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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 and adze ensure plenty of durability so as to be able 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. A stainless steel bottom spike enables easy plunging into all but the iciest of footing. With carabiner clips on the top and bottom, this axe can be used easily and efficiently as an anchor-system.
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.
On Sale. Free Shipping. Petzl Summit Ice Axe FEATURES of the Petzl Summit Ice Axe Lightweight ice axe, but with enough weight in the head for good anchoring power Shaft ergonomics The upper part of the shaft is curved to offer good clearance when climbing The lower part is straighter and guarantees efficient penetration in snow Pick and adze in hot-forged steel, ensuring solid anchoring Pick is thin (3 mm) and toothed at the tip, ensuring good anchoring qualities in hard snow and ice Pick is thicker in the middle to favor anchoring in soft snow Teeth on upper part of pick strengthen the hold on the ice axe in piolet-rampe mode Durable spike in stainless steel for very good penetration in hard snow and in piolet-canne mode High strength and practical aspects Very durable steel adze offers a comfortable support surface, and the design of the edges allows stairs to be carved efficiently Tilted adze directs the axe correctly into the snow (piolet-canne usage) Head and spike equipped with holes for clipping a carabiner or attaching a sling High-quality aluminum shaft (7075 aluminum, used in aeronautics), with anodized finish for excellent protection Handle is cut into the adze to create a better grip Ice axe compatible with Linkin leash SPECIFICATIONS of the Petzl Summit Ice Axe Pick type: 1 Shaft type: 1 Heat-treated steel, aluminum 7075, stainless heat-treated steel
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