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On Sale. Free Shipping. Camp USA Alpax Special Ice Axe FEATURES of the Camp USA Alpax Special Ice Axe Patented Hand Rest system for leashless climbing-no tools required Superb balance and swing for demanding alpine routes Smooth shaft plunges easily into snow Mono-structure replaceable head and pick reduces vibration Rugged T-rated head and shaft CC4U wear indicator warns when it is time to replace the pick Optional Alpina adjustable leash (1304) easily attaches to the head Carabiner holes at the head and spike for easy clipping
Ready to climb the world's highest, trickiest peaks, the Alpax Special from CAMP provides technical advantage and comfort to experienced alpinists with the Hand Rest system that incorporates an adjustable thermoplastic grip. Created in adze and hammer versions for snow and ice respectively with a tough chromoly steel spike.
- Mountain Gear
C.A.M.P.'s Alpax Special Axe is a great technical tool for the advanced alpinist. The shaft features our patented Hand Rest system that quickly adapts the tool to the terrain. For general mountaineering, the lower shaft is smooth and straight so that it plunges easily into snow. When steep ice is encountered, slide the red hand grip up and swing out the hand rest for vertical climbing. The rugged thermoplastic hand grip will survive years of banging against rocks and knocking snow from crampons.ADZE: The ergonomic adze excels on mixed terrain and feels secure in a bare or gloved hand. The adze head features a steep classic pick designed for optimal performance on snow. The pick has no teeth on the underside near the head for hand comfort and reduced wear on gloves.HAMMER: The hammer head features a relaxed technical reverse curve pick with underside teeth all the way to the shaft for optimal performance on ice.
The Camp USA Alpax Special blurs the lines between an ice tool and a mountaineering axe so you can take on steep ice as easily as you do a snowy summit ridge. Thanks to its reverse-curved pick and slightly bent shaft, the Camp Alpax clears ice bulges with ease. The bottom pommel lets you run leashless on the steep stuff and then stows in its own handle to let you plunge the tool in the snow.