Lightweight and technical modular mountaineering tool.

A very lightweight technical mountaineering tool with modular pick system, for use in a wide variety of alpine terrain. The shaft geometry is straight enough to be efficient on less steep ground and for plunging in snow yet curved enough to have a precise swing and provide clearance over ice bulges


  • Refined pick geometry optimised for ice climbing.
  • Sliding Hand Rest compatible with Vertex, Spire and Spire Tech.
  • High strength steel alloy pick, spike, adze/hammer for excellent durability.
  • Minimalist hot forged head, for strength and durability. Designed to comfortably fit the hand.
  • Raised spline on pick allows the tool to be used with, or without, an adze or hammer.
  • DMM’s tried and tested highly functional compact adze, perfectly formed for cutting out belays and preparing ice screw placements.
  • New compact hammer ideal for driving in pitons and adding weight to the swing of the axe.
  • Equal weights on both the adze and hammer, give a balanced swing when using two tools.
  • Strong and light anodised aluminium shaft, for reliable support.

Sliding rest

High strength steel alloy spike

Minimalist hot forged head

Tech Specs

Product Name Product Code Colour Length Weight Certification
Vertex Adze 50cm A0473A Red 50cm 430 g EN13089:2011+A1:2015 Type 2
Vertex Adze 55cm A0471A Red 55cm 445 g EN13089:2011+A1:2015 Type 2
Vertex Hammer 50cm A0474A Red 50cm 430 g EN13089:2011+A1:2015 Type 2
Vertex Hammer 55cm A0472A Red 55cm 445 g EN13089:2011+A1:2015 Type 2