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Quantum Tech Adze
The ultimate axe for technical climbers with aerospace grade composite. A super light technical tool. Hot forged head in chromoly steel: no compromise over quality because forging internal microstructure can be oriented to improve strength and internal defects or porosity are minimized. Carbon Composite shaft: no compromise over quality because composite materials means that the parts of the final product subject to major pressure that require more strength and rigidity can be designed specifically to enhance these characteristics. This vital aspect is made possible by the type of reinforcement and the orientation of the fibers, and the light alloy matrix transfers load to the external reinforcement in Carbon fiber. Very efficient hand support with a little spike point in Tungsten Carbide for safety.
|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.
|520 g / 18.30 oz|
|Length (cm)||50 cm|
|Head Details|| Adze (pair: Quantum Tech Hammer
2 Screw adjustment
|Ice Rating|| |
Shaft: B / Type 1
|Picks|| Included with the tool: |
X Monster Blade - Shovel
|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: None|
Lower Pommel: Fixed
Grip Size: 1 size fits all (not adjustable)
|Materials|| Head: Chromolly Steel|
Shaft: Carbon Composite
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.
Head cam footage of climbing with Quantum Tech ice tool.