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 The X-Alp Adze is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The X-Alp Adze is no longer produced by Cassin and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.

Cassin X-Alp Ice Tool

X-Alp Adze

Cassin

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Description

Interchangeable grips, picks, and heads.
Superb balance for a natural swing.
Single-density handgrip for optimal plunging and durability.
Includes X-Alp padded leash.

The X-Alp is built with the same lightweight design as the X-All Mountain, but features a less radical curve in the shaft to make it more versatile on lower-angled terrain. The X-Alp comes with a durable single-density hand grip that will hold up to whacking crampons in sticky snow. The smaller pinky ledge and long steel spike make plunging easier and the contoured adze offers a comfortable grip when using the tool as a cane.

Retail price

US$ 199.95

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Weight (g / oz)

Weight (g / oz)

In grams and ounces, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.

The weight is the packaged weight. If there are differences in weight (due to optional accessories) we'll note them here.

619 g / 21.80 oz­
Length (cm) 50 cm
Head Details Adze (pair: X-Alp Hammer )
2 Screw adjustment
Ice Rating Pick: B / Type 1
Shaft: T / Type 2
Picks Included with the tool:
X-Alp
Other Picks Available:
X-All Mountain
X-Light
Pommel & Grip

Pommel & Grip

Upper Pommel

Fixed: An upper pommel that is fixed in place (it cannot move up/down the shaft nor can it be taken off).

Adjustable: An upper pommel that can move up and down the shaft.

Removable & Adjustable: An upper pommel that is completely removable and also adjustable.

Removeable: An upper pommel that is either on or off (it cannot move up/down the shaft).

None: If there is no upper pommel that comes standard (there may or may not be options to buy separately).

Lower Pommel

Fixed: A lower pommel that is fixed in place (the angle cannot be changed nor can it be taken off).

Adjustable: A lower pommel that can change angle or location on the tool.

Removable: When the lower pommel can be removed but not adjusted.

None: If there is no lower pommel that comes standard (there may or may not be options to buy separately).

Upper Pommel: None
Lower Pommel: Fixed
Grip Size: 1 size fits all (not adjustable)
Materials ­Head: Chromoly Steel
Shaft: 7075-T6 Aluminum
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Certification

Certifications

The main climbing gear certifications are CE and UIAA--and normally the UIAA creates the rules that the CE body also supports. When possible, we try to list all the certifications the product carries.

To sell a climbing product in Europe, the device must be CE certified. There are no official requirements to sell climbing gear in the US. The UIAA certification is a voluntary process.

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Rock and Ice Certifications Guide
CE, UIAA

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