Made from hybrid carbon and kevlar composite. Salamandra is specialy designed for ice climbing and long mountain routes. Height 50 cm, weight 360-390g depending on blade. Two holes- on top to attach HMS (pick) and on the bottom to attach cord. Salamandra is made according to EN 13089 standard for climbing axes (type 2).
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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.
| 415 g / 14.64 oz|
With DT Pick : 380 g / 13.4 oz<br /> With Ice / Mixt Pick : 415 g / 14.6 oz...
|Length (cm)||50 cm|
|Head Details|| No adze or hammer (pair: Salamandra Hammer
2 Screw adjustment
|Ice Rating|| Pick: T / Type 2|
Shaft: T / Type 2
|Picks|| Included with the tool: |
Ice / Mixt
Other Picks Available:
|Pommel & Grip|
Pommel & Grip
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).
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: Fixed|
Lower Pommel: Fixed
Grip Size: 1 size fits all (not adjustable)
|Materials|| Head: Carbon & Kevlar fibers|
Shaft: Carbon & Kevlar fibers
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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