Enter the alpine realm with the Black Diamond Lockdown Leash on your ice tool.
- Item #BLD1043
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
...to have in your backpack for unexpected conditions, like the last 500 vertical feet of Mt. Hood, super happy I had this when conditions deteriorated at the summit. No Axe = No Bueno! Grab this leash, cheap insurance!
I found these way too short - pity
Short and Slips off Wrist
The leash is one of the shortest leashes that can be purchased. This could be seen as a positive or negative thing; the loop has a tendency to loosen and slip off the wrist.
This is a fantastic leash for mountaineering. Its very secure and comfy. Although for leading it be tricky if your tool has an adze. It a huge step up from the old twist leash I previously had. Its fully adjustible, and should work for any technical tool.
This leash works well and is infinitely adjustable. It is pretty easy to use but the loop that you use to get in and out of it is pretty big and could get caught on things. I use this on a mountaineering axe but this would work well with ice tools that don't have specific leashes. One nice feature is the buckle that keeps the leash from getting too tight.