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CAMP USA Neve Ice Axe

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    Short and simple, but life-saving.

    Traversing steep faces in ski boots becomes a little less terrifying with the CAMP USA Neve Axe in your hand. For mountaineers and ski mountaineers alike, being able to competently self-arrest can mean the difference between a good trip and not coming home, and the Neve’s steel pick grabs the snow forcefully when you lose your footing. The steel bottom spike penetrates hard-packed snow, and when you need an emergency anchor, just clip to the carabiner holes at top or bottom. The included leash ensures you don’t let the Neve slip out of your fingers.

    • Chromoly steel pick and adze
    • Curved adze
    • Carabiner holes at head and spoke
    • Steel spike
    • Come with sliding leash
    • Item #CMP001G

    Tech Specs

    Shaft Rating
    B
    Pick Included
    yes
    Pick Material
    forged chromoly steel
    Pick Rating
    B
    Leash Included
    yes, sliding
    Claimed Weight
    15 oz
    Recommended Use
    mountaineering
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

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    Beginner Mountaineer

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    As a beginner mountaineer like myself, I wasn't sure what to look for in an ice axe so I got what seemed practical and basic. So far, it has been great for hiking up and down steep ridge lines. I removed the leash that came with it as well as the rubber stopper on it because it was annoying and not long enough. I slipped my own sling on it and have been much happier. It feels sturdy and perhaps a little heavier than what an experienced mountaineer would want but for me it has been great so far.

    Beginner Mountaineer

    Great budget axe.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The axe is durable (only aesthetic wear so far). It feels solid in the hand and has decent weight distribution. I was not a fan of the leash and cut it off. If you have smaller hands you might find this axe uncomfortable to hold because it's shaft does not taper near the head like the Black Diamond raven axe. Overall it is a good tool.

    Two flaws

      Great ice axe, but...
      1. The leash it comes with is meh. It's cumbersome, and the way it sits makes it naturally want to twist from proper orientation if not held in the dominant hand. Also, often when building an anchor, i find myself having to unleash due to the restricted motion, which is less than preferable. This is, of course, solvable by girthing on your own runner, so not a hug complaint.
      2. My bigger complaint is that the head on the pick side is serrated in an area where you would typically do a boot belay. This is an issue in my opinion, and i guess I don't really understand the philosophy behind this.
      Other wise fantastic ice axe.

      Good affordable axe

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This axe served me well on my adventures on several Ecuadorian volcanoes. The price can't be beat, and the leash was useful although I would recommend fixing a leash to your harness rather than hand.

      Pros: Lightweight, sturdy
      Cons: Irregular shaped holes for carabiners, strange film coating on steel spike/pick

      how do you determine the length needed

      Hi Jerry!

      Great Question!

      So for traditional mountaineering you will hold the axe by the head and the spike of the axe should just barely be touching the ground.

      If you are doing Ski-Mountaineering or more modern Alpine-style climbing you will want the shortest axe you can get, something like 50-55cm.

      Need more info/beta? Want help getting geared up for your next adventure? Feel free to reach out to me directly @ nreed@backcountry.com