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You tackle classic alpine routes, multi-pitch ice, and even swing away at modern mixed routes from time to time. Instead of feeling like you need a whole quiver of specialized axes, arm yourself with the Cassin X-All Mountain Ice Tool. Designed to perform on all angles of rock and ice, the X-All Mountain features an aggressive shaft curve, double-pommel grip, and an optimized pick angle. Plus, interchangeable head components and grips allow you to quickly adapt the tool to every angle and terrain.

  • Aluminum shaft and hot-forged steel pick provide the required durability for tough alpine environments
  • All-Mountain Pick utilizes an optimized pick angle and tooth configuration for performance on all angles of ice and rock
  • Interchangeable head components make switching the pick, hammer, or adze quick and affordable (tool comes standard with hammer and all-mountain pick, other components sold separately)
  • Interchangeable grips for leashed, leashless, and alpine applications bolt on with a single screw (tool comes standard with double pommel grip, other grips sold separately)
  • Spike is large enough to grip low-angle glacier ice and has a hole for attaching lanyards

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Great Tools

    What's not to like about these? The aggressive curve makes it super easy to clear bulges and the feel in hand is great. All the climbing I did with these was low grade (WI3 minus) and no mixed, but the swing was very natural and they stuck really nicely without much effort. My only dislike is they aren't as well balanced for alpine climbing those days you find yourself plunging tools in snow often (and as a ski mountaineer that's what I do most of the time).


    Great tool!

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I have not used it for mixed climbing but, I love it on ice! Once you get used to this swing (which feels pretty natural) it is easy for one swing sticks. Super nice when you are getting pumped. They also don't knock much ice out either, so your belayer isn't dodging dinner plates coming at them. I would recommend them to anyone.


    Great Tool

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    These are my favorite tools right now. I have climbed on Grivel, BD, and Petzl. I notice complaints about these tools sticking too well. If you file the coating off the tip they are easier to remove. When I've tried climbing with one Cassin x-all mountain and similar tool (one each) I find myself swinging 4x less with the Cassin. This tool has an easy to learn sweet spot swing with a great pick angle.

    Yes, they stick well with little effort. That's a good thing in my book. Awesome ice tool.

    The latest version is anodized.



    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I used these a few times in Utah and on my Ouray trip, and I did not like them. the geometry of the shaft and pick are ok, it swings nicely, but they get stuck so easy. they are such a pain to get out of the ice that it made me hate climbing on them because every time I tried to rip them out of the ice I almost fell. they are too curved to plunge very well so don't get your hopes up if you are planning on using this in the snow and for alpine.

    Matt. I think you may want to give these another try. I've climbed on a number of different models of tools and these are my current favorite. Yes they stick well, this is good. Just swing a bit softer and enjoy the added endurance you get. The geometry does take a little getting used to, but they are shaped pretty much the same as most of the curved tools that are out now. It makes it more of a shoulder swing and less of a wrist swing, which can cause people problems until they get used to it. Once you do, these are some sweet tools.


    I guess I was a bit harsh in my review, ice tools are hard, just like shoes it's a very personal thing. Different tools are going to feel better or worse for different people. I much prefer the nomic to anything I have tried. From the first swing I felt connected and solid with that tool. I think there is a tool out there for everyone. This just isn't the one for me.

    Cassin X All Mountain

    Cassin X All Mountain

    At the base of Stairway to Heaven WI3-4 in Provo Canyon, UT.



      You can forget the other big names in ice tools. I've used Petzl Ergos for the previous 2 years and Cassin X All Mountain beat the Ergos hands down. The Picks are the main feature. Cassin designed them VERY well. Buy these and be happy all winter.


      au naturel

      • Gender:Male
      • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

      These tools are fantastic. I've found they excel at thin ice and because of the pick profile they stick! sometimes too well.

      The swing feel is very natural.

      These work on everything from dry-tool only routes to pure ice and always inspire confidence.