Count on the DMM Anodized Deadman Snow Anchor for crevasse rescue in wet, loose, or sloppy snow where pickets just rip out.
The DMM Anodized Deadman Snow Anchor holds solidly in soft-snow conditions that render other anchors useless. The first person on your rope team just plunged into a crevasse, and the snow conditions are absolute slop. Just pound the DMM Deadman Anchor into the snow, slot the stainless steel cable in a trench, and clip in to rescue your buddy. A reinforced stainless steel plate on the top of this fluke provides a solid pounding surface, so it won't be completely thrashed after one day on the mountain.
- Q & A
Heavy but worth it when you need them
I use it mainly as a top-rope anchor and I am very happy with its performance. When placed in spring snow it feels like it sits in concrete. No movement whatsoever after the initial tug. It is a little bulky to pack, especially because of the steel cable.
Does its job
But it's heavy. Hey - it's a deadman. 4 stars because I know of no lighter option, if this is what you need.