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Ice climbing axe

The NOMIC ice axe sets the standard for ice climbing. Perfectly balanced and equipped with weights, it provides an exceptional swing. Its PUR’ICE pick allows efficient placement in a variety of types of ice. The shape and double handle offer multiple grip modes, as well as stable hand switching. The grip is comfortable, with an ergonomic handle and adjustable GRIPREST handrest. Featuring a minimalist hammer, the head is protected and allows the user to hammer a piton back in. Entirely modular, the ice axe can be optimized according to the terrain.

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  • Efficient placement on a variety of types of ice:
    - Perfect shape and balance of the ice axe provide an exceptional swing
    - The curve under the head makes hooking easier
    - PUR’ICE pick is tapered at the tip (3 mm), offering excellent penetration in different types of ice, including hard ice; the pick is toothed on the upper side to offer stable support when turned upside-down
    - Inertia and striking quality are optimized with MASSELOTTES weights
  • Comfortable grip, designed for technical ice climbing:
    - Double handle (high and low) offers multiple grip modes and stable hand switching
    - Lower handle is angled to protect the hand from contact with the ice and to provide more comfort when suspended
    - Upper handle is overmolded and bi-material, offering excellent grip and insulation from the cold
    - Hydroformed shaft provides optimal grip in the middle of the shaft
  • The ALPEN ADAPT system makes it completely modular:
    - Entirely modular head allows the technical aspects of the ice axe to be adjusted
    - Interchangeable with ICE, PUR'ICE, DRY, and PUR'DRY picks to adapt to different terrain objectives (snow, ice, or mixed)
    - Adze and hammer are interchangeable
    - Sold with MINI MARTEAU, to protect the head and allow the user to hammer a piton back in
    - Without accessories, the ice axe is lighter for dry tooling (only 500 g)
    - GRIPREST NOMIC handrest is overmolded and adjustable to three positions to adapt to different hand sizes, even while wearing gloves; the lower part has a toothed stainless steel point that improves support when used in piolet-canne mode
    - Connection hole is compatible with V-LINK elasticated loss-prevention webbing


  • Pick type: 1
  • Shaft type: 2
  • Material(s): Aluminum, steel, glass fiber reinforced plastic
  • Certification(s): CE, UKCA, UIAA


References U021AA00
Weight 585 g
Guarantee 3 years
Inner Pack Count 1
Price $309.95

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SKU: U021AA00


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