

>Rating: 5

Super convenient!

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

The Connect Adjust makes cleaning an anchor super fast and easy. No more fiddling with lengths on your PAs to get all the slack out of the system. If you are cleaning a lot of anchors or swinging leads on a multi-pitch the Connect Adjust is a great time saver. Just clip it to the anchor, lock the biner and cinch it down! I highly recommend it for any level climber!

>Rating: 5

Multi-Pitch Dreaming

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Climbing-rope strong, and adjustability like no other! This piece is a must-have on my harness for anything multi-pitch and takes the scary hanging ledges, and actually makes them enjoyable. :)

Climbing-rope

Get it, Suz!

>Rating: 4

Best PAS, when above anchor

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This is really best suited for applications where you might be climbing above an anchor and taking a factor 2 fall on the anchor. The rope stretch / cam slippage reduces the maximum force on your body / anchor. Could be improved by using a skinnier rope to reduce weight and bulk. As for most applications, a 120cm sewn sling works well enough and is considerably less weight / bulk. I prefer to carry it over the shoulder (aka bandolier style) or coiled up on the back of my harness, like a cordalette. I find it somewhat irritating to carry girth hitched to my harness and wrapped around my waist, as most people like to carry their PAS.

>Rating: 5

personal anchor!

Petzl's connect adjust is really cool It extends/retracts easily

>Rating: 4

Adequate for the job.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

It does a great job as a personal anchor and it is so convenient to use when you are able to adjust the length on multi pitch routes. It is a little bit more hardware to carry around and have connected to you when climbing but the convenience of it pays off. I usually just tuck it into my leg loop when its not anchoring me to a wall so that it isn't in my way when climbing. If you were thinking of picking up this product I would spend the little bit of extra money and get the Petzl Dual Connect. It has an extra loop to connect and secure your anchor or to extend your repel.

>Rating: 4

Nice and Convenient

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

It takes a bit of getting used to, but once you've got the movement down it is great for clipping in to chains. As has been mentioned, it does need to be paired with a sling or a PAS to offer redundancy, but makes that first clip feel better.

>Rating: 3

Pros and Cons

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This is one of three connect adjusts that Petzl makes. They also make the Petzl Evolv Adjust and the Petzl Dual Connect Adjust. For this one, lots to like but some features that can be changed. This device can be viewed for a single pitch sport climber or as a multipitch trad climber. As a sport climber, I'd be weary on how some sport climbers use it. With the single adjust, you can clip into a single sport anchor/hanger, but lose your redundancy without an ability to go into the other anchor/hanger. You can achieve that with a Metolius PAS (or a clove into the other bolt), but you can't adjust your stance and distance to the anchor while being clipped into the anchors (leading or cleaning) like the comfort and ease the Connect Adjust allows for (nice feature). At this point, I'm shifting towards the other two devices that I mentioned at the top. The con with these is the weight and size of the PAS. When I used this for a long day of multipitch trad, I loved it except for, once again, the size and weight while storing in on my harness and under my cams. When I clipped into a natural anchor or a bolt, I back myself up with a clove hitch into another piece for redundancy. Now I was backed up, redundant and I have great freedom in adjusting my stance and distance with my anchor while belaying up a second. I liked that because each ledge or stance changes as well as the speed of a follower. I also tried the dual adjust and loved that for multipitch trad. The dual gave me the comfort on building an extendable rap with an auto block while staying protected in the shelf/anchor. BUT once again, too big, heavy and odd to store on my harness. Being that this is a dynamic (no need for dynamic properties in a static/PAS environment) 9.5 rope, I'd wait until Petzl made a static version of this with 7 or 8mm cord. Great start to personal protection! I think it's great! I'd make some adjustments (no pun intended) prior to making this my PAS. Hit me up for other climbing questions or needs 801-619-7490 or caturner@backcountry.com.

>Rating: 4

Nifty Device

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I tried this out sport climbing this weekend, and I was impressed! As Karsyn mentioned, it is a bit bulkier than some other PAS on the market, so that can take some getting used to. It is really fast to adjust, though. I would leave it fully extended and it was lighting quick to adjust--and with one hand! For a normal day of sport climbing, I might still stick to a Metolius Alpine PAS and a draw, as that's what I'm used to. However, for a long, multi-pitch day, this will be my new go-to device.

>Rating: 4

Handy

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I had seen a few people with the Connect Adjust at the crag and I was skeptical at first. However, I was in the market for a good second PAS so I decided to try it out. Having a PAS that I can adjust with one hand is suuuuuuper handy, but I still always use a second PAS for redundancy . At first the Connect Adjust felt bulky through my hard points since the rope is thicker than most PASs that I have used, but now I just keep it on my harness at all times and am used to it. On sport projects I always use the Connect Adjust to connect to a draw and give my belayer a break. Given how much I have used it, I can comfortably say it's worth the money. If you have any further questions about this product I am happy to help! You can call me directly at 801-619-7488, or email me at kansari@backcountry.com.

>Rating: 5

WOW

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This is amazing. I did not think it would be that great till i used it for myself.. The first time i tried it out i was hooked. it is so convenient and easy to use. Love it for mulit pitches. you won't regret buying one.

>Rating: 5

Thought it was nice, now its essential.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Anyone who has done their fair share of multi-pitched ascents has their system for setting up belay stations. I love this tool, and it has replaced my existing system. I used to have cord set up in prussic adjust system. Allowing for dynamic control, and locking out my position. I love this more. The rope is stronger, the concept of having a 'biner locking device is genius and I can never go back. And I still get the dynamic length with lock out positioning. Its genius and I highly recommend getting two.

>Rating: 5

Awesome for Milti-pitch climbs

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I found the connect adjust to be most useful on multi-pitch climbs. Compared to using a static PAS, It's pretty awesome to be able to dial-in the exact length you want when you get to the belay station. You can easily adjust the length with one hand. Takes a little time to get used to the release system, but over all no complaints.

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Do you find yourself JUST using the connect adjust at the anchors? I'm always wary of only having one connection point....

Yes, I usually back it up with additional sling especially when I'm not at a large belay ledge.

ADAM!!!

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I understand this is not designed to take a fall... but does it have strength rating?

Icychap, Per Petzl's site, the Connect Adjust shouldn't be used if the potential fall factor is >1. A factor 1 fall generates 4kn for the climber, 2kn for the belayer, and 6kn on the anchor. Petzl's forces at work article: http://www.petzl.com/en/Sport/Forces-at-work-in-a-real-fall?ActivityName=Rock-climbing#.Voq-vZMrIlU