/ Ice Screws
I was looking at getting a set of ice screws and was wondering what lengths to get and how many of each?
I plan on using them in the UK if conditions are good and in the alps in summer. Will be low grades as I've never winter climbed before and only done a few glacier walks in the alps.
I'd get 2, 3 at the most for now.
Get 2 smaller size screws, as many easy routes won't have much ice on them.
And get 1 large screw, will come in handy for abalakov threads
Ridges won't have much ice on them, easy gullies up to grade II won't have much ice other than a short step or 2 which you can protect with 1 screw. Would be nice to have 3, so you have 1 for the pitch and 2 for a belay, but you can manage with 1 or 2 on easy routes.
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