Black Diamond Spinner Leash

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A lightweight swivelling tether system for leashless (or leashed) ice tools. Excellent looking competition for Grivel's Double Spring Leash system. Clip or larksfoot the central loop into your harness.

Stock Code: BDI LEASHSP

Approximate Packed Weight: 0.16kg

Black Diamond Spinner Leash

Black Diamond Spinner Leash
£45.00
£50.00
Save 10%
10 + In Stock

A lightweight swivelling tether system for leashless (or leashed) ice tools. Clip or larksfoot the central loop into your harness*.

Proprietary elastic webbing stretches for maximum reach and absorbs less water than nylon. Integral (and very neat) wiregate krabs and a smooth revolving "spinner" to help prevent tangles.

Excellent looking competition for Grivel's Double Spring Leash system. Includes two tiny lightweight captive krabs to clip to your axes. At the central clip in point there is no krab but the loop is longer so that it can be lark's footed (threaded through itself) or you can put your own krab through it.

Rated to 2 kN.

Weight: ca 113g.

We have had reports of the wiregates on spring leashes becoming unclipped from iceaxes. This is easily resolved. Instead of clipping them directly to the axes, clip them to loops of 4mm or 5mm cord that are tied through suitable holes in the axes.

It is also easy to make yourself a bandolier to clip your spring leash into using a length (ca 2.25m) of narrow tape and a small screwgate krab. Tie an overhand knot in one end of the tape and clip it to your belay loop. Run the tape under your arm, up your back and over your shoulder, and tie an overhand loop in it at chest height. Continue the run down to waist level and make a third loop which is clipped into the same screwgate krab in your belay loop. The spring leash loop is now clipped into the chest loop.

The advantages of this system are that the elastic lanyards of the spring leash do not get tangled up with gear hanging on your harness and you are less likely to trip over them with your crampons. Another advantage is that the landyards are effectively lengthened, meaning that they can be clipped into a point on the shaft of the axe rather than into the ferule (as per the photo) - this is much better when mixed climbing as the ferule and lower shaft of the axe may need to be jammed into a crack, tricky if it has a karabiner flapping around on it.

Photo: Home made bandolier sysem.

      

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