About C.A.M.P. USA C.A.M.P. Alpina Ice Axe
Closeouts. For intensive use in rugged alpine terrain, C.A.M.P.'s Alpina ice axe delivers superior strength and durability. The refined, serrated pick is made of forged chromoly steel for reliable purchase, and the curved adze makes quick work of cutting out platforms.
Specs about C.A.M.P. USA C.A.M.P. Alpina Ice Axe
- Material: Aluminum, Chromoly steel
- Weight: 1 lb. 0.6 oz.
- Made in Italy
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- Climbing activities are inherently dangerous; we recommend getting proper instruction on its correct and safe use -- for any refund, climbing gear must be returned in its original packaging/coil, and have original hangtags and plastic wrapper
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
Poor finishReviewed by CopAtl from Atlanta on Thursday, July 19, 2018I used this on a 4 day technical glacier ascent. Every part of the axe that was plunged or swung into the snow/ice the black coating broke off. Like cracking paint off an old car. I have several other older tools that barely show wear on the coating. This one uses some cheap coating. As a result the steel already started rusting. The stick on hand grip instantly became wet and started ripping off as well. I contacted CAMP for replacemen and they are sending one out but will see if it's any better.
Really great axeReviewed by Tim from Seattle on Monday, March 12, 2018I’ve done several multi-day climbs with this axe now and it’s truely fantastic. I’ve even done some borderline AI-2 with it. This is a fantastic option over a straight shaft. The more technical curve allows some growth into the the sport of alpinism before needing to buy actual ice tools. It’s handled amazingly and has even done some very light dry tooling work on a route in the North Cascades after the snow in the region had begun melting off. I couldn’t recommend it more and I’m glad a got this axe instead of the generic BD Raven when I started getting serious about glacier climbing 2 seasons ago. Self arrest is so much nicer on this when you aren’t grinding your fingers into the snow and ice as you would with a straight shaft.
Great mountaineering ice axeVerified Buyer Reviewed by Shane from Utah on Thursday, March 30, 2017The CAMP Alpina ice axe is a great general mountaineering axe used for glacier travel.
Good qualityVerified Buyer Reviewed by Justin from Tennessee on Wednesday, November 16, 2016Haven't used it yet, but the quality appears good.
Solid axe + good middle-ground for mountaineeringVerified Buyer Reviewed by Mar from San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, October 25, 2016I 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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