Petzl Summit

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Manufacturer's Description

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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

Petzl Summit Ice AxePacked full of technical features, the Petzl Summit Ice Axe is capable of almost anything you ask from your ice axe. Its hot-forged steel head means the pick is very durable. It scores near to top of the pack for self-arresting and is one of the better ice axes for steep snow and ice climbing. It sports a slightly curved, rubber-coated shaft that increases its technical performance and grip. The adze is one of the best you can find. Its design, combined with the hot forging, makes chopping steps and tent platforms in the hardest ice not quite as painful a chore. It is narrower in the front for better ice penetration and wider further back for steep snow climbing. The ergonomically shaped spike of the Petzl Summit Ice Axe is adapted to the shape of the palm and designed to avoid damaging the bottom of the grip. The head and stainless steel spike are equipped with wide, oval holes for easily clipping a carabiner and ensures excellent grip on rock.

- SunnySports

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