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You don't have to sacrifice performance to shave weight from your ice tools, just turn your attention to the Aztar Ice Axe and light your load. The thin 3mm pick gives you first-swing sticks without fracturing a bunch of ice in the process, so you waste less energy on big alpine terrain. Petzl went with a low-profile rubber handle gives you plenty of grip without compromising plunging performance. Basically, you get everything you need without a single useless gram.
Free Shipping. Petzl Aztar Ice Tool FEATURES of the Aztar Ice Tool by Petzl Comfortable to use, even leashless, due to the hand rest High performance swing due minimal weight at rotation point (minimized shaft weight) Efficient placements: thin, forged, finely worked pick for hard ice; steeply angled first tooth for thin ice and hooking Curved upper shaft for ease of placement and hooking Works well in piolet-canne usage: the hand rest can be removed and stored in the shaft (via a screw on the side) so as not to interfere when plunging the tool in snow Adze (U10 P) or hammer (U10 M) versions available SPECIFICATIONS: Weight: 500 g Height: 50 cm BLUEICE pick included (type B) Interchangeable pick Type B shaft The hand rest can removed with a screwdriver or coin and stored in shaft 3-year guarantee ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.
Explore the alpine realm with Petzl's Aztar Tool that's infinitely kind to your hands. With a gently curved shaft that enhances performance while protecting your fingers and a reverse-curve pick that penetrates ice solidly, you'll never want anything else.
- Mountain Gear
The Petzl Aztar's versatile design keeps you swinging over steep glacier routes and hard waterfall ice. Interchangeable, forged-steel pick is shaped for optimal penetration in hard ice. The shaft is curved at the top for easier hooking and precise, no-knuckle-bashing placements. Straighter shaft base and hard steel point work together to penetrate hard snow quickly when you're working on your French technique. Ergonomically curved handle sits well in your hand with each throw. Fixed hammer head lets you pound in pickets and pitons quickly; open head design is easy to clip when using the hammer to improve a belay. Freelock leash included.
- Appalachian Outdoors