Black Diamond Spinner Leash

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Enjoy the freedom of leashless climbing without the danger of dropping a tool thanks to the Black Diamond Spinner Leash. Made from stretchy elastic webbing, the Spinner Leash tethers to your belay loop and features two steel mini-clips that attach to the spike or head of your ice tools. A built-in swivel ensures tangle free thwacking, all the way to the summit.


  • Proprietary elastic webbing stretches for maximum reach and absorbs less water than nylon


  • Built in swivel ensure tanle free use
  • Rated to 2 kN
  • Steel mini-clips attach to the tool spike or tool head
Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
The Spinner leash is a lightweight tethering system for leashless Ice tools from Black Diamond

The Spinner Leash by Balck Diamond is great for keeping your tools easily accessable and tangle free with this light-weight swiveling tether system. Perfect for ice tools that do not have a leash.

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Tether your leashless tools with the lightweight, tangle-free Spinner Leash from Black Diamond.
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Country of Origin:China
Head Style:Hammer
Interchangeable Heads:no
Leash Included:yes
Leash Type:Leashed
Shaft Rating:B Rated
Weight:4.23 oz (120 g)
Weight (Grams):120 g
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Black Diamond Spinner Leash Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

This is a useful accessory, especially on longer climbs where dropping a tool may turn a nice outing into a mini epic. The new Nomics have a hidden hole in the handle that is designed to accommodate a short loop of cord to which you clip the spinner leash. Unless you are very tall, the length is quite right. However, as noted by other reviews the leash is not that easy to use and has the potential of tangling around ropes and snagging on all sorts of things. You have to be very careful when seconding, as the two cords will find a way to wrap around the top-rope. It is easier on lead, but it is still possible (and quite easy from my own experience) to clip the ice screw over the spinner leash so that the leash will not allow you to move up. It takes a couple of steps to realize that you are tangled in the cords, so downclimbing may be required to sort things out. As these things tend to happen on the steepest and hardest sections (when one tries to get the screw in and clipped fast) it may be a very unpleasant surprise. In short, there is nothing wrong with the product. As always, the more ropes and cords are in use, the more attention should be paid to rope management. If you are sloppy with it, you will hate this product.

Eriks Rozners at on 08/23/2011

I love this product- finally I get to replace my fuzzy homemade version of this. Its use: when you are climbing something gnarly- you don't want a wrist leash to make it difficult to place your gear, but if you drop a tool, you would be up ****'s creek. You can even rest on this in an emergency. The swivel makes switching tools easy. And you can just drop one and let it hang while you do other more important things.

Julia Niles at on 09/23/2009

Being new to mountaineering I like to use these for ascending. Easy to put on harness,axes and even to stash away back in your pack. Fear of dropping a tool is why I use this product. Good amount of stretch so your not restricted with upward movement. This is not to be hanged on if your using tool as a plunge anchor while putting/taking off gear on slope.

Seth Morrison at on 02/11/2011

Just as you would expect...
If you want one get one...

pwa4198974 at on 12/28/2011

Negative Reviews:

I bought this, tried it out and I don't use it. I would not recommend this product to anyone.
The clips to attach the leash to the tool are big and bulky. They only work with tools that have a spike on the shaft rather than in the handle. That is, they cannot work on the petzl nomics. (I extended mine with accessory chord so I could use the spinner with my mixed tools... wasn't worth the effort)
won't drop a tool
*the leash is way too short which means you can't reach high without having to pull up pretty hard. Think resistance training every time you want to reach up.
*when high stepping the leash hangs down low enough to get in the way of your feet.
* when seconding the leashes still get tangled around your top-rope.

Matthew Agarwala at on 04/21/2010

Thought this would be a good idea to keep the ice tools from falling. One of the "carabiner" ends broke on the first climb.

gci2490048 at on 01/27/2013