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DMM Freedom Leash

Enjoy the benefits and freedom of leashless climbing without the risk of losing your tools.
£34.00
Perfect for both beginner and advanced climbers tackling long committing routes and all round winter climbing.

At one end, the oversize attachment loop allows easy larks-footing to your harness. The loops at the end of each tether allow a small connector to be used to attach the leash to your axes. Half way down each tether you will notice a small clip in point, so what is that all about? Even though these leashes are not rated as PPE, and only have a marked breaking strength of 2kN, they have been witnessed holding small body weight ‘slumps’: Think crampon points sneaking off that edge and the climber’s weight coming on to the axes, whilst the hands come off the handles… now you have a fully extended leash and you cannot reach your tools. Rather than hand over hand up the slim tether, simply place a quickdraw in the mid point loop and gingerly pull up to reunite yourself with your axes, gather yourself, and push on.

Top Tip- Leashes are more likely to accidently part with your axes if you have a metal-on-metal junction. We’d recommend using a small section of 5/6mm cord securely tied into a loop through the spike of the axe to allow rotation and decrease the chances accidental unclipping.

NB: This item is purely intended as a leash to prevent dropping your tools- At no point must it be relied upon to provide security e.g for use in a belay.

Features

  • Available on its own or with 2 x Phantoms (Red+Green)
Variant Length Weight
Freedom Leash * 42g
Freedom Leash/Phantom Pack * 94g
Weight 0.1kg
Brand DMM