From Rainier to Denali to Everest, the Black Diamond Slider Leash gets the job done right.
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i use this on my BD raven pro and my Grivel matrix lite ice tool. nice for the price.
Eh - last review got it right. There are better options.
This is clearly not a leash for vertical ice climbing - way too fussy and difficult.
Even for alpine axes, it's kind of a pain, though it is light and simple. Mandatory two-hand operation, and sometimes it can essentially become frozen shut and then require a lot of force to release.
Ok, but there are better solutions.
This is an alright leash, but all told, its a bit of a fussy solution to a simple problem. I found the leash to be a little tricky to operate with mittens on, and the cinch sometime resists being released. My solution was just to sacrifice some security and not cinch it down, otherwise hand-changes take too much time. A bungee would work just as well, and I've also seen this clipped to the harness instead of the hand, avoiding the switch problem altogether.
What is the big difference between the...
What is the big difference between the lockdown and slider leash?
The lockdown is a little bit more minimalist, and relies on sliding webbing loops, whereas the slider uses a metal cinch. I prefer the lockdown.
Worth the 15 bucks.
Way worth the 15 bucks. I usually tie my axe into my harness, but there are occasions when I want to leash up to the wrist. It is very easy to adjust for length, and comfortable even on an ungloved wrist. Toss the tied webbing and get a leash!
Nice addition for your axe
I'm a believer in the use of a leash. Will fit just about every axe out there.
Great for general mountaineering
Very nice basic leash. Stick it on you mountaineering axe and you will be happy. No much to say otehr than it is pretty light, easy to use and comfortable. Trim it to length after installation to save a gram or two.
great leash...slide secure works well and is reliable...padded wrist is comfy...the best thing is the leash length...long enough to effectively switch hands on the axe when traversing a steep slope without having to swap which hand the leash is on...that is key...inexpesive option to prevent a drastic mistake of watching your piolet slide down a thousand feet or into a slope leaving you high and dry