Petzl Sum'Tec

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An enterprising hybrid of a classical mountaineering ice axe and a more aggressive ice axe, the Petzl Sum-Tec helps you tackle icy adventures with technical proficiency.

- Backcountry.com

With its curved shaft, the Petzl Sum'Tec is the logical evolution of the classic mountaineering axe.. . . Ideal for mountaineers looking to minimize weight (485 g for 52 cm). Light and versatile, this ice axe has an adjustable hand rest and an interchangeable pick. TRIGREST hand rest improves grip efficiency and can be adjusted without tools. Shaft is made of extruded, ultra-light aluminum with a curved upper section. Curved upper section of shaft provides good clearance during ice climbing or in the snow and helps avoid impacts to the hands. The pick (3.5 mm) is designed for efficient penetration into ice and guarantees solid hooking on rock. Pick is quickly and securely replaced with the unique screw lock system. Wide oval holes in the head and in the spike facilitate clipping a carabiner. Tilted adze directs the axe correctly into the snow. Stainless steel spike ensures excellent grip on rock.

- EMS

A compromise between a classic mountaineering ice axe and an ice climbing axe the SUMTEC is a versatile lightweight technical ice axe It is easy to use in piolet canne mode with its stainless steel spike and its slightly curved shaft In climbing mode the ALPIX pick forged into banana shape and the new TRIGREST handrest adjustable without tools ensure the efficiency required for technical passages as well as bergschrunds ice gullies etc Available in adze or hammer versionsFeatures Lightweight technical ice axe efficient in climbing or piolet canne mode New version of the TRIGREST allows multiple hand grip possibilities thanks to the simple toolfree manual adjustment system The thin ALPIX pick 35 mm is designed for efficient penetration into ice It is quickly and securely replaced with a unique screw lock system Stainless steel spike ensures excellent grip on rock Lightly curved handle protects the hand when climbing Available in adze or hammer versions SUMTEC adze version for efficient cleaning of snow and ice Available in 52 and 59 cm shaft lengths SUMTEC hammer version for easy piton placement Hammer is now lighter and features keys for tightening bolts of 8 to 10 mm Available only in 52 cm Wide oval holes in the head and in the spike accommodate a carabiner

- Bentgate.com

Free Shipping. Petzl SUM-TEC Hammer Ice Axe FEATURES of the Petzl SUM-TEC Hammer Ice Axe Lightweight technical ice axe efficient in climbing or piolet canne mode New version of the TRIGREST allows multiple hand grip possibilities, thanks to the simple, tool-free manual adjustment system The thin ALPIX pick (3.5 mm) is designed for efficient penetration into ice. It is quickly and securely replaced with a unique screw lock system Stainless steel spike ensures excellent grip on rock Lightly curved handle protects the hand when climbing Available in adze or hammer versions SUM'TEC adze version for efficient cleaning of snow and ice. Available in 52 and 59 cm shaft lengths SUM'TEC hammer version for easy piton placement. Hammer is now lighter and features keys for tightening bolts of 8 to 10 mm. Available only in 52 cm Wide oval holes in the head and in the spike accommodate a carabiner SPECIFICATIONS of the Petzl SUM-TEC Hammer Ice Axe Pick Type: B Shaft Type: T Case Quantity: 5 Interchangeable ALPIX pick included Weight: 495 g Length of Shaft: 52 cm Certification(s): CE, UIAA ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.

- Moosejaw