Solid axe + good middle-ground for mountaineering

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Mar from San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, October 25, 2016
I have not yet used this on a mountaineering trip (so I will definitely be updating this review when I have), but it definitely appears to be a solid/ reliable axe. I expect that the slight angle of the axe handle will make it useful on more technical climbing routes (with mixed terrain/ steep verticals/ ice patches) and I like that the pick is steel but the axe is still quite lightweight... Overall, I assume it will be a great mountaineering tool on mountains such as Shasta and Hood. I'm a fan of the leash design and how it is attached to the axe as well. One more bonus feature: design and colors are really nice!
This is common sense, but I would NOT recommend vertical ice climbing or very technical alpinist routes with this axe. It's simply not designed for those types of climbing routes.
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