Petzl Summit

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Petzl's SUMMIT ice axe is designed for the modern practice of classic mountaineering. A result of the expertise acquired over many years, this product applies a new technical approach to this category of ice axes. The curved shaft provides the necessary clearance on steep or icy terrain. The light, forged steel head attached to the shaft ensures maximum efficiency.

- CampSaver.com

The Petzl Summit Mountaineering Axe has a rubber-coated aluminum shaft to improve your grip and insulate your hands on the way to the top. A hot-forged steel head ensures plenty of durability so as to handle the abuse of life in the mountains; you won't need to re-sharpen it every time you head out for some peak bagging. Petzl also curved the upper shaft for improved clearance on steep terrain so you can take it on technical routes instead of only walk-ups.

- Backcountry.com

Make it to the top with the ergonomically designed Summit Ice Axe from Petzl that gives you superior grip and thermal insulation with a durable rubber coating on its lightweight aluminum shaft. Get good clearance as you swing with the curved upper portion of the shaft while the straight lower portion affords you efficient penetration in ice and snow. When you're descending, the tapered, carefully positioned teeth ensure enhanced holding power.

- Mountain Gear

Description of Petzl Summit Ice AxeDig in You still have a lot of mountain to climb. With its technical approach to the practice of classic mountaineering the Petzl Summit Ice Axe combines a lightweight head forged of steel and a curved shaft made of ultra-light aluminum for superb weight efficiancy durability. The SUMMIT is designed for the modern practice of classic mountaineering.FeaturesHot forged chromoly steel head is curved to offer a comfortable, powerful gripThe shaft is made of ultra-light aluminum with a textured rubber coating for a solid grip and great thermal insulationCurved upper shaft allows good clearance during climbing, while the straighter lower part guarantees efficient penetration in snowThe pick is thin 3.5 mm at the tip to ensure solid purchase in ice, and wide in the middle 8 mm for soft snowTeeth are positioned and tapered to optimize holding power while descending piolet rampe usageTilted adze directs the axe correctly into the snow piolet-canne usageHead and spike are equipped with wide, oval holes for easily clipping a carabinerStainless steel spike ensures excellent grip on rockErgonomically shaped spike is adapted to the shape of the palm and designed to avoid damaging the bottom of the gripAvailable in three lengths

- US Outdoor Store