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Ice Rock's Spark ice tool design was developed in partnership with leading athletes from the Russian ice-climbing team. Thanks to this close collaboration plus the best materials, every element of the SPARK serves the goal to become your most reliable tool of choice during difficult ice, mixed and dry-tooling routes.
The rubberised handle grip negates heat loss from the user's hand.
The carbon shaft of variable cross-section is much lighter than its aluminium analogues, making the SPARK, at 405g, the lightest ice axe in its class. The use of carbon material has many advantages, and beyond the obvious property of its weight to load ratio, we are exploiting its property to absorb mechanical vibration and provide thermal insulation thereby ensuring the maximum comfort to the user’s hands.
The shaft is designed with a variable cross-section, and tapering wall thickness. This design eases the even distribution of load and ensures the axe can withstand extreme forces under dynamic load.
The head is made of ultra-light and super-strength aluminium alloy. Its unique shape, in combination with it’s material properties allow it to withstand forces well beyond the quality requirements of CE/EN/UIAA. Precision production techniques allow the pick to be bolted to the head with a single screw-bolt.
The replaceable pick ( Type T) is 4,8 mm wide at the base which guarantees its durability. The pick is tapered at the tip down to 3.0 mm for easy penetration into the hardest ice. The Ice Rock SPARK is tool is by default supplied with a dry-tooling pick. The picks for ice-climbing are available on request.
Certification: EN-13089 and UIAA-152.
|Ideal For:||Dry Tooling, Ice Climbing|