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Singing Rock Bandit Hammer
  • Singing Rock Bandit Hammer
  • Singing Rock Bandit Hammer
  • Singing Rock Bandit Hammer
  • Singing Rock Bandit Hammer Head
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  • Singing Rock Bandit Hammer

Bandit Hammer


My vote: None ( 4.6 avg )


Versatile ice axe for a wide range of use.

Given its modular design, the ice axe can be adapted to a particular ascent.
Especially suitable for demanding technical mountaineering and ice climbing.
Bent shaft makes hooking in steep ice or rock easy while creating an optimum grip angle.
Hot forged head allows use of adze/hammer and choice of ICE or DRY pick (for demanding mixed climbing the ice axe can be used without adze / hammer).
Head shape is designed so that it can be jammed into the cracks and to provide support for climbing in soft snow.
The weight of the head is concentrated in the trajectory of the swing making penetration into hard ice as easy as possible.
Possible to connect a carabiner to the head or hang the ice axe on PORTER.
Ergonomically shaped handle is made of dual-density plastic for thermal insulation and safe grip.
A carabiner or BUNGEE tether may be attached to the spike.
BOXER protects fingers against injury and getting drenched and enables leashless climbing.
RHINO hook is designed for higher grip in demanding ice/mixed climbing or, in contrast, in climbing snow slopes.
You may remove both accessories (BOXER and RHINO) and get a light ice axe for classic technical mountaineering.

Retail price

US$ 219.99
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.

610 g / 22.00 oz­
Length (cm) 50 cm
Head Details Hammer (pair: Bandit Adze )
2 Screw adjustment
Ice Rating Pick: T / Type 2
Shaft: T / Type 2
Picks Included with the tool:
Other Picks Available:
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: Removeable
Lower Pommel: Removeable
Grip Size: 1 size fits all (not adjustable)
Materials Pick: Chromoly Steel
Head: Aluminum Alloy
Shaft: Aluminum Alloy
Grip: Dual-Density Plastic


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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Rock and Ice Certifications Guide
Ice Pair Reference
Picks it comes with
Interchangeable Picks
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( 6 avg )
( 6 avg )

First Tool

Low cost
Built well
I’ve used it a ton

These were my first tools, i was looking for something less expensive because i wasnt sure how much i woukd actually use them. Turns out i used them over 2 dozen times last winter. These tools are great for beginning, they handle well in hard snow, WI and basic mixed climbing.

I have lead M5+, WI 4-5 and several summits with these tools. The only thing now is that i passed the tools ability on mixed routes (rock) and have a pair of Xdreams for that. The Singing rock will still be my goto for winter routes not specifically ice or mixed, where the aggresiveness of a more specific tool is over kill. I highly reccomend these and i also like my singing rock harnesses.

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