Radically curved to maximise clearance, it is the perfect partner for the most outrageous mixed, ice, and dry tooling routes around.
The Switch is instantly recognisable as a top end ice axe. An aggressively curved shaft gives optimal clearance for steep terrain. Both the shaft and pick are T rated, which along with the full strength handle and double riveted construction, means the Switch can stand up to the harshest treatment.
The handle is CNC'd from a solid block of aluminium to maximise ergonomics and make the Switch highly stable when hooking through thin terrain. Full strength upper and lower rests allow you to make use of the full range of modern mixed climbing techniques.
|Product Name||Product Code||Colour||Length||Weight||Certification||Price|
Switch Axe - A0391
|A0391||Red||50cm Axe||684g||EN13089:2011 Type 2||
Switch Hammer - A0392
|A0392||Red||50cm Hammer||676g||EN13089:2011 Type 2||
The Switch's handle is machined from a single block of aluminium. This creates a highly ergonomic and strong shape that maximises stability, and gives full strength upper and lower rests.
Dual handrests allow techniques such as matching, maximising the performance of these tools when leashless climbing on steep terrain.
Picks feature removable weights that adjust the balance of the swing. Adding weights helps the pick cleanly strike hard ice, while removing them reduces weight for mixed climbing and dry tooling.
The curved shaft of the axe creates clearance for reaching over bulges on ice and rock, allowing you to climb on steep ground more easily. It also reduces the angle of the handle when the axe is hooked on a feature, making climbing on steep terrain less tiring and more secure.
The clip in points on the base of the axe handle allow the axe to be used as an anchor. Inboard eyelets can be threaded with cord for attaching Freedom Leashes.
Grip Tape lets you insulates the axe shaft, protecting you from hot aches and allowing more of the axe to be used as a hold.
DMM axes are T rated, making them tough enough for modern mixed climbing techniques.
Steel picks are strong and highly durable. They are laser cut, and then CNC machined for high performance on ice, frozen turf and rock.
The Switch and Apex are available with a full size adze for easier ice clearing and ledge chopping in mountainous terrain.
The Switch and Apex are available with picks that maximise either performance on either ice or mixed terrain