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The Alpina Axe by Camp USA is for rugged terrain. Forged steel head is fixed securely to a single-curve aluminum alloy shaft designed to offer a maximum range of comfortable and secure positions for posting and anchoring. Equipped with technical Alpax leash.
FEATURES of the Camp USA Alpina Axe
Rugged T-rated pick and shaft
Forged chromoly steel head
Ergonomic head design for a comfortable grip
Asymmetric steel spike plunges smoothly
Equipped with the technical Alpina leash
Carabiner holes at the head and spike for easy clipping
All climbing equipment is final sale. Sorry to be so mean about it.
Rated 3 out of
Solid axeThis is a nice mountaineering axe with a terrible leash. The leash just doesn't work very well, it always twists up and it doesn't fold over the top of the axe in a nice way. Passing the axe from your hands side to side doesn't feel very solid either. ,,,,I've used it in some "test" self arrests and it dug in nicely and it's easy to grip. ,,There really isn't enough weight in it to chop steps very easily, but people hardly do that anymore anyway. ,,,,I've used it for Mt. Washington, some winter 14'ers, and will probably take it to Bolivia with me.
Date published: 2010-12-02
Rated 4 out of
Good strong light general ice axeFor a T rated axe this is light, well balanced and does the job well. Got 65cm for walking and general moutaineering and used for belaying on easy to mod snow slopes performed well and seems to be built strong enough to take a battering.