About Omega Pacific Mountain Axe - Piolet
Closeouts. The Omega Pacific mountain axe features a laser-cut, Tig-welded NiCrMo head and spike with an aircraft-grade 6061 T6 aluminum alloy shaft for maximum reliability.
Specs about Omega Pacific Mountain Axe - Piolet
- Material: Laser cut NiCrMo head and spike with 6061 T-6 aircraft aluminum shaft
- Weight: 1 lb. 5 oz.
- Made in United States of America
- Visit our Climbing Gear Guide
- 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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Verified Buyer Reviewed by Zachary Gillum from California on Thursday, May 25, 2017Worked great on mount Whitney hike!
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Rodney Babcock from California on Wednesday, June 22, 2016The overall quality is very good. The unit is light, but strong. The value is excellent.
I am very please with my purchase. Great job Sierra Trading Post!
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Old Goat from Alabama on Tuesday, April 19, 2016Great price, good quality, light and will last a few seasons. A little concerned about the narrow head. The area between the adze and the pick. Narrow and may make a little uncomfortable and a long glacier route, a good pair of gloves may help some
Verified Buyer Reviewed by CP Colorado from Colorado on Wednesday, November 18, 2015The top of the head is very thin. A hour or so of planting the spike in hard snow or ice will leave you with a terribly sore, if not bruised, palm.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Nazgha from New york on Wednesday, November 4, 2015I have this ice axe since 2013 year, and it had seen a lot of mountain expeditions. the pick is long compared to other brands and models, adze is bigger thus making step holds and working on snow is easier, the only drawback is that after some time I felt little very little movement between shaft and pick, it is not a big deal, the ice axe works fine. If you use discount coupon it will the price of this ice axe will be just fantastic.
Question & Answer
Questions about this product? Get answers from community and staff experts.
The real trick in figuring out which length axe you need for mountaineering is to stand up straight and hold the axe by its head. If the spike falls below your ankle, then the axe is too long for you. Ideally, the spike should be somewhere between the bottom half of your calf and the top of your ankle.
I'm 6'. On a glacier climb, i.e. Mt. Rainier, I use a 60cm. My best advice is to try a 50cm first. If to short, move up in length by only 5cm.