Large surface area for extra security
In winter, there are times when the only thing to lodge an anchor in is the snow itself. The DMM Deadman lets you make the most of this medium and improves on the classic ice axe belay by creating a larger surface area that increases resistance to the placement pulling through. Used in snow gullies and below cornice top outs, the Deadman creates protection out of nothing and provides security in the most insecure places.
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• Large surface area: resists being pulled through snow more effectively than an ice axe. This makes it the best option in soft snow conditions, where almost nothing else would provide security.
• Lightening holes: the Deadman features holes that reduce weight while retaining performance in marginal snow conditions. This means the Deadman won't weigh you down on the mountain where it might be the difference between having some protection and none at all.
• Stainless steel striker plate: A stainless steel striking area protects the Deadman from damage when hammering it into the snow, and resists corrosion from the wet winter environment.
• 4mm galvanized steel wire: allows the Deadman to be buried deeply beneath snow while retaining an accessible and strong attachment point.