Gear Every Alpine Climber Needs
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1. CAMP X-All Mountain
The X-All Mountain is a technical ice tool with balance and geometry optimized for vertical ice, and the rest of the features allow the tool to adapt to the varied terrain typical of advanced alpinism. The multi-part head can be configured with a hammer or adze. The handle is now 3 parts that can be assembled in a precise way to suit the terrain.
2. CAMP Rocket $59.95
The Rocket is a top-level workhorse for alpinists and ice climbers who rely on their ice screws in big mountain terrain. The chromoly steel construction is lightweight, strong and durable. The front teeth have been engineered for the fastest placements even in the coldest, most compact ice. Reverse-angle threads ensure smooth driving and maximum holding power. Compact chromoly hanger aligns with the screw to pull in an optimal direction and racks well on both sides of the harness.
3. CAMP Alpine Flash
The Alpine Flash is a purpose-built design for technical alpinism and ice climbing at the highest level. By incorporating innovative Load Webbing construction, we achieve a remarkable combination of comfort, lightweight and hydrophobia, and exceptional packability. Features for ice climbing and alpinism include 5 gear loops, 4 integrated slots for Hub racking carabiners and adjustable leg loops with auto-locking steel buckles. Available in 5 sizes from XS – XL.
4. CAMP Storm $99.95
The Storm is a cutting-edge helmet that provides exceptional protection and is comfortable enough to wear all day in any conditions and for any kind of climbing. 22 streamlined vents keep the head cool on multi-pitch climbs and when conditions warm up on mountaineering routes. Two sizes have been optimized for a very broad fit range, and the harness and dial system cradle the head low to keep the helmet in position even with dynamic movements.
5. Hyperlite Prism $397
The Prism beckons ice climbers, mountaineers, alpinists, and backcountry skiers to think big and go deep. Designed to meet at the intersection of speed, weight, security, and comfort, this top-loading pack features an extendable drawstring closure and an adjustable, removable low-profile lid. The hip belt provides two gear racks and two ice clipper slots, but is removable when not required for the task at hand, or when wearing a climbing harness. Highly adjustable compression straps secure crucial equipment while keeping the pack close to the body for free and unrestricted movement.
6. Valandré Oden NEO
Designed for low temperatures at high altitude, the Odin NEO brings warmth and comfort, allowing you to save energy and gather strength for the morning push. Its oversized volume avoids any down compression and the uniquely adjustable draft collar traps body heat where it needs to be. Itâ€™s yet another warm, comfy Valandre bag for extreme and cold altitudes.
7. Maxim Unity
$207, 50 meters
Maxim’s Unity is certified as both a twin and a half rope. It is a multi-purpose rope that is perfect for the weight-conscious alpinist or climber. Unity is constructed to reduce drag and increase fall protection over sharp edges. Therefore it is perfectly suited as an alpine climbing rope or ice climbing rope. For ice climbing Maxim recommends 2x-DRY treated models.