I'll be honest, @Brocky I don't understand your voodoo half the time, but I think I like it. That plate looks like it has a lot of friction, as set up. you could take a wrap or two off, right? I like how the bag prevents the end of the rope from flailing about and getting tangled. I'm not sure I get the Cinch Samaritan thing. Knowing you a bit, I'm guessing that 1.) you don't put yourself in situations where you might need this setup - it's extremely precautionary, 2.) you actually climb with it, and 3.) you have not done any empirical testing on it so the amount and duration of force exerted are not known. Does that sum things up?This is a system I’ve started working on that has some redundancies included.
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The left, starting at the bottom, has a load release hitch from the carabiner to the shock absorber plate. This plate is the main release, that will let its short rope slide through if there is a constant load, without the climber having to activate it. I need to make a large aluminum Cinch Samaritan above the lanyard hitch to push it off the end of the lanyard, as another way to escape the system.
The other system is a 4mm lanyard to use only as a position holder while advancing the other system. It’s connected to a releasable hook and bracket used on sailing, which will attach to the harness.
Not completed, but shows the basic concepts.
So, technically, a mechanical multicender (akimbo, rr, bdb) on a lanyard without a stopper could be construed as a "breakaway" lanyard. I would initially advocate against that because that is a lot of line that has to get through without getting whipped and tangled on something, and also one would have to pay attention to the fact that there is no stopper. Considering that we always have stoppers, I'm not sure that that is a good thing for me to try to remember over the course of a long climb. Might be okay for a top pop though...