SMC Capra Mountaineering Axe
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Free Shipping. SMC Capra Axe FEATURES of the SMC Capra Ice Axe Head fits more comfortably into user's hand Remarkable lightweight design Full-sized chromoly steel head and spike Handle designed to be easier to index in hand for surer placement and in self-arrest Ideal balance and swing weight Manufactured in Ferndale, WA, USA SPECIFICATIONS of the SMC Capra Ice Axe Weight (65 cm): 16.08 oz Head and Spike: Chromoly Steel ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.
Named after the sure-footed mountain goats of the Cascade Mountains, the Capra Mountaineering Axe from SMC is an all new, advanced design. It is remarkably light with a head that more comfortably fits the hand and a shaft that is more easily indexed for surer placements and self-arrest.
- Mountain Gear
We've named our newest axe the Capra, in recognition of the sure-footed mountain goats that inhabit the nearby Cascade Mountain range. | Quite often seen at elevations of nearly 10,000 feet, these hardy animals spend most of their lives above the timberline and are well known for being extremely nimble on steep mountain faces of 60+deg; or more. | One of the lightest weight axes in this category, the 65cm version tips the scale at a mere 16.08 ounces. | Among the other more notable features of the Capra is the head and handle; both are completely new designs from SMC. The head fits more comfortably into the user's hand helping to minimize the discomfort often associated with using a mountaineering axe for extended periods on time as on longer routes. | While the overall weight of this axe is remarkably light, the axe features a full sized chromoly steel head and spike, not ones that were chopped off to save weight. | The unique handle is designed to be easier to index in hand for surer
- Tahoe Mountain Sports