10 Best Ice Axes 2022

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Grivel GZERO Axe 74 Black – ⭐ Best Overall Ice Axe

756042 by Grivel

  • Release date: 03/19/2019
  • Color: Black
  • Weight: 1.04 pounds
  • Dimensions: 30 x 9 x 2 inches
  • Warranty: 3 year manufacturer
Grivel GZERO Axe 74 Black
  • Carbon Steel Blade
  • CE Certified B Rated
  • Package Dimensions: 7.5" L x 2.7" W x 28" H
  • Country Of Origin : Italy

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

BD410151000070_1 by Black Diamond

  • Color: Anodized Light Gray
  • Weight: 1 pounds
  • Dimensions: 23.6 x 4.7 x 9.8 inches
Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe
  • Investment-cast, One-piece stainless steel head with a large hole for a carabiner
  • Pick's Curve and teeth engineered for secure self-arresting
  • Durable, aircraft-grade aluminum shaft
  • Cen-b Certified

Ito Rocky Pro Beak Ice Axe – 💲 Best Budget Ice Axe

Beak 010C by Ito Rocky

  • Color: Silver
Ito Rocky Pro Beak Ice Axe
  • Straight shafts are ideal for general mountaineering because they let you use the axe as a supportive cane on low-angle terrain and they plunge cleanly into the snow when you need to self-belay or use the axe as an anchor.
  • Pick's Curve and teeth engineered for secure self-arresting.
  • Investment-cast, One-piece carbon steel head with 2 holes for carabiner and leash
  • Ergonomic Carbon Steel Blade Head.
  • Aircraft-grade Aluminum Shaft.

CAMP Neve Ice Axe

5229065 by Camp

  • Color: One Color
  • Weight: 0.63 pounds
  • Dimensions: 6 x 14 x 10 inches
CAMP Neve Ice Axe
  • General Mountaineering
  • Forged chromoly steel pick and adze
  • Carabiner holes at head and spike
  • Symmetric steel spike plunges smoothly
  • Equipped with sliding leash

PETZL

U01B 050 by PETZL

  • Color: Blue, Silver
  • Weight: 0.71 pounds
  • Dimensions: 19.7 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches
PETZL
  • HIGH QUALITY: The GLACIER LITERIDE's high-quality steel pick is identical to technical ice axe picks. The pick is designed to make cutting steps, anchoring, and penetrating hard snow easy. The anodized aluminum handle resists rusting.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: Weighing in at only 320 grams, the GLACIER LITERIDE won't weigh you down on long treks and climbs.
  • COMPACT: The GLACIER LITERIDE is only 50 cm in length, allowing for easy transportation when attached to your pack.
  • EASY TO USE: This ice axe features a handle cut into the shaft that provides you better grip when technical ice climbing. Additionally, the upper part of the pick offers excellent grip and serves as a comfortable support surface.
  • EXTRAS: Both the head and spike of the GLACIER LITERIDE are equipped with holes for clipping a carabiner or attaching a sling.

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe with Grip

BD410157000065_1 by Black Diamond

  • Color: Anodized Light Gray
  • Weight: 1 pounds
  • Dimensions: 23.6 x 4.7 x 9.8 inches
Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe with Grip
  • Investment-cast, One-piece stainless steel head with a large hole for a carabiner
  • Pick's Curve and teeth engineered for secure self-arresting
  • Durable, aircraft-grade aluminum shaft
  • Comfortable, dual-density molded grip
  • Cen-b Certified

PETZL – 👑 Premium Pick

U14B 052 by PETZL

  • Color: Orange
  • Weight: 0.88 pounds
  • Dimensions: 27 x 11 x 2 inches
PETZL
  • HIGH PERFORMANCE: The SUMMIT EVO ice axe has a thin, toothed tip for good anchoring in hard snow and ice while the middle is thicker to anchor in soft snow. The SUMMIT EVO is the tool of choice for all types of alpine trips.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: The SUMMIT weighs between 400 and 450 grams (depending on length). It's light enough for longer treks and climbs while still weighing enough for good anchoring power.
  • HANDLE: The handle is made of anodized aluminum that resists rust. Additionally, the adze has a handle cut into it to provide better grip.
  • EASY TO USE: The upper part of the shaft is curved for good clearance when climbing while the lower part is straighter and provides efficient penetration in snow.
  • EXTRAS: Both the head and spike are equipped with holes for clipping a carabiner or attaching a sling. The SUMMIT ice axe is compatible with the LINKIN leash.

PETZL

U04A by PETZL

  • Weight: 0.51 pounds
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 7.9 x 17.7 inches
PETZL
  • HIGHLY TECHNICAL: The RIDE's steel head offers the same performance as a classic ice axe. The pick is tapered to 3 mm at the end for good penetration in ice.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT: Weighing in at only 240 grams, the RIDE won't weigh you down on long treks and climbs.
  • COMPACT: The RIDE is only 45 cm in length and has a beveled spike, allowing for easy storage inside your pack and reduced risk of injury when attached to the outside of your pack.
  • EASY TO USE: The curved shaft and machined grip make this ice axe easy to handle during climbs.
  • COMPATIBILITY: The RIDE ice axe is compatible with Petzl's PICK AND SPIKE PROTECTION protectors and the LINKIN leash.

Black Diamond Equipment

Raven Ice Axe by Black Diamond

  • Color: Unset
  • Weight: 1.01 pounds
  • Dimensions: 19.3 x 4.7 x 4.7 inches
Black Diamond Equipment
  • Black Diamond Equipment: Designing and constructing the world's best climbing, skiing & mountain gear since 1957

Black Diamond Equipment

Raven Ice Axe With Grip by Black Diamond

  • Color: Unset
  • Weight: 1.41 pounds
  • Dimensions: 19.3 x 4.7 x 4.7 inches
Black Diamond Equipment
  • Black Diamond Equipment: Designing and constructing the world's best climbing, skiing & mountain gear since 1957

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