Black Diamond Slider Leash

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Black Diamond Slider Leash
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Black Diamond Slider Leash -
The Black Diamond Slider ice axe leash is a simple, streamlined webbing leash with a slim pad that is great for use with mountaineering axes as well as technical ice axes. A metal barrel slides down the leash to cinch the wrist loop tight and clean off snow and ice. A dropped and lost ice axe can spell disaster to a mountaineering trip.


  • 0.6-inch-wide nylon strap


  • Simple, streamlined leash with a slim pad.


  • An aluminum barrel slides down the leash to cinch the wrist loop tight and clean off ice and snow


  • Rated to 2.7 kN (600 lbf)
  • Always read and understand the warnings and instructions that accompany your gear.**
  • Excellent leash for general mountaineering.
  • Metal barrel slide locks hand in leash.
The Black Diamond Slider Leash's simple, functional design has made it the mountaineering standard among many climbers. Attach the Slider Leash to the head of any mountaineering axe, cinch down the sliding wrist cinch, and head for the summit.
Don't lose your Axe on the mountain. The Black Diamond Slider Ice Axe Leash is simple, streamlined and tough. Made from a tightly-woven nylon with an aluminum barrel that slides down the leash to cinch the wrist loop tight.


A simple, streamlined leash with colored, tightly-woven nylon webbing that's ideal for general mountaineering ice axes as well as technical ice axes.

Made in USA.

Mountain Gear
The Slider Ice Axe Leash is made of a tightly-woven, colored nylon webbing combined with a plush, die-cut wristband.

Oregon Mountain Community
Lightweight, mountaineering webbing leash with cinching wrist loop.
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Country of Origin:China
Material:Nylon webbing
Strength:2.6kN (600 lbf)
Strength Rating:2.6 kN / 600 lbf.
Weight:50 g / 1.8 oz
Weight (Grams):50g
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Black Diamond Slider Leash Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

Good Replacement

Hello, This was bought to replace the factory leash on a Camp mountaineering axe. Biggest complaint was that the axe doesn't really have a good spot for the leash to attach (not the leash's fault). Once I thought it through I was able to get it rigged. Strap is comfortable but I have yet to get it out to Tuck's, etc. to really comment on performance
Beer Friday Mike at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 12/12/2010

great leash...slide secure works well and is reliable...padded wrist is comfy...the best thing is the leash length...long enough to effectively switch hands on the axe when traversing a steep slope without having to swap which hand the leash is on...that is key...inexpesive option to prevent a drastic mistake of watching your piolet slide down a thousand feet or into a slope leaving you high and dry

Troy Rutledge at on 11/07/2008

Way worth the 15 bucks. I usually tie my axe into my harness, but there are occasions when I want to leash up to the wrist. It is very easy to adjust for length, and comfortable even on an ungloved wrist. Toss the tied webbing and get a leash!

Daniel Torres at on 04/01/2009

Don't carry an ice-ax without it!

I bought this to use with my Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe. It's light, strong, easy to connect, and the price was excellent for Black Diamond quality. I can't imagine carrying an ice-axe without a leash. It's an essential part of the tool.
Al the Geek at Campmor on 08/08/2012

Very nice basic leash. Stick it on you mountaineering axe and you will be happy. No much to say otehr than it is pretty light, easy to use and comfortable. Trim it to length after installation to save a gram or two.

Robert Connor at on 11/07/2008

I'm a believer in the use of a leash. Will fit just about every axe out there.

NvHiker at on 01/19/2009

Love this!

easy to shorten and install
clmbr8 at Campmor on 02/02/2011

Black Diamond is the best

Black diamond is top quality
Catskill climber at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 01/01/2009

Neutral Reviews:

This is an alright leash, but all told, its a bit of a fussy solution to a simple problem. I found the leash to be a little tricky to operate with mittens on, and the cinch sometime resists being released. My solution was just to sacrifice some security and not cinch it down, otherwise hand-changes take too much time. A bungee would work just as well, and I've also seen this clipped to the harness instead of the hand, avoiding the switch problem altogether.

The Cascade Kid at on 06/03/2009

This is clearly not a leash for vertical ice climbing - way too fussy and difficult.
Even for alpine axes, it's kind of a pain, though it is light and simple. Mandatory two-hand operation, and sometimes it can essentially become frozen shut and then require a lot of force to release.

Jacon Mayer at on 09/28/2009