While leashless climbing is incredibly liberating, dropping your axe halfway up a route is not an option. This leash gives you the freedom and versatility of leashless climbing, while preventing your axes from falling if you do drop them.
The leashes have a clip in point half way up. If you fall off but your axes hold, this allows you to clip a sling into the leash and pull back to your axes. A feature you hopefully won’t have to use, but will be glad of if you do.
This item is purely intended to prevent dropping your tools. At no point should you rely on it to provide security.