The best ski lines often require some extra precautions on approach or descent. Use crampons and ice axes on frozen spring mornings. A harness, rappel device, and a length of rope are good insurance on descents that may or may not go. Maybe the mountain is just hard to climb, requiring protection.
Now that the Powder Keg has installed a tradition of technical skimo races in North America, it’s time to drop the excuses and grab the fixed rope. Best to grab it with the Pilot Ascenders from CAMP, since you don’t want to burn through your glove if you fall. Not to mention an ascender is required for your safety and the safety of those below you. Leave the weight and worry behind..
The Tibloc is light and compact ascending tool that should always be in your pack if you’re carrying rope. It’s perfect for self-rescue in a crevasse and ascending a rappel that didn’t quite make it to the dance floor. Rather than carrying around a full-size ascender, just hook a carabiner through the hole and the angled directional teeth go to work. The body is made of corrosion r..
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Make sure there's a fresh anchor on your next ski rappel. Quickly add some security by tying Edelrid 12mm (1/2 inch) Tech Web around a feature and attach a 5mm (0.2 inch) stainless steel quick link to feed your rope through. The webbing features a Dyneema core for ultralight (22g/m) strength wrapped in a nylon sheath for good knot stability. The Oval Quick Link from CAMP weighs jus..
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The Camp Mach Express is an ultralight quickdraw for fast alpine missions one skis or otherwise. The Camp Nano takes hold of the gear end and is small, compact, and easy to place in tight quarters. The Photon Wire carabiner is large and in charge of handling the rope. Redesigned to be larger, safer, and lighter, the Photon is the logical choice for a quick-draw. A 60cm section of u..
As one of the lightest screw gate carabiners around, the Pure Screw from Edelrid is an ideal choice for light and fast ski mountaineering. Smooth gate action and excellent build strength make it useful for many chores. Connect your belay device, ascender, personal anchor, or whatever else with the Pure Screw.
Keylock closure makes it easy to clip and unclip in a hurry.
The Pure Slider is a good compromise between ease of use and locking safety. It’s technically a locking carabiner since it requires a second action to open the gate. However, that action is just a simple thumb slide, so you won’t be fussing about with gloves on. The pure features fast clipping and unclipping with minimal risk of accidental opening, perfect for wandering routes or a..
Can’t decide between wire-gate or key-lock closure? The patented KeyWire design is the best of both worlds. CAMP combined the benefits of a smooth-action wire gate with the safety of a keylock nose. They also used a curved I-Beam construction to make it light and strong, even if the gate is open. A SphereLock key closure minimizes play for maximum safety and performance. Best of al..
You can never have too many Nanos. Especially if you’re the type to litter the mountain with biners. The 22 is a revamped version of the classic CAMP Nano carabiner, which set the standard for lightweight functionality. The new version has a refined gate for easier clipping and a deeper basket for holding the rope position. CAMP also managed to increase the open-gate strength while..
The CAMP KS Dyneema is an ultralight dogbone equipped with the proprietary Karstop (KS) carabiner retainer. The retainer is a urethane rubber that prevents the biner from shifting so it’s easy to clip and won’t get twisted. The bolt-end remains looser so it won’t interfere with the rope’s path. Dyneema doesn’t absorb water and is crazy light and strong, making this a good sling for..
Replacement CORD-TEC dyneema cord for Leopard crampons. Comes with instructions for replacement and proper adjustment.
Flexible polymer anti-bott plates that attach to the crampon and eliminate the build-up of snow underfoot. The Petzl plates fit under models such as the Leopard, Irvis, and Sarken. The plates snap onto the crampons and secure with screws. Anti-bott plates like these are cheap insurance against dangerous balling.
If you replace both the shaft and head of George Washington’s ice ax, is it still the same ax? Trick question: he died before the first modern ice axe was created in 1840. Nevertheless, you should feel free to change the identity of your ice axe by replacing these parts as often as you’d like. Everything listed here is sold individually.
X-Alp Leash – Padded leash with a “lock o..
The head protector is a simple piece of rubber that stretches over the pick and adze of CAMP ice axes. Weighing 28 grams, it helps prevent slicing yourself while skiing with a ice axe attached to your pack. It also could help save nearby items if you toss axes in your pack or car. Verified to fit the Corsa line of axes, including the Nanotech...
A simple 4 gram (0.1 ounce) piece of rubber could save a much more expensive pack or jacket. Slide the protector on the spike of your CAMP ice axe for some peace of mind. Verified to fit the CAMP Corsa Nanotech axe.