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Cassin X-Light Axe

Brand: Cassin
Model: X-Light
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Price: $199.95 $159.95
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Sometimes you need a little more than a basic mountaineering axe. The Cassin X-Light is a transformer axe that lets you customize your tool for the route. If you’re not sure of the anchor situation and might need to pound a piton, the hammer head is perfect. If you might encounter some blue ice, swapping the handle for an X-Dry grip turns it into a serious ice tool. Designed for light and fast technical ascents, the axe is a little extra insurance on dicey skimo routes like those found on the Grand Teton. The X-Light is possibly the only good hybrid of a standard mountaineering axe and full-on ice tool.

  • Mildly curved shaft can be used as a cane or to climb mild technical ice.
  • Three different head configurations (adze, hammer, pick only) let you adapt to the route.
  • Included X-Alp grip has a soft hand for good grip when used as a basic pick.
  • Optional X-Dry grip adds a little more hand clearance for steeper technical ice.
  • T-rated chromoly steel pick is strong enough for piercing ice and self-arrest.
  • 7075 aluminum shaft is super light while also being T-Rated as CE-UIAA type 2.
  • Carabiner holes at the head and spike accommodate any leashes or lanyards.
  • Included X-Trigger pommel can be adjusted without tools so you can switch to/from plunging.
  • Stainless steel adze and hammer securely plug into a hot-forged aluminum head.
  • Pick does not have teeth near the shaft to avoid glove damage when used as a cane.
  • Steel spike is easily replaceable so you can use the axe for years to come.
Lengths (cm) 50
-> ounces
503g [adze]
507g [hammer]
Specs Verified Yes
Materials Chromoly & stainless steel, 7075 aluminum shaft
Skimo Co Says
Usage Fast technical ascents
Notes Adaptable to different routes
Bottom Line Light & versatile tool

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