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CAMP USA - Cassin X-Dream Ice Tool

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    Turns mixed climbing dreams into realities.

    With its patented handle design that allows you to fine tune the swing angle, the Cassin X-Dream Ice Tool can be adjusted to excel on either mixed terrain or pure ice formations, eliminating the need to own multiple sets of tools. The included Mixed Pick features an aggressive curve that is ideal for technical dry tooling, and the generous pommels make matching sequences a breeze.

    • Ultralight aluminum shaft construction lends the durability and performance required by hard mixed routes
    • Patented handle design allows you to adjust the angle of handle in relation to the pick by simply adjusting the Allen bolt above the handle—this allows you to fine tune the tool for performance on rock or ice
    • Includes X-Dream Mixed Pick for performance on rock or ice
    • Refined beak and tooth configuration excels on thin ice and technical mixed terrain
    • Compatible with the the X-dream Competition Pick and X-Dream Ice pick (sold separately)
    • Adjustable trigger finger ledge allows you to easily match on the tool
    • Item #CSN0021

    Tech Specs

    Shaft Material
    aluminum
    Shaft Rating
    T
    Pick Included
    X-Dream Mixed Pick
    Pick Material
    steel
    Pick Rating
    B
    Leash Included
    no
    Claimed Weight
    [single] 1 lb 4.8 oz
    Recommended Use
    mixed climbing, ice climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    Aggressive, Mixed Climbs

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is not a beginner Axe, nor it this good for pure Water-Ice climbing. This head-angle shape is best for overhanging, gymnast like climbs. The pick-angle can be adjusted, but not enough to use on a water-flow, they also make a new Adze add-on for alpine GNAR routes. For mixed climbing, this is the best stuff out there. Camp/Cassin has been in the alpinist business longer than any company i know. They stand by their gear and are rugged users themselves.

    Aggressive, Mixed Climbs

    My Favorite

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've used a range of tools from Grivel, Petzl, CAMP USA and Black Diamond. After using all those tools my favorite tools are my CAMP USA X-Dreams.



    If you've got questions about these tools or want to chat about ice climbing set ups, feel free to reach out. I'd be happy to help out.

    The major things I love about these tools are the angle of the handles as they're better for reducing fatigue and the pick angles are a bit better (in my opinion) for driving into the ice and cleaning after a solid stick.



    The other thing I really love is the three options for where to put my hands as I move horizontally or vertically.



    If you've got questions about these or want to chat about other tools/ice climbing gear, feel free to reach out!



    PC: Ben Rabinowitz

    My Favorite

    Excels on mixed routes

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I'm a beginner ice climber, I decided to go with the Cassin X-dream Ice tool because I'd like to get into mixed climbing and these seemed like a nice option. So far they're awesome, I've only used them on pure ice routes but my boyfriend has tried them on some mixed climbs, here's what he had to say: They excel on mixed and dry tooling routes. Edging on them is insane, super down-turned and catch really well on pure rock if you keep them sharpened.



    As for myself, I like that the handle is large and supported enough to allow for solid rests as well as preventing me from overgripping. I'm really excited to grow into these, as a beginner I probably could have gone with something simpler, these are perfect for anyone who likes to cruise mixed routes!

    Excellent ice tool when customized

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I had a chance to test these in Adirondack Mountainfest. I was very impressed. The routes we climbed were of vide variety from steep and fat, to thin and no ice (some Dack style dry-tooling on mossy rock). The X-Dream Ice picks were modified with custom weights, so my experience may not be what a user with an of the shelf tool may get. I love my Nomics, but these performed at least as well. The swing was natural, the stick was great and not hard to remove (when there was ice). The picks are super tough, probably tougher than the Petzl Ice pick on my Nomics. The hand grip was super comfy and confidence inspiring on steep terrain. There are a few potential issues. First, as I mentioned I tested tools customized with pick weights. I expect that without the weights the tool would not swing well on ice. Second, the grip handle size cannot be adjusted. It was fine with me (my glove size is right between M and L) but beware if you have large hands. I was told that the X-dream Competition Pick and X-Dream Ice pick have quite different angles, something to be aware. Overall, this is an excellent tool that I highly recommend, especially if you are not happy with Nomic. Camp athlete Ian Osteyee has put a lot of hard work behind developing Cassin tools and the results are compelling.

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    What is the Pick Angle for Ice Versus the Dry Setting?