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Petzl Ride Ice Axe

$99.95

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Ride Ice Axe

It's always a good idea to have Petzl's Ride Ice Axe in your ski pack when the route gets icy and steep. This ultralight, compact ice axe is an essential tool when crossing glaciers or climbing steep, icy peaks. Its steel head tapers down to a mere 3mm for easy penetration, and the shaft offers a slight curve and grip for easy handling. Petzl designed this axe with a short 45cm length and beveled head so you can pack it inside backpacks to further reduce risk of injury.

  • Compact, ultralight ice axe for ski mountaineering and glacial travel
  • Steel head tapers down to 3mm for easy ice penetration
  • Curved shaft and machined grip for good handling
  • Beveled spike and short length for easy packing
  • Item #PTZ005O

Material
[head] steel, [handle] aluminum
Length
45 cm
Claimed Weight
8.46 oz
Recommended Use
ski mountaineering, ski touring
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years

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>Rating: 5

The Just In Case Ice Tool

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Height
6` 3"

Great Light weight tool if you're not sure what you'll get into while doing some ski-mo. Brought it on a day trip I though might require booting up and it really came in handy. I pair this with a detachable whippit and it works well for most moderate adventures in the back country where more serious ice tools would be overkill.

>Rating: 5

Perfect lightweight tool

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

This is a great auxiliary tool or snowboard mountaineering tool. Lightweight, short enough not to get in the way when you ride but long enough for steep hill posting.

>Rating: 5

Awesome Tool

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I usually use this for a second tool with the Summit 2, but it's great when you're not sure if you even need and axe. It doesn't have the penetrating power of the Summit 2 (I have the 59cm) and plunging in firmer conditions doesn't work as well as the Summit 2's true spike, but it's so light that if I'm wondering if I'll need a tool, I just take it. Put the Trigrest on it.

>Rating: 5

So Light!

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

I got this axe to replace a heavier BD version that I had, and am beyond stoked about the durability and weight. I had a goal to lighten my overall setup this year, and for technical lines this was a perfect addition to the kit.

>Rating: 5

RIDE product video

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

RIDE product video

>Rating: 5

Like its not there

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

At under 9 oz this thing is so light that you have no excuse to leave it behind. the size is a bit short for general mouintaineering but perfect for steep boot packs and ski mountaineering.

>Rating: 5

Lightweight Functionality

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

The name of this axe is what it's all about: riding. This guy is small enough and light enough that you might as well take it on your ski tours; you're never going to notice it's there. The slight bend in the shaft makes this a tool that is equally pack able and versatile. Easy to fit in the pack but if you have it on the outside its small footprint won't get hung up on anything. Then you have it when it's time to booting up couliors, get over head walls, or inspire confidence on a sketchy traverse. Easy to pack, easy to hold, easy to use. Why not bring it? Give me a shout to see what other gear I take on my tours.

>Rating: 5

Between you and the light.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

This tool is insanely light. 8.5 ounces = 0.5 lbs. Not even noticeable on your pack. Until you need it. I even started to carry two of these styles of axes for more aggressive touring lines - they work great for ascending steep snow coulies or even at times - water ice. This is the tool that will self arrest you in the event of a fall. Some people prefer a whippet - it's sixes in my eyes, and this thing has the versatility.

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