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Last Updated: 04/24/2019

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  #1

MSR Snow Picket

Model: 6861-P   |    Mpn: 06861   |    PartNumber: 06861   |   Asin: B008RIB6MI

The MSR Snow Picket is the most widely used and trusted piece of snow protection made. Our updated design boots durability and ease-of-placement, providing fast and reliable snow protection when it counts.

Features

  • Strong: Aircraft-grade aluminum T-beam offers maximum strength with minimum weight
  • Durable: Reinforced hammer-end reduces deformation
  • Efficient: Tapered drive-end penetrates easily
  • Uphill Efficiency: Ergo Televators reduce fatigue and increase traction on the steeps with an ergonomic design that engages with a simply flick of a pole grip
  • Visual Cue: Red highlight denotes the middle-clip in point
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Brand: MSR   |   Manufacturer: MSR

Package Dimensions: 1 x 1 x 1 inches (2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm)

First Available: 2012-07-01

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  #2

Black Diamond Ultralight Ice Screw

Model: Black Diamond   |    Mpn: 490334   |    PartNumber: 490334   |   Asin: B07GY421VR

Designed for ski mountaineering, glacial travel, and high-end alpinism, the Ultralight Ice Screw says it all in the name. Weighing in at 45% lighter than Black Diamond's Express Screws, the Ultralight Screw combines a steel tip with an aluminum body and forged aluminum hanger that features two clip-in points. The innovative wire-gate Express handle shaves more weight and also clicks open and closed. The Ultralights are also easily identified by length with the classic BD color scheme.

Features

  • Materials: Hanger: Forged Aluminum Body: Aluminum; Tip: Stainless Steel. Aluminum body with steel tip. Aluminum forged hanger with two clip-in points.
  • Wire-gate Express handle. Color-coded Express knobs. Weight: 13 cm 74g (2.6 oz.); 16 cm 81g (2.9 oz.); 19 cm 89g (3.1 oz.); 22 cm 96g (3.4 oz.).
  • Strength: 10 kN (2,248 lbf). Spot clean. .
  • Imported.
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Brand: Black Diamond   |   Manufacturer: BLACK DIAMOND

Item Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 11 inches (5.1 x 12.7 x 27.9 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 11 inches (5.1 x 12.7 x 27.9 cm)

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  #3

DMM Vault

Model: DMM   |   Asin: B01G5K2WOU

Unlike most pull-apart plastic hangers, DMM's metal Vault secures your ice tools throughout the climb. The wire gate keeps the Vault as light as its plastic predecessors, and the locking gate secures your valuable ice screws and axes on approaches and descents.

Features

  • Material: metal
  • Claimed Weight: [wire] 2.1 oz, [locking] 2.5 oz
  • Recommended Use: climbing
  • Manufacturer Warranty: limited
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Brand: DMM   |   Manufacturer: DMM

Item Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 5 inches (5.1 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 5 inches (5.1 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)

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  #4

PETZL Trigrest Hand Rest

Model: Petzl   |   Asin: B075FLL5WQ

Use the Petzl Trigrest Hand Rest when you need to cross over or choke up before a big move. The Trigrest improves your grip on your handle-less ice axe, so you won't have to worry about dropping it. Since it has a tool-less adjustment system, it's easy to slide this hand rest up and out of the way when you need the shaft to go in deep on alpine climbs. In the low position, this hand rest provides a brace for your index to boost grip strength and planting precision. The Trigrest works with the Petzl Ride, Glacier, Glacier Literide, Summit, Sum'tec. and Gully, and it weighs 15 grams.

Features

  • Material: nylon, steel
  • Compatibility: Ride, Glacier, Glacier LIteride, Summit, Sum'tec, Gully
  • Claimed Weight: .5oz
  • Recommended Use: ice climbing, mountaineering
  • Manufacturer Warranty: lifetime
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Brand: PETZL   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

Item Dimensions: 2 x 9 x 4 inches (5.1 x 22.9 x 10.2 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 4 x 9 inches (5.1 x 10.2 x 22.9 cm)

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  #5

ASR Tactical Heavy Duty Titanium Ice Pick

Model: TI-ASR   |    Mpn: TI- ASR   |    Ean: 0325164875463   |    PartNumber: TI- ASR   |   Asin: B005EMBEI6

Titanium Ice Pick by Shomer-Tec is a useful tool made of solid 6AL4V titanium.It is tough, lightweight, and will never rust. This rod has a textured handle and tapers down to a very sharp point. This tool may just save your life, so make sure to bring one with you on your cold outdoor expeditions.

Features

  • Milled from a single .5" rod of 6AL4V titanium
  • Includes lanyard hole
  • Length: 9.25
  • Weight: 3 oz.
  • Made in the USA
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Brand: ASR Tactical   |   Manufacturer: ASR Tactical

Item Dimensions: 0.5 x 0.5 x 9.25 inches (1.3 x 1.3 x 23.5 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 0.7 x 2.3 x 3.2 inches (1.8 x 5.8 x 8.1 cm)

First Available: 2018-09-01

Amazon Price: $49.89 | as of 04/24/2019(7:15pm pst)
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Warranty: No Warranty

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  #6

Icy Claws, AutumnFall(TM) 1 Pair Over Shoe Anti-slip Shoe Boot Tread Studded Grips Snow Shoes Crampons, Ice Walker Walking

 Ean: 0083351669805   |    PartNumber: 123   |   Asin: B00TI7DDDM

Size:10cmx5cm/3.94"x1.97" 1 Pair x New Snow Ice Climbing Anti Slip Spikes Grips Crampon Cleats 5-Stud Shoes Cover

Features

  • Durable overshoes with good elasticity
  • Easily fitted over existing footwear with no buckles or straps
  • The overshoes could only walk on flat and thin icy or snow ground
  • Always wipe the overshoes clean with a dry cloth after using. Stores the overshoes in a cool and dry place, away form direct sunshine or fire
  • Easy on/off to fit boots, sneakers, casual and dress shoes
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Brand: AutumnFall   |   Manufacturer: AutumnFall

Amazon Price: $4.20 | as of 04/24/2019(7:15pm pst)
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  #7

Black Diamond STS Tail Clips

Asin: B06Y3MDX5D

2 replacement metal sts tail clips

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Brand: Black Diamond   |   Manufacturer: Black Diamond

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  #8

DRY ICE Tools

 Ean: 0786471249529   |    PartNumber: 314644551   |   Asin: B00FFF1BXK

DRY ICE Tools are patented Indoor Ice Axes used by looping stiff rubber straps over the holds used in rock climbing gyms. The climbing motion is exactly the same as in ice and mixed climbing. Now you can prepare for the upcoming ice season in your gym without worrying about injuring someone or puncturing the pads with sharp points raining down from above. DRY ICE Tools are sold in pairs. Weight per Pair: 1lb 4oz (574g) Also available from Furnace Industries: ICICLES youth-sized ice climbing training tools, KRONOS Ice Climbing Tools, Tethering Devices, Replacement Straps.

Features

  • Hand Made Indoor Ice Axes made for Climbers, by Climbers.
  • Train Indoors for Ice and Mixed Climbing. Gym Safe Ice Climbing Tools.
  • Hand Crafted Wooden Handle, Precision Engineered Reinforced Rubber Strap.
  • Superior Ergonomics prevent the 'pinky crush' endemic to other Indoor Ice Tools.
  • Most gyms will require a tether or simple keeper cord to prevent dropping of tools.
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Brand: Furnace Industries LLC   |   Manufacturer: Furnace Industries LLC

Package Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 20 inches (10.2 x 10.2 x 50.8 cm)

Amazon Price: $124.95 | as of 04/24/2019(7:15pm pst)
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  #9

Pick-of-Life Ice Awls

 Ean: 0712540751006   |    PartNumber: icepickoflif   |   Asin: B00HZQGMHM

Pick-of-Life awls are for self-rescue, allowing you to crawl on top of the ice using the picks as traction. You can also slide them to someone who has fallen through the ice.

Features

  • Retractable covers that protect you from the pick
  • Floating - unsinkable
  • A must have for all person on the ice.
  • Snowmobilers, Ice Skater, Ice Fishers, & Rescue Personnel
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Brand: Angel Guard   |   Manufacturer: NRS

Package Dimensions: 1.18 x 6.26 x 7.76 inches (3.0 x 15.9 x 19.7 cm)

Amazon Price: $19.49 | as of 04/24/2019(7:15pm pst)
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  #10

Viper Ice Tool by Black Diamond

 PartNumber: 412086   |   Asin: B000V09RMQ

A technical, all-terrain tool, the Black Diamond Viper makes the perfect daily driver for ice and alpine climbing. The Viper is built with a hydroformed shaft to increase stiffness and reduce weight, while maintaining exceptional clearance and balance.

Features

  • Hydroformed shaft for clearance, weight savings and strength
  • Laser pick, Viper Strike and Fang included, modular head design
  • Removable upper and lower pommels
  • Shaft CEN-T certified, patented
  • Weight: 625g, 1 lb 6 oz
    Length:50 cm
    Head: Stainless steel
    Pick: Chromoly steel
    Shaft: Aluminum
    Grip: TPU
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Brand: Black Diamond   |   Manufacturer: Black Diamond

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  #11

PETZL - ICE, Pick for Ice Axes

Model: U19 ICE   |    Mpn: U19 ICE   |    Ean: 3342540088900   |    PartNumber: U19 ICE   |   Asin: B003YM10LE

Petzl's Ice Pick is a versatile ice climbing pick designed for use with Petzl's Quark, Nomic, and Ergo ice axes. Durable steel construction and a stable, tapered shape ensure solid purchase in ice with easier removal.

Features

  • Petzl PICK ice - QUARK Ice and mixed climbing pick for QUARK, NOMIC and ERGO
  • Ships from OmniProGear
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Brand: Petzl   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

Item Dimensions: 1 x 6 x 10 inches (2.5 x 15.2 x 25.4 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 0.5 x 4.7 x 9 inches (1.3 x 11.9 x 22.9 cm)

Amazon Price: $59.95 | as of 04/24/2019(7:15pm pst)
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  #12

Stubai Hornet Ice Tool - Hammer

 Ean: 0041100802361   |    PartNumber: abc-1760   |   Asin: B00687OYXS

Great value tool for use in extreme mountain and ice environments. The Hornets attributes: simple, reliable and light weight a great tool for beginners to develop their skills. A great vertical ice tool at an amazing price. The Hornet features a bent aluminum shaft, aggressive pick, sticky rubber grip, and a one piece steel head. Tools come with leash!

Features

Brand: Stubai   |   Manufacturer: STUBAI

Amazon Price: $157.09 | as of 04/24/2019(7:15pm pst)
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  #13

PETZL - Laser Speed Light, Ultralight Ice Screw with Integrated Crank

Model: Petzl   |    Mpn: P69A   |    PartNumber: P69A   |   Asin: B00JKO9V0C

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.

Features

  • MAXIMIZED WEIGHT REDUCTION: Ultralight aluminum tube, ideal for mountaineering when reduced equipment weight is a priority.
  • EASIER BITE: The shape of the drill is optimized to facilitate bite into the ice.
  • QUICK: Integrated flexible crank provides excellent grip and an optimized lever, making it easier and faster to screw in.
  • DURABLE MATERIAL: Materials include a steel drill, anodized aluminum tube, and aluminum hanger.
  • FULLY EQUIPPED: Color-coding facilitates identifying the length of a screw.
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Brand: PETZL   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

Item Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 12 inches (5.1 x 12.7 x 30.5 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 12 inches (5.1 x 12.7 x 30.5 cm)

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  #14

Grivel Candela Ice Screw Tool

Model: Grivel   |    Mpn: GV-IT245.00   |    Ean: 8032618873273   |    PartNumber: GV-IT245.00   |   Asin: B001HYOA0Y

With a fold-out hook to pull cord through a V-Thread (Abalakov) anchor, the Grivel Candela is an important piece of gear for getting off ice climbs. It even has a retractable blade to cut sling material when your anchor is complete. It is also made of soft plastic so you can use it to clean ice out of a screw without scratching the inside.

Features

  • Material: [shaft] plastic, [spike] steel
  • Recommended Use: ice climbing
  • Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year
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Brand: Grivel   |   Manufacturer: Grivel

Item Dimensions: 1 x 3 x 11 inches (2.5 x 7.6 x 27.9 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 0.59 x 2.52 x 10.28 inches (1.5 x 6.4 x 26.1 cm)

Amazon Price: $22.46 | as of 04/24/2019(7:15pm pst)
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  #15

PETZL Laser Speed Light

Asin: B01GEOG5RM

Lightweight ice screw with integrated crank Ultra-light screw with aluminum tube is ideal for mountaineering. 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. P69A 130 P69A 170 P69A 210 Weight 91 g 100 g 110 g Length 13 cm 17 cm 21 cm Ultra-light aluminum tube for greater comfort, ideal for mountaineeringStarting in the ice facilitated by the optimized shape of the steel drill Integrated flexible crank provides an optimized lever, making it easier and faster to screw in Color-coding facilitates identifying the length of a screw Smaller hanger to facilitate screwing into sculpted ice Easier sharpening with the drill's patented sharpening reserve Specifications: Certification(s): CE, UIAA Made in: France Garantie: 3 Jahre Material(s): steel drill, anodized aluminum tube, aluminum hanger

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Brand: PETZL   |   Manufacturer: Petzl

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  #16

MSR Snow Picket, 90-cm

Model: 040818068625   |    Mpn: 40862   |    Ean: 0040818068625   |    PartNumber: 40862   |   Asin: B0076ZTAYY

The MSR Snow Picket is the most widely used and trusted piece of snow protection made. Our updated design boots durability and ease-of-placement, providing fast and reliable snow protection when it counts.

Features

  • Strong: Aircraft-grade aluminum T-beam offers maximum strength with minimum weight.
  • Durable: Reinforced hammer-end reduces deformation.
  • Efficient: Tapered drive-end penetrates easily.
  • Versatile: Multiple, beveled attachment points allow vertical and horizontal placement.
  • Visual Cue: Red highlight denotes the middle-clip in point.
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Brand: MSR   |   Manufacturer: MSR

Item Dimensions: 9.84 x 4.72 x 23.62 inches (25.0 x 12.0 x 60.0 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 0.1 x 1.4 x 35 inches (0.3 x 3.6 x 88.9 cm)

First Available: 2012-07-01

Amazon Price: $39.95 | as of 04/24/2019(7:15pm pst)
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  #17

DMM Vault One Color, Locking Gate

Model: DMM   |    Mpn: DM0431   |    Ean: 5031290212984   |    PartNumber: DM0431   |   Asin: B01N43K9I7

Unlike most pull-apart plastic hangers, DMM's metal Vault secures your ice tools throughout the climb. The wire gate keeps the Vault as light as its plastic predecessors, and the locking gate secures your valuable ice screws and axes on approaches and descents.

Features

  • Material: metal
  • Claimed Weight: [wire] 2.1 oz, [locking] 2.5 oz
  • Recommended Use: climbing
  • Manufacturer Warranty: limited
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Brand: DMM   |   Manufacturer: DMM

Item Dimensions: 2 x 5 x 5 inches (5.1 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm)   |   Package Dimensions: 0.71 x 5.08 x 8.9 inches (1.8 x 12.9 x 22.6 cm)

Amazon Price: $59.95 | as of 04/24/2019(7:15pm pst)
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  #18

Willceal Ice Cleats, Ice Grippers Traction Cleats Shoes and Boots Rubber Snow Shoe Spikes Crampons with 10 Steel Studs Cleats Prevent Outdoor Activities from Wrestling

 Ean: 0607111396345   |    PartNumber: HC-0093   |   Asin: B07H251K2S

FEATURE:
1.Versatile and easy to use - these ice grips slip easily over most types of footwear.
2.Material: TPE, no bad smell. which maintains its elasticity down to -40 degrees C.
3.10 medium carbon steel studs (Extra 10 Studs) provide enhanced traction on icy surfaces.
4.Replaceable studs to prolong product life (replaceable studs available here).
5.Suitable for men, women and kids, ice cleats fit all kinds of shoes.
6.Four sizes: S, M, L, XL, see Size Guide:
Small(Women(5-7)/Men(3-5)/EU:31-36);Medium(Women(7-10)/Men(5-8)/EU:36-41).Large(Women(10-13)/Men(8-11)/EU:40-44).XL(Women(13-16)/Men(11-14)/EU:45-47).
7.Easy on and off, only take 5 seconds.
8.Walk outside confidently on wet grass, mud and snow, Cheap and durable, convenient to do everything in snowy days with ice cleats.
9.Snow & Ice shoe spike is also great for: ice fishing, walking, sledding, hiking, stream fly fishing and hunting. Use anywhere traction is needed.

INSTRUCTIONS:
1.place edge marked FRONT over toe of shoe ,ensuring spikes face the floor .
2.Stretch Ice Grip over sole of shoe and attach edge marked BACK over the shoe heel , ensuring a good tight fit is achieved.
3.Make sure the front labet is facing out.
4.Hook the front of your Magic Spike over the toe.
5.Stretch to the back of your shoe.
6.Check the rubber that is securely over the sides of your shoe.

CAUTION:
Do not use these grips in NON-icy conditions to avoid excessive wear to the metal studs.
Do not wear indoors ,Always take care walking in icy conditions even when wearing Ice grips .

Features

  • Perfect For Winter-Ice Cleats are perfect for outdoor worker,anyone who want extra stability safety and traction. This traction cleat fit boots,casual and dress shoes Great for ice fishing, hunting, walking,running, snow shoveling, etc.
  • Good Quality-- The material of the ice grips Made of TPE and non-slip studs. The traction spikes use the special Ground-gripping steel studs offer excellent traction on ice and snow, Easy to get on and off with light weight.
  • Easy To Use-- Easy to get on and off. This traction cleat is easy on/off, Full foot slip protection with heel and forefoot cleats maintains traction throughout your natural stride while walking, lightweight fold up to fit in your pocket.
  • Four Size-- Small(Women(5-7)/Men(3-5)/EU:31-36);Medium(Women(7-10)/Men(5 -8)/EU:36-41).Large(Women(10-13)/Men(8-11)/EU:40-44).XL(Women(13-16)/Men(11-14)/EU:45-47).
  • Strong-- Ice Cleats Strong Performs Under-40 C, The traction spikes use the special Ground-gripping steel studs offer excellent traction on ice and snow. Snow Grips suitable for all kinds of sport shoes, climbing boots, double boots etc.
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Brand: Willceal   |   Manufacturer: willceal

Package Dimensions: 0.9 x 6.6 x 8.8 inches (2.3 x 16.8 x 22.4 cm)

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