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Cryo Alpin M
The CRYO ALPIN M ice axe by e-climb.com is the ultimate ice axe for the most demanding alpinists. Extremely light and versatile. Very well-balanced. Perfect for classic mountaineering and ski touring. It features the HAMMER, the TOPGRIP upper shaft grip for better grip performance, and the SPIKALPIN smaller hand-rest for better penetration on hard snow. The type 2 “T” ICE pick, comes standard with the axe. As with all CRYO ice axes, its parts are interchangeable to get new and different features.
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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.
| 597 g / 21.06 oz|
Weight without Adze:
|Length (cm)||50 cm|
|Head Details|| Hammer (pair: Cryo Alpin P
1 Screw adjustment
|Ice Rating|| Pick: T / Type 2|
Shaft: T / Type 2
|Picks|| Included with the tool: |
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: None|
Lower Pommel: Removeable
Grip Size: 1 size fits all (not adjustable)
|Materials|| Pick: Steel|
Head: Aluminium 7075
Shaft: Aluminium 7075
Grip: Coated Aluminium 7075
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.
This video goes over the features of the Cryo including the removable trigger (Trig), interchangable spikes, ice and dry picks, hammer and adze, among others. It also touches on the various grips and uses.
The Cryo swings well. At 1.3 pounds, it's extremely light, and the narrow shaft is great for people with small hands. I also think that the tip of the pick is too far forward of the hand. When you place the tool, you feel like you are miles away from the ice -- good for keeping your knuckles away from the ice, but bad for keeping your weight under the pick. The Cryo is a decent tool that only suffers from trying to be too nifty.