The Grivel Single Spring Leash is an elasticated sling which attaches your ice axe to yourself - making it almost impossible to lose your axe. The Single Spring Leash allows you to keep your axe attached to you while still being able to switch hands on the tool.
The Single Spring Leash is larks footed through the belay loop on your harness and is attached by a small snap link carabiner to either the bottom or the top of your ice axe depending on circumstances. As the leashes are elasticated they do not loop down when climbing meaning they do not catch on your crampons, and they extend without hindrance when at full reach.
What a relief! These are very handy and save loads of hassle (and cold fingers) changing hand all the time. Karabiner is great quality and leash stretch length is spot on. Keeps leash well clear of tripping hazards. Easy to fit and stays in place. I always get asked about it when I'm on the hill and I always say for Â£20 it's an absolute bargain for the time and hassle it saves. Can't praise it highly enough. Very, very happy with purchase.
After an alpine season of constantly swapping the standard ice axe leash form hand to hand on every change of direction I needed something easier. I climbed with someone who had a Grivel Leash and it looked so much easier.
So far it is working out great. It easily attaches to the top or bottom of the axe with a small karabiner (provided) and attaches to a harness or rucksack strap via a larks foot or an additional karabiner. No more fumbling around when swapping hands.
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