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DMM Vertex Hammer Ice Tool 50 CM
  • DMM Vertex Hammer Ice Tool 50 CM
  • DMM Vertex Hammer Ice Tool 55 CM

Vertex Hammer


My vote: None ( 6 avg )


A very lightweight technical mountaineering tool with modular pick system, for use in a wide variety of alpine terrain. The shaft geometry is straight enough to be efficient on less steep ground and for plunging in snow yet curved enough to have a precise swing and provide clearance over ice bulges.

Retail price

US$ 239.95

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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.

430 g / 15.16 oz

50 cm: 430 g / 15.16 oz
55 cm: 445 g / 15.69 oz
(We have converted the grams to ounces)

Length (cm) 50 cm, 55 cm
Head Details Hammer (pair: Vertex Adze )
2 Screw adjustment
Ice Rating Pick: T / Type 2
Shaft: T / Type 2
Picks Included with the tool:
Ice Hammer Pick
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: Adjustable
Grip Size: 1 size fits all (not adjustable)
Materials Pick: Steel


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
Ice Pair Reference
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Perhaps you're more of a winter hillwalker, but want something that's good for the occasional mountaineering route too; maybe you're a more committed climber, but like easy fast-moving days as well as pushing your grades; or let's imagine you're heading somewhere Alpine or bigger: light, modular, technically able yet not overkill when walking, the versatile Vertex covers a lot of bases. If, like me, you have a weakness for a good axe, and a suitable gap in your current collection, then you may struggle to resist a pair. I'm smitten.

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