sportnoob Posted March 3, 2016 Share Posted March 3, 2016 (edited) My preferred approach for climbing steeper snow climbs is often to carry 1 piolet style tool (e.g. BD Venom) and 1 technical tool (Cobra). This is especially my preferred approach on volcanoes where I don't anticipate steep water ice, as I like the slightly longer piolet for roped glacier travel. How are folks who climb with this combination of tools attaching themselves to said tools in the modern age of tethers? So back in the day I would have one wrist-leash on each of these objects. It's nearly unambiguous now that the preferred method with modern leashless tools is tethers. But... I can't decide what I think is my preferred system for the "1 too, 1 axe" method. I've fashioned a single homemade tether to go on my Cobra, and still use the old-school leash (made of perlon cord) on my piolet. It's kind of annoying to me, the asymmetry. I don't generally trust myself to use the piolet without an attachment. I'm curious what others are doing who climb with one of each type of tool. Besides overthink the issue (as I am here). Edited March 3, 2016 by sportnoob Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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