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Best Mountaineering Ice Axes - Buying Guide

Last Updated: 11/19/2018

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  #1

Unigear Traction Cleats Ice Snow Grips with 18 Spikes for Walking, Jogging, Climbing and Hiking

 PartNumber: ICETRACTION   |   Asin: B07G74S7JY

Full foot slip protection with heel and forefoot cleats maintains traction throughout your natural stride while walking. Lightweight TPE Elastomer holds you securely in place. Traction tread outsole and cleats simultaneously contact walking surface, providing superior grip on ice, snow, and pavement. Multi-directional heat-treated steel plates bite into ice and snow that bring you limitless traction.

How to use the ice traction cleats?
1.Toe cap into the sign of FRONT
2.Stretched to the heel, can be fixed
3.The front of wire and toe cap should keep a line
4.Close the Velcro straps to keep it fitness.

Package included:
1pair of Traction Cleats
1 x storage bag

Note:
1. Traction Cleats ONLY, shoes displayed in pictures are NOT included
2. This is an outdoor mountaineering auxiliary tools, please do not use it as a professional rock climbing tool or other tools.
3. For oversized shoes or boots, we recommend purchasing one size larger than your normal shoe size.
4.After each use, please keep clean and dry before store it .

Features

  • Lighter and tougher, it helps to deliver unrivaled traction on icy winter trails. The main body of elastomer band is comprised of stretchy Thermoplastic Elastomer (TPE) which is of flexibility, anti-abrasion as well as anti-tearing and could improve longevity for a quick and secure fit on a variety of footwear.
  • The heavy duty crampons are best in class, with long-lasting soles which are equipped with heat-treated stainless steel cleats that bite into the slickest ice and snow.
  • Balance Enhanced - feature 18 spikes per foot, with 12 spikes at the forefoot and 6 spikes at the heel. Each wide heel plate with 3 spikes is for secure downhill traction and each spike is 1/2 long. The spikes are made from heat-treated stainless steel for excellent durability and corrosion resistance.
  • Full-sole coverage with cleats on heel and forefoot is to maintain traction through your natural stride and pursuing your passion for the outdoors. Easy to put on and take off with secure and adjustable straps.
  • 60 Days 100% Satisfaction Guarantee: If you are not 100% satisfied with this product for any reason, please contact customer service within 60 days, and we will immediately refund your purchase price - no questions asked.
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Brand: Unigear   |   Manufacturer: Unigear

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  #2

Grivel G Zero Ice Axe

Model: Grivel   |   Asin: B00UZ9BNES

FEATURES of the Grivel G Zero Ice Axe One piece head that provides maximum strength and minimal weight Classical neutral with ergonomic design Brand new insulating removable ergonomic blade cover

Features

  • One piece head that provides maximum strength and minimal weight
  • Classical neutral with ergonomic design
  • Brand new insulating removable ergonomic blade cover
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Brand: Grivel   |   Manufacturer: Grivel

Item Dimensions: 2 x 9 x 23 inches (5.1 x 22.9 x 58.4 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 9 x 23 inches (5.1 x 22.9 x 58.4 cm)

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  #3

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

Model: Black Diamond   |    Mpn: BD410151000055_1-Parent   |    PartNumber: BD410151000055_1-Parent   |   Asin: B0012EA6EI

Raven: Built from lightweight, aircraft aluminum alloy for high strength, the Raven is a traditional mountaineer's piolet.

Features

  • Durable, aircraft-grade aluminum shaft
  • Investment-cast, one-piece stainless steel head with a large hole for a carabiner
  • Pick's curve and teeth engineered for secure self-arresting
  • Weight: 437g, 15 ozHead: Head, Spike: Stainless steelShaft: Aluminum
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Brand: Black Diamond   |   Manufacturer: Black Diamond

Item Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 6 inches (55.9 x 35.6 x 15.2 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 11 x 26 inches (5.1 x 27.9 x 66.0 cm)

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  #4

Petzl Glacier Literide Axe

Model: Petzl   |   Asin: B00SFV6EY2

The Glacier Literide from Petzl provides excellent security and holding power in a lightweight, pack-friendly package. Because of its small stature and lightweight aluminum shaft, this axe is ideal for ski- and snowboard-mountaineering, especially given that it can easily be strapped to a pack for the descent. The toothed steel pick and steel adze provide a stable anchor and efficiently cut steps into the snow, respectively. The stainless steel bottom spike plunges easily into even the hardest snow, and the top and bottom both feature carabiner-clip holes for easy anchoring.

Features

  • Material: [shaft] 7075 aluminum, [adze] heat-treated steel
  • Length: 50 cm
  • Rating: B-rated
  • Leash Included: no
  • Claimed Weight: 11.3 oz
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Brand: Petzl   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

Item Dimensions: 3 x 10 x 19 inches (7.6 x 25.4 x 48.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 3 x 10 x 19 inches (7.6 x 25.4 x 48.3 cm)

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  #5

Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe - Silver

Model: Black Diamond   |    Mpn: BD410162-Parent   |    PartNumber: BD410162-Parent   |   Asin: B07BTRB9BZ

Black Diamond's lightweight mountaineering axe. Built with an aluminum shaft and a compact investment-cast stainless steel head and spike, it provides all-around performance.

Features

  • Lightweight aluminum shaft
  • Investment-cast, one-piece stainless steel head with an aggressive pick and large hole for a carabiner
  • Ergonomic head
  • CEN-B certified
  • Weight: 362g, 13 ozHead: Head, Spike: Stainless steelShaft: Aluminum
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Brand: Black Diamond   |   Manufacturer: Black Diamond

Item Dimensions: 2 x 12 x 32 inches (5.1 x 30.5 x 81.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 12 x 32 inches (5.1 x 30.5 x 81.3 cm)

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  #6

Petzl - GLACIER, Lightweight Performance Ice Axe for Glacier Travel

Model: Petzl   |   Asin: B00R53YYSE

Lightweight performance ice axe for glacier travel, with a meticulous design and finish. The GLACIER ice axe offers very good anchoring qualities in hard snow and ice, thanks to its very high quality steel pick, guaranteeing both solid bite and durability. It also has an anodized aluminum shaft with a machined handle for excellent grip.

Features

  • Lightweight performance ice axe for glacier travel
  • Very good anchoring qualities in hard snow and ice, t
  • high-quality steel pick (identical to picks of technical ice axes)
  • very strong steel adze with with an edge designed for efficient cutting of steps
  • high-quality aluminum shaft (7075 aluminum, used in aeronautics), with anodized finish for excellent rust protection
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Brand: PETZL   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

Item Dimensions: 4 x 10 x 24 inches (10.2 x 25.4 x 61.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4 x 10 x 24 inches (10.2 x 25.4 x 61.0 cm)

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  #7

Camp Neve Ice Pick - 65 centimeters

Model: 5229065   |    Mpn: 5229065   |    Ean: 8005436023403   |    PartNumber: 5229065   |   Asin: B00L9E46FG

Ice axe: Category: Combination tour Shaft matrial: aluminium Material hatchet, shovel: hardened steel Shaft lenght: 65 cm Weight: 425 g Hand strap included: yes Handrest: Additional Information: UIAA approved

Features

  • General Mountaineering
  • Carabiner holes at head and spike
  • Symmetric steel spike plunges smoothly
  • Equipped with sliding leash
  • Weight: 15 oz
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Brand: Camp   |   Manufacturer: Camp

Item Dimensions: 4 x 11 x 26 inches (10.2 x 27.9 x 66.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 9.5 x 25.5 inches (5.1 x 24.1 x 64.8 cm)

Amazon Price: $59.96 | as of 11/19/2018(12:14pm pst)
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  #8

Camp Neve Ice Axe - 73 cm

Model: 5229073   |    Mpn: 5229073   |    Ean: 8005436023410   |    PartNumber: 5229073   |   Asin: B00L9E4APC

A sleek and elegant mountaineering axe with a forged steel pick designed to deliver solid placements in hard snow and provide quick and aggressive self arrests.

Features

  • General Mountaineering
  • Forged chromoly steel pick and adze
  • Carabiner holes at head and spike
  • Symmetric steel spike plunges smoothly
  • Equipped with sliding leash
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Brand: Camp   |   Manufacturer: CAMP

Item Dimensions: 3 x 11 x 29 inches (7.6 x 27.9 x 73.7 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.97 x 11.61 x 33.07 inches (5.0 x 29.5 x 84.0 cm)

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  #9

Camp Corsa Ice Axe

Model: Camp Corsa Ice Axe   |    Mpn: 142860   |    PartNumber: 142860   |   Asin: B07CBN6BNZ

113420 Features: Ultra-lightweight design weighs in at a record-low 205 grams (barely over 7 ounces) Get a grip on snow and ice with the aluminum alloy head and shaft The CAMP Cares program stamps a wear line on the spike that tells you when you need replace the axe head Specifications: Length: 50 to 60 to 70 cm Style: leashless Weight: 723 ounces Head: adze Shaft: straight Material: aluminum Leash: not included

Features

  • Forged aluminum pick and adze
  • Ideal for snow travel and self arrest
  • Can be used as an anchor for glacier rescue and traversing cornices
  • Nylon spike plug on 60 and 70cm lengths keeps ice out of the shaft
  • Weight: 7.2 oz
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Brand: Camp   |   Manufacturer: CAMP

Item Dimensions: 2 x 9 x 27 inches (5.1 x 22.9 x 68.6 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 9 x 27 inches (5.1 x 22.9 x 68.6 cm)

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  #10

Petzl - GULLY, Ultralight Ice Axe for Technical Mountaineering and Skiing

Model: Petzl   |    Mpn: U014AA00   |    PartNumber: U014AA00   |   Asin: B074XHZ19V

When the gully gets steep, the steep gets Petzl's Gully Ice Axe. Petzl made this axe light and compact for minimalist mountaineers and skiers. The tapered, steel pick works with the bent shaft's adjustable Trigrest handle to provide versatile purchase on any angle. There are options for an adze or a hammer for cleaning holds or setting pitons. The beveled spike helps prevent tearing up backpacks.

Features

  • Material: steel, aluminum, nylon
  • Length: 1ft 6in
  • Claimed Weight: 9.8oz
  • Recommended Use: climbing
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years
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Brand: Petzl   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

Item Dimensions: 2 x 10 x 21 inches (5.1 x 25.4 x 53.3 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 10 x 21 inches (5.1 x 25.4 x 53.3 cm)

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  #11

Petzl Sum'tec

Model: Petzl   |    Mpn: U015AA00   |    PartNumber: U015AA00   |   Asin: B074XC6L2V

The options for adventurous objectives open wide when you add Petzl's Sum'Tec Ice Axe to your mountaineering gear. Its tapered pick penetrates into hard, shallow ice melting down the steep couloirs that safeguard the snowy, isolated aprons that you and a couple other skiers know of. Petzl made the shaft light to the keep the whole axe under a pound, so you'll have no qualms bringing it on alpine climbs that may or may not have steep, snowy sections to the summit. Despite its minimalist appeal, the Sum'Tex still sports beneficial features like the upgraded grip or adjustable TrigRest handrest that provide a good grip. Completely modular, this axe's pick, spike, or adze are interchangeable with other Petzl accessories for even more convenience regardless of the mountaineering mission.

Features

  • Material: steel, aluminum, nylon
  • Length: 1ft 9in
  • Claimed Weight: 1lb
  • Recommended Use: mountaineering
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 3 years
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Brand: Petzl   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

Item Dimensions: 4 x 11 x 23 inches (10.2 x 27.9 x 58.4 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 4 x 11 x 23 inches (10.2 x 27.9 x 58.4 cm)

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  #12

Petzl Nomic Ice Climbing Axe

 Ean: 3342540823631   |    PartNumber: U021AA00   |   Asin: B07CHFHS8T

The NOMIC ice axe sets the standard for ice climbing. Perfectly balanced, equipped with weights, it offers an exceptional swing. The PUR'ICE pick provides efficient placement in any type of ice. The shape of the ice axe and the double handle offer multiple grip modes, as well as stable hand switching. The grip is comfortable, thanks to the ergonomics of the handle and to the adjustable GRIPREST handrest. Featuring a minimalist hammer, the head is protected and allows the user to hammer a piton back in. Entirely modular, the ice axe can be optimized for the terrain.

Brand: PETZL   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

Package Dimensions: 0.98 x 8.86 x 19.17 inches (2.5 x 22.5 x 48.7 cm)

Amazon Price: $299.95 | as of 11/19/2018(12:14pm pst)
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  #13

Black Diamond Fixed Length Carbon Ski Poles

Model: BD11153300001101-parent   |   Asin: B01D4VWPFE

Clean, light, precise all-mountain pole in a fixed length.

Features

  • 14 mm (.55 in) carbon fiber with Kevlar wrapped lower for protection against ski-edge hits
  • The strongest pole in the Black Diamond line
  • Freeride Series grip with grippy, dual-density rubber in palming zone and an aggressive hooking point for leveraging bars and buckles
  • Freeride Series strap with easy-access design and lengthened pull tab hangs open and distributes weight evenly across the hand
  • Weight Per Pair: 455g, 1 lb ozLength: 110cm (43 in)
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Brand: Black Diamond   |   Manufacturer: Great Lakes MP

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  #14

PETZL - Summit, Classic Mountaineering Ice Axe

Model: Petzl   |   Asin: B00R53YR72

Designed for classic mountaineering, the SUMMIT ice axe offers an excellent balance between price and performance. It is lightweight and offers good anchoring performance of both the head and the spike; it is curved to offer necessary clearance for steep ice; it can be used in piolet-canne or piolet-rampe mode as well as in piolet-traction mode on short, steep sections.

Features

  • HIGH PERFORMANCE: The SUMMIT ice axe has a thin, toothed tip for good anchoring in hard snow and ice while the middle is thicker to anchor in soft snow. The SUMMIT can be used in piolet-rampe or piolet-canne mode.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: The SUMMIT weighs between 360 and 400 grams (depending on length). It's light enough for longer treks and climbs while still weighing enough for good anchoring power.
  • HANDLE: The handle is made of anodized aluminum that resists rust. Additionally, the adze has a handle cut into it to provide better grip.
  • EASY TO USE: The upper part of the shaft is curved for good clearance when climbing while the lower part is straighter and provides efficient penetration in snow.
  • EXTRAS: Both the head and spike are equipped with holes for clipping a carabiner or attaching a sling. The SUMMIT ice axe is compatible with the LINKIN leash.
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Brand: PETZL   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

Item Dimensions: 2 x 10 x 24 inches (5.1 x 25.4 x 61.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 10 x 24 inches (5.1 x 25.4 x 61.0 cm)

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  #15

Petzl Pur'Ice Ice Axe Pick

 Ean: 3342540824188   |    PartNumber: pz-U021CA00   |   Asin: B07CHGZ7KY

Designed for ice axes with modular heads, the PUR'ICE pick is made especially for ice climbing. It gives excellent penetration in ice and removes very easily. Serrated on the upper part, the pick offers stable support when the ice axe is turned upside-down.

Brand: PETZL   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

Package Dimensions: 0.79 x 5.12 x 7.87 inches (2.0 x 13.0 x 20.0 cm)

Amazon Price: $45.00 | as of 11/19/2018(12:14pm pst)
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  #16

Grivel Ghost Evo Axe

Asin: B07J14JLR5

The Ghost philosophy of an essential tool, now available in a more technical version:

Features

Brand: Grivel   |   Manufacturer: Grivel

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  #17

Grivel G Zero Ice Axe 58CM

Model: Grivel   |    Mpn: GV-PIG0S   |    Ean: 8033971655193   |    PartNumber: GV-PIG0S   |   Asin: B00INWFZ98

FEATURES of the Grivel G Zero Ice Axe One piece head that provides maximum strength and minimal weight Classical neutral with ergonomic design Brand new insulating removable ergonomic blade cover

Features

  • One piece head that provides maximum strength and minimal weight
  • Classical neutral with ergonomic design
  • Brand new insulating removable ergonomic blade cover
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Brand: Grivel   |   Manufacturer: Grivel

Item Dimensions: 2 x 9 x 23 inches (5.1 x 22.9 x 58.4 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2.01 x 9.49 x 23.58 inches (5.1 x 24.1 x 59.9 cm)

Amazon Price: $55.96 | as of 11/19/2018(12:14pm pst)
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  #18

Omega Pacific Mountain Axe, 80cm

Model: MAX80-1   |    Mpn: 113084   |    Ean: 0821273504855   |    PartNumber: 113084   |   Asin: B002J91R1G

Re-designed for 2002, the Mountain Axe features a laser-cut chromoly steel head and spike. The 6061 T-6 aircraft quality aluminum shaft can withstand years of abuse. Along with the striking new look, the Mountain Axe has lost an ounce from each size without compromising performance.

Features

  • The product is Solid, strong Mountain Axe
  • The product has Laser-cut, steel head and spike
  • Aircraft-quality aluminum shaft
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Brand: Omega Pacific   |   Manufacturer: OMEGA PACIFIC

Package Dimensions: 1.8 x 11.4 x 31.5 inches (4.6 x 29.0 x 80.0 cm)

Amazon Price: $62.96 | as of 11/19/2018(12:14pm pst)
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List Price: $69.95 | Used Price: $60.00

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  #19

Grivel G1 Ice Axe Ice axes 66CM

Model: Grivel   |    Mpn: 756068   |    Ean: 8033971652109   |    PartNumber: 756068   |   Asin: B004R1GOZ8

FEATURES of the Grivel G1 Axe Very light ice axe Hot forged, one piece head Maximum strength and minimal weight Classical neutral pick with ergonomic design Natural rubber grip covers the Ergal 7075 shaft of G1Plus

Features

  • Very light ice axe
  • Hot forged, one piece head
  • Maximum strength and minimal weight
  • Classical neutral pick with ergonomic design
  • Natural rubber grip covers the Ergal 7075 shaft of G1Plus
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Brand: Grivel   |   Manufacturer: Grivel

Item Dimensions: 3 x 10 x 31 inches (7.6 x 25.4 x 78.7 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 1.5 x 9.5 x 25.5 inches (3.8 x 24.1 x 64.8 cm)

Amazon Price: $59.96 | as of 11/19/2018(12:14pm pst)
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Most Wished For

  1. Unigear Traction Cleats Ice Snow Grips with 18 Spikes for Walking, Jogging, Climbing and Hiking
  2. Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe
  3. Grivel G Zero Ice Axe
  4. Camp Corsa Ice Axe
  5. Petzl - GLACIER, Lightweight Performance Ice Axe for Glacier Travel
  6. Petzl - GULLY, Ultralight Ice Axe for Technical Mountaineering and Skiing
  7. Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe - Silver
  8. Petzl Sum'tec
  9. Petzl Nomic Ice Climbing Axe

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  1. Unigear Traction Cleats Ice Snow Grips with 18 Spikes for Walking, Jogging, Climbing and Hiking
  2. Petzl - GLACIER, Lightweight Performance Ice Axe for Glacier Travel
  3. Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe
  4. Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe - Silver
  5. Black Diamond Fixed Length Carbon Ski Poles
  6. PETZL - Summit, Classic Mountaineering Ice Axe
  7. Petzl Glacier Literide Axe
  8. Camp Corsa Ice Axe
  9. Grivel G Zero Ice Axe

Top Selling

  1. Unigear Traction Cleats Ice Snow Grips with 18 Spikes for Walking, Jogging, Climbing and Hiking
  2. Grivel G Zero Ice Axe
  3. Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe
  4. Petzl Glacier Literide Axe
  5. Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe - Silver
  6. Petzl - GLACIER, Lightweight Performance Ice Axe for Glacier Travel
  7. Camp Neve Ice Pick - 65 centimeters
  8. Camp Neve Ice Axe - 73 cm



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