The Helix Speedy is a quickdraw specifically for ice screws designed to simplify manoeuvres of placement and removal, safely without losing the screw.
It consists of a shackel 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 thanks to its direct attatchment, making placement quicker and reducing bulk on route, as well as putting the point of force right up against the ice.
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 and as the carabiner hangs perpendicular to the ice, it’s easy to thread the rope with the carabiner facing in the right direction.
This has a strategically placed ring so that the carabiner can be hooked up to the harness during transport so it doesn’t get in the way. The carabiner is then freed up on inserting the rope.
- Faster as it’s ready to thread the rope.
- Lighter than using a traditional quickdraw.
- More compact on your harness.
- Safer as you can’t lose the ice screw.