The screw was one of the last of the simple machines to be invented. A screwdriver is made with orange juice and vodka and is on the list of things I am not allowed to drink anymore because it can be deceptively strong. An ice screw is not a screw made out of ice, nor is it a chilled alcoholic beverage, it is a screw designed for ice climbing. But you probably already knew that because ice screws are something that experienced mountaineers and climbers come to know about, almost through some kind of outdoorsy osmosis, outdosmosis even.
Ice screws all serve the same purpose, providing belaying anchor points, but there are variations in style and design that make each screw manufacturer unique. Most are tubular and offer some sort of ratcheting system that makes driving them into a glacier or ice wall easier. Personal preference and experience will help you decide which is right for you. Fortunately, we offer some of the best and most reliable ice screws on the market.