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The X-Alp is built with the same lightweight design as the X-Dry, but features a less radical curve in the shaft to make it more versatile on lower-angled technical terrain. The X-Alp comes with a durable single-density handgrip that will hold up to whacking crampons in sticky snow. The smaller pinky ledge and long steel spike make plunging easier and the contoured adze offers a comfortable grip when using the tool for support.
For: Alpinism, Ice Climbing
Interchangeable grips, picks, and heads
Superb balance for a natural swing
7075-T6 aluminium shaft
Single-density handgrip for optimal plunging and durability
Whether it's for Scottish mixed, Continental ice or drytooling, a pair of technical axes are your key weapons. In this comparison review seven models go head to head.
Climbing Technology Winter Range 2017/18
Climbing Technology have some great new products along the usual classics in their range for winter 2017 / 2018. Highlights include a new technical axe and crampon, improvements to the popular Ice Traction Crampons and a great looking new...
1 Nov, 2017
DMM Raptor Ice Axe
A classic mountaineering axe, the DMM Raptor has been around since 1999. In this review the current model goes head-to-head against its original ancestor. How has it changed over the last 18 years?
19 Jan, 2017
The Grivel Tech Machine
The Grivel Tech Machine is a strong and technical axe for alpine, hard Scottish mixed or steep ice climbing. Lightweight and functional, it features the Grivel T-rated ice blade which is tapered down to 3mm at the final point to ensure an excellent ice penetration, even in...
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