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For thin ice, small gear, or places where protection is questionable at best, clip into the Mammut Dyneema Shock Absorber. This quick-draw-style runner features an exterior coating that holds a folded over runner. When fall force exceeds 2.5 kN, the tiny seams holding the runner together tear, lengthening the runner to full size and reducing fall factor by 30%. With a sketchy piece of gear or a screw in unstable ice, 30% could mean the difference between a whipper and a body bag.

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5 5

great peice of gear

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These shock absorbers are light weight, quality constructed and durable. I have about 30 climbs using these and had one partner fall on one, engaging it. These are both smaller and considerably lighter than screamers. If you don't mind spending the extra money and weight is an issue on your rack for long approaches or big climbs, I would highly recommend them. I use them exclusively.

5 5

Could cost you...

From the several stories I have heard of lives saved with this piece of gear, I must strongly urge you to reconsider having one. Mammut gear has rarely disappointed.

Swiss Frozed Waterfall

Swiss Frozed Waterfall

Hey Eric..the picture you posted above is mine and copy righted and distictly not Swiss. We were using mammutt gear that day so you did get that part right. I'm not pleased as you might imagine.

Hi Dane, my objective is just to illustrate the product, unfortunately there is no ice cascade in my country to do it with my own pictures...... If you want i can delete the image...

5 5

Great piece of kit!

Having used all the Yates versions and these I have ditched the Yates. These are lighter and easier to carry and use. Down side is they are expensive. But worth the extra coin imo. I use them on almost every screw placement where I would be hard pressed to actaully use the Yates becasue they are cumbersome.

Great piece of kit!

What is the weight in grams?

What is the weight in grams?

Not much, although the exact answer is not supplied by Mammut. If I had to guess, it would be under 140 g. which isn't much, about a third of a lb. Should be worth it's weight for what it provides.

1 5

D.O. on the Yates shorty

I have to agree w/ the person who likes the shortys

I cannot see where this screamer is any better than a yates .

I like Mammut gear but for the price and what this thing does I will stick w/Yates screamers

3 5

I'd rather have a shorty.

These are fine, but I'd rather have a Yates Shorty Screamer instead. Although slightly less bulky than Screamers, the Mammut Shock Absorbers have a higher activation force. I'd rather subject the placement to as little force as possible if the placement, pin or screw is sketchy.

Amen brother. And for ~1/2 the price why note go with the yates?

Use the regular yates screamer, not the shorty. Even cheaper and believe it or not - lighter than the shorty.

5 5


We use these on our ropes when we frame roofs and they havent failed us yet

5 5

Mammut Shock absorber

This is a very specialized peice of gear and does not need to replace all your dogbones. At what it does, it is so great. I have 4 that I use on super sketchy gear when aiding and climbing ice. The Dyneema is rad, these used to be made by Yates with standard nylon and they were super bulky. These are great. You wont want to ever use them, and when you do you will likely be crapping in your pants, but you will be really gald you have them.

"...these used to be made by Yates with standard nylon and they were super bulky."

1) They still are and 2) insignificatly so. Stick with the Yates screamer and use the screamer "zipper" (same price as mammut) of your first piece (zipper one is activated by less force)