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When you're ice-climbing, the less time you spend fiddling with gear, the more likely you are to make it safely to the top. While that's a bit of a simplification, it mostly holds true and is the inspiration behind the new Laser Speed Light Ice Screws from Petzl. These screws are made starting with an incredibly light anodized aluminum tube, which is tipped by a steel drill to facilitate ease of screwing into the ice. The integrated crank handles are color-coded by the size of the screw, much the same as you see with cams for trad climbing. Petzl used a slightly smaller hanger to make it easier to screw these into sculpted ice, or basically any time you're not screwing into a flat wall of ice.
Petzl Alpine & Ice Climbing Laser Speed Light Ice Screw-13 cm P69A130. Starting is facilitated by the optimized shape of the steel drill. The integrated folding crank gives an optimized lever making it easier and faster to screw in.
Made with an ultralight aluminum tube, the Laser Speed Light Ice Screw bites quickly into hard ice for easy placement when you're creating anchors for ice climbing and mountaineering.
Features of the Petzl Laser Speed Light Ice Screw Ultra-light screw with aluminum tube is ideal for mountaineering Starting is facilitated by the optimized shape of the steel drill The integrated flexible crank gives an optimized lever, making it easier and faster to screw in
Lightweight ice screw with integrated handle This ultra-light screw with an aluminum tube is ideal for mountaineering. Starting is made easy by the optimized shape of the four-tooth steel drill tip. The rotating crank folds out to give you a better lever, making it easier and faster to screw in. It has the same function as the regular Laser Speed Ice screws, with a great new balance from teeth to integrated crank handle. 13cm - 91g (3.2oz) 17cm - 100g (3.5oz) 21cm - 110g (3.9oz) Features: a Color-coded handles by screw length a Smaller hanger for screwing into odd-shaped ice a Easier to sharpen with a sharpening reserve
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