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Ice axes (also called a piolet) and tools can be used on level to low-angle ice, as well as on steep, technical ice routes. Alpine routes and glacier walks which involve both snow and ice may require longer and straighter axes and snow pickets, while steep ice climbing routes require more aggressive, technical axes and snow saws. Axes are also classified into two categories, Type 1 (B-rated) is a lighter axe designed for traversing snow and some ice bashing, while Type 2 (T-rated) is heavier and tougher designed to be torqued into cracks on mixed routes.

Climbing Anchors acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands where our stores stand, as well as the cliffs on which we climb.
We pay our respect to the Elders, past, present & emerging.⁣