Price Paid: 75 EUR
I've bought my new Cassin X-Alp 6 mounts ago and they are great. I've tried them on WI 4-5 even on WI 6 and they were fabulous. I would put them on the same line with Petzl Quarks, just find the handle with finger guard and they would be just perfect for any type of climbing.
Previously i had DMM Fly, Simond Naja, also used Quark and Nomic... but i can't compare it with X-Alp. For the money they give the most universal of these ice axes and i just love them a because of that. Although their usage is more for alpine-mix routes but they won't let you down on pure ice routes.
Ones again Cassin proved to produce very well balanced ice axes. It's a pity that they are hard to be found as Cassin was merged with Camp so i don't know their business strategy, if they will continue producing them or not.
I was lucky, i bought them in a Slovenian shop in Belgrade, Serbia.... So good luck, if you buy them i are not going to be sorry at all.. what is most interesting is that i paid 75 EUR per/axe which is rather cheap.
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Get a handle on the Cassin X-Alp Ice Tool for long alpine outings where complex mixed terrain is all but guaranteed. This lightweight tool handles rock and ice with equal tenacity, and Cassin included a bi-directional leash keeps the axe secure on either hand. The interchangeable pick and hammer or adze lets you customize the tool for the task at hand.
For alpinism and ice climbing, CAMP's X-Alp ice tool has a less aggressive shaft design for use on many different terrain angles. Carefully balanced, this design allows you to swing naturally and a narrow, dual-density handgrip with dual ledges makes it easy to stack hands or swap hands as needed.
- Mountain Gear
Free Shipping. Cassin X-Alp Ice Axe FEATURES of the X-Alp Ice Axe by Cassin Alpinism, Ice Climbing Interchangeable grips, picks, and heads Superb balance for a natural swing 7075-T6 aluminum shaft Single-density handgrip for optimal plunging and durability Includes X-Alp padded leash SPECIFICATIONS for Adze: Weight: 619 g / 21.8 oz Size: 50 cm Shaft: T Pick: B Leash: Yes SPECIFICATIONS for Hammer: Weight: 624 g / 22.0 oz Size: 50 cm Shaft: T Pick: B Leash: Yes ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.