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CAMP USA Neve Ice Axe

$79.95

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  • One Color, 57cm
    $79.95
  • One Color, 65cm
    $79.95
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    $79.95

Neve Ice Axe

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

Material
forged chromoly steel
Length
50cm, 57cm, 65cm, 73cm, 80cm
Rating
B-Rated
Leash Included
sliding
Claimed Weight
15oz
Recommended Use
mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
lifetime

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>Rating: 4

Good not Great

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

With the exception of the leash, this ice axe really is a good option for anyone getting into mountaineering. The leash was a bit more of a nuisance because of how short it is. Throwing your own sling on it seems to be a better option. There are also some much lighter options out there. Otherwise it feels great in hand and gets the job done.

>Rating: 4

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.

>Rating: 4

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.

>Rating: 4

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

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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