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Ice axes

Ice axes have evolved a great deal over the years. As technology has advanced, so have ice axes: they have become more specialized, lighter, more durable and with better performance characteristics. As a result, climbers are able to explore new techniques and push mountaineering and ice climbing in new, groundbreaking directions.

Petzl has always been at the forefront of these technical innovations. It was the first company to design a tool specifically for leashless ice and mixed climbing. The NOMIC builds on these innovations: the comfortable ergonomic handle, multiple grip configuration and pick weights make it the perfect tool for both sketchy dry-tooling and climbing steep ice columns.

With Petzl’s extensive line of ice axes, climbers are sure to find the right tool for their vertical endeavors. They have been designed with the optimum combination of strength, weight and features for the activity. The following pages feature ice tools for anything from causal glacier hikes, fast-and-light expeditions or allaround ice adventures.