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The MSR Snow Picket is an aluminum anchor for snow protection while mountaineering. The aircraft-grade aluminum is built for strength but won't weigh you down when moving camps. Hammer in strong and hard without worry, as the reinforced end helps prevent damage while the tapered end drives easily into the snow. The two available lengths allow you to choose the right tool for your adventure, and each features a red highlight at the middle clip-in point. At 14oz (20oz for the 90cm length), it's a simple addition for safety.
FEATURES of the MSR Snow Picket
Strong: Aircraft-grade aluminum T-beam offers maximum strength with minimum weight
Rated 4 out of
It's a picket - can't say too muchI have a couple of these and a couple OP pickets. These aren't colored so they might be a little easier to spot in the snow but really, that shouldn't be much of an issue. I believe, these are the lightest picket available. The top cap on the newer model keeps the top from turning into a mushroom of metal after it's been beaten to oblivion which is neat.
Date published: 2014-07-07
Rated 5 out of
Great Snow Picket!MSR tends to build great gear, and this snow picket is no exception. This picket seems to work well vertically or horizontally. The red coloring used to mark the middle hole is convenient. I have not had this picket for long enough to know if the addition of the plastic reinforcement at the top will make it last longer.
Date published: 2014-01-17
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic Design and UpdatesThe newly designed MSR Snow Picket makes both carrying (racking) and use simple, functional, and pain-free. I have a few in the 60cm length, which I prefer for the lower weight/smaller size, although I plan on purchasing one or two of the 90cm lengths soon. I used these pickets extensively in AK (Denali, Mt Hunter, etc), and they've held up incredibly well. Unlike other heavy and bulky snow pickets, which can seem more like big sticks of metal with a few holes than a functional and versatile alpine mountaineering tool, the design on this thing is sleek and well-thought out. Definitely a step way above all other pickets I've used in the past. Some notable features (among others) include red paint around the middle whole for simple identification and easier overall use, a strong, lightweight aluminum build, and tapered ends for ease of use when driving these into snow. It's not easy making a superior, well-loved snow picket, but MSR has done it with this awesome design!
Date published: 2014-03-26
Rated 5 out of
nice picketsWhen compared to some other pickets I have floating around down these are much better. They are lighter, rack better, and are higher quality. The red center to make the middle hole is a nice addition. The 60cm are about the perfect length.