/ Axe lanyards
Are there any particular ones which stand out?
A lot of them seem to be rated at 2KN or unrated. Are any of them strong enough to use as part of a belay?
NO. They are not for belaying or for resting on. They are simply there to stop your axes from falling down the route.
I'd get these ones:
The ones with accessory krabs are crap cause if you did slump on the krabs they'll just break (he says from experience). This way you just larksfoot them on to the bottom of the axe and bobs your uncle. The spinner ones, which are supposed to stop you from getting tangled up don't work.
the BD spinner leashe does work, to an extent anyway. My axes never get that tangled and the few twists there are come out by pulling the lanyards tightish, my mates non spinner grivel ones are constantly getting very tangled and are more of a hassle to untangle too.
The boa lanyards you linked are also only rated to 2kn as are the grivel lanyards (and the bd spinners)
I've got the BD spinner leashes, no problems really in use and they have a little clip rather than a crab which is nice and easy to release even with gloves on.
Thanks all. I think will go for something 2kn and try not to lean on it, or maybe make something.
Is it wrong that the first thing I thought of when I read the suggestion to just connect them together was "Axe Nunchuks!"
On the belay side of things, I've used them as part of the set up.
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