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DMM Apex Ice Tool


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  • Axe, 50cm
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Reach the apex.

No matter what you're climbing, if an ice axe is on your gear list, then you'd better bring a damn good one. A lot of ski mountaineers take more traditional tools while ice and mixed climbers rely on the modern axe's curved design. Both options are generally more awkward to use outside their own specific sport, with an exception to DMM's Apex Ice Tool. Whether you're climbing ice in Ouray, making mixed magic in Maple, or ascending Utah's Pfeifferhorn, the Apex Ice Tool's precise balance and light weight assure a natural performance. Radically curved, the Apex certainly falls under the modern category, except less weight and the dual handrests certainly help you reach the summit no matter how you're climbing.

  • Balanced ice tool for steep ice, mountain routes, and mixed climbs
  • Radically curved angle assures a natural swing over bulges
  • One-piece, T-rated picks designed for ice and mixed
  • Hot-forged handle with grip tape for customization
  • Dual handrests for leashless climbing
  • Item #DMM001W

Claimed Weight
1lb 8.2oz
Recommended Use
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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 4

All Rounder

I've put it through the wringer
True to size

Despite being one of the heaviest tools in the market, In my opinion this is the most well balanced tool made. You can really control the weight very efficiently. Picks are cheaper than other tools which is a plus and they are a lot more durable. My only complaint with these tools is that on less steep routs and strange bulges you need to watch how you swing because the handle is less protected than more aggressive tools and you can really beat up you knuckles. If you want a hardy durable tool that can be used in any condition, this is a very good tool.


DMM Apex Ice Axe

Despite its aggressive appearance, the Apex is comfortable across a wide variety of terrain. The shaft curve has been precisely designed to give clearance and stability on steep ground while remaining effective when plunging, daggering and moving on easier angled snow slopes. The Apex is fully T rated, and the head and handle are double riveted onto the lightweight aluminium shaft. This robust construction lets the Apex handle the burly nature of winter climbing The hot forged handle also strikes a balance between performance and versatility. A straight design with a spike on the base makes plunging the Apex into snow and ice easy when moving on less steep terrain. The upper and lower hand rests allow hand matching, crucial to the Apex’s performance on steeper ground.