Necessary Ice Climbing Equipment

Necessary Ice Climbing Equipment

Ice climbing is an exhilarating and intense sport that pits the participant against ice covered ledges and cliffs. Ice climbing, just like other extreme sports, comes with inherent risks and requires pretty specific equipment.

The most expensive and important equipment for ice climbing is the ice tool. The ice tool looks like a small, thin axe. It is swung into the ice and holds tightly in order to provide leverage for the ice climber. The ice tool comes with a wrist wrap that allows you to hold onto the device without losing precious hand movement.

The next most important piece of equipment for ice climbing is a pair of crampon. Crampons are metal spikes that attach to the bottom of a boot or shoe. The spikes are dug into the ice by the climber for traction and easy movement. There are climbing boots that have Crampons built into them and then there are slip on or clip on devices that allow you to move them across different shoes. While both have their advantages and disadvantages many people prefer the clip on variety for versatility.

Finally ice screws and ropes provide protection from falls. The screws are placed along the climb and the rope is attached to them. The process allows climbers to protect themselves from falls as the progress upward. The screws can withstand a great deal of force and have protected many an ice climber from a fatal fall.

Ice climbing can be wonderful and rewarding, but it is important to be safe as well. The proper equipment, some serious knowledge and a partner to climb with is an easy way to ensure your safety as you learn to climb.

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Fritsch & Co. Ice Climbing Axe, 1950’s Zurich, Switzerland.
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