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Cassin X-Light Hammer

X-Light Hammer

Cassin

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Description

A superlight and versatile tool for the technical alpinist.
Hot-forged aluminum alloy head allows for 3 configurations: pick & adze, pick & hammer, pick only.
T-rated chromoly steel pick and T-rated 7075-T6 aluminum alloy shaft (CE-UIAA type 2).
Stainless steel adze and hammer.
Removable X-Alp grip has a soft hand for good grip and can be swapped with the X-Dry grip and spike for leashless climbing.
Interchangeable steel spike.
X-Trigger Fast pommel is adjustable without tools.
Carabiner holes at the head and spike.

The newest addition to the CASSIN X-Team, the X-Light features the same sleek designs and quality forged components as the popular X-Dream, but with a shaft that makes it the most suitable axe for low-angle terrain typical of light and fast technical ascents. Three different head configurations (pick & adze, pick & hammer, pick only) allow the tool to be optimized for the objective. The single-curve shaft is optimized with the angle of the pick for solid performance on technical ice and for use as a cane. Carabiner holes at the head and spike accommodate traditional leashes or lanyards. For steep ice climbing, it is possible to change the standard X-Alp grip with the X-Dry grip and spike. The X-Trigger Fast pommel (included) is adjustable without tools. The hammer and adze components have been shaped for a comfortable grip and the pick does not have teeth near the shaft to further increase comfort and help prevent wear and tear on gloves.

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.

506 g / 17.80 oz­
Length (cm) 50 cm
Head Details Hammer (pair: X-Light Adze )
1 Screw adjustment
Ice Rating Pick: T / Type 2
Shaft: T / Type 2
Picks Included with the tool:
X-Light
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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: Removable & adjustable
Lower Pommel: Fixed
Grip Size: 1 size fits all (not adjustable)
Materials Pick: Chromoly Steel
Head: Chromoly Steel
Shaft: 7075-T6 Aluminum Alloy
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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.

Learn More

Rock and Ice Certifications Guide
CE, UIAA
Ice Pair Reference
Picks it comes with
Ice Tool Acces. Ref
X-Light Ice Tool
Cassin X-Light Ice Tool

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WeighMyRack Gear Review in-depth technical review

The X-Light is super versatile, due to the movable pommel, making it an ideal companion for someone who spends time on glaciers and occasionally climbs moderate ice. A mountaineer in the Cascades will find this tool handy to climb all the intermediate volcano routes.