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Topic - Leashes

Roberttaylor - on 14 Dec 2012
Who here uses leashes and why?

I've never climbed with leashes before (other then the ones between my axe and harness). I was round a friends flat recently and tried hanging from two straight handled axes without leashes and slipped off straight away. I then tried with leashes and was able to hang one handed for ages.

When do you find leashes beneficial? I can imagine on steep ice they might be pretty good (caveat, I've never climbed steep ice)

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