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The Helix Speedy Ice Screw by Grivel - Speedy is a quickdraw specifically for ice screws designed to simplify maneuvers of placement and removal safely without losing the screw. It consists of a shackle rotating freely on the tube, a sling in Highly resistant Dyneema and a carabiner. There's a weight reduction of 15% compAred to the traditional screw plus quickdraw and double carabiner. Screwing: With Speedy the climber can set up a self belay by attaching the rope after only a few turns of the screw and then finish screwing in safely. As the carabiner hangs perpendicular to the ice it's easy to thread the rope with the carabiner facing in the right direction. The generously sized carabiner makes it easy to use with winter gloves. The point of force is right up against the ice and follows the screw's length. The ridge on the tube keeps Speedy in the right position avoiding whiplash in case of an abrupt jerk and stops the quickdraw slipping down the tube during placement. Removing: Speedy lets the climber remove the screw without unthreading the rope so it's impossible to lose the screw, as once out of the ice it will be attached to the harness.
The Grivel Helix SPD Ice Screw has an integrated sling that allows you to climb quicker and with a lighter load. This makes protecting your pitch easier and faster, reduces the chances of dropping gear, and saves you the weight of a carabiner on every single piece. Unlike most ice screws, all of Grivel's screws have reversed threads that increase their resistance against extraction for superior strength that you'll appreciate when you're on the verge of falling. Like the standard Helix ice screw, the Grivel SPD includes a large knob that makes placements easier, even in the hardest bulletproof ice.