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Ice Screws

Thinking of buying some new ice screws? In this comparison review we have ice screws from the best in the business. From classic designs that have been around for a while through to new and ground breaking screws that will shave weight off your rack and bite in to the ice better than ever before. But which ones are the best? ...

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Black Diamond Turbo Express Ice Screw

Now-a-days we are bombarded with top of the line gear from different manufacturers, each claiming that theirs is the new 'must have' item. When it comes to ice screws it can be hard to pick one over the others. At the end of the day I don't think you should be too fussy about saving £5 here or there, just go and get what works best for you. Would I buy this ice screw again? Definitely!

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Sneak Preview: Black Diamond Reactor Axe & Ultralight Ice Screw

In early February UKC joined the Black Diamond product team and pro athletes in Pitztal, Austria, for a preview of the new Reactor ice tool and Ultralight Ice Screw. Here are our first impressions.

Wild Country Wintergear

Heading up to Scotland to catch the conditions? Wild Country's got a great selection of gear that's perfect for Scottish winter or catching some icefalls in the Alps...

SALEWA Triple ISPO Triumph

At this year's ISPO international outdoor trade show the jury honoured no less than three SALEWA products with the coveted ISPO Award. The winning products are especially innovative – the "Quickscrew" ice screw  in the "Climbing Equipment"category,...

DMM Terrier

Decent protection can be hard to find on winter climbs, even on pure ice routes you often need to fish around for alternative runner...

MSR® Snow Tools - Legendary Safety Performance When it Matte

The re-designed MSR Snow Picket and new MSR Snow Fluke have arrived in 2013 thanks to a focus...

Grivel Speedy Ice Screw - Long

Grivel Speedy Long incorporates a 20cm Helix ice screw and 20cm sling and biner quickdraw attachment.

C.A.M.P. Radion Ice Screw

The Radion is our most advanced ice screw. A unique hanger rotates independently on the shaft, ensuring the force of a fall is...

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