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- Q & A
Detuning a Sticky Pick
Camp USA athlete and all around bad ass Ian Osteyee shares how to detune a sticky pick for novice climbers and climbers that are experiencing issues removing the pick from ice.
This pick is hands down the best pick I've ever used ice climbing. The ice tools themselves are great, but what really sets them apart is the pick. Other tools I use shatter brittle ice much more. These tend to stick cleaner and with less dinner-plating. They also hook really well too.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The Cassin All-Mountain Pick paired with a Cassin All-Mountain axe is great. I had a solid season last winter on one set of picks. I was surprised at their durability as they are a B-rated pick. I climbed everything from WI5 to M6+. They were just as adept on rock as on ice. On cold hard ice there is nothing that can beat them! Also they were great on thin sheets of ice where delicate one time placements were necessary. They are a dream on all kinds of ice. The only downside is that you have to be careful not to bash rock too much as they dull fairly easy. Overall though a great reliable pick with a great value!