Where else can you try out ice axes before you buy around Cardiff and South Wales.
Please browse here before you visit or order online to see our range of technical ice tools from brands such as Black Diamond, Blue Ice, DMM, Grivel and Petzl.
If you are looking for walking axes please head to our walking crampons and ice axes section.
When you visit us and you really should if you get the chance, make sure you come with plenty of time to make the most of our in store synthetic ice climbing wall.
The Black Diamond Axe Protector is a simple yet handy protector for your ice axe, for use when in transit or attached to your pack. It is suitable for use with the Adze style of mountaineering axes and will effectively prevent the sharp points from damaging your belongings during travel. They are lightweight, cost effective and will protect both your axe and your gear, an absolute essential for any ice climber or mountaineer.
The Black Diamond Cobra Viper Android Leash has been designed specifically for the Cobra and Viper ice tools. It is a clipper leash that allows you to clip or unclip tools quickly and easily with the quick-release clip. This clip detaches from the shaft for moves in which you do not require tools or screw placements, allowing you to maintain dexterity whilst climbing. It is also fitted with a padded wrist strap to help reduce any rubbing and skin aggravation, whilst evenly distributing the weight load.
The Black Diamond Pick Protector is a cover for the pick of the ice axe made from tough TPU translucent plastic. An adjustable length of shock cord fitted around the shaft keeps the protector firmly on.
The Black Diamond Reactor Ice Tool has an open pick angle and leashless design, the Reactor is optimized for pure ice climbing. The tool features a steel head with an aluminium side plate. The tool’s extruded aluminium shaft is combined with a dual density grip that is adjustable to fit all sizes of hands. The Reactor comes ready with the BD Natural Ice Pick, so get stoked - because winter is coming.
The updated Black Diamond Slider Leash features an ergonomic variwidth wrist loop that cinches for ultimate comfort and security while climbing with your piolet on classic mountaineering routes. A length adjustment buckle lets you dial in the ideal length.
The Black Diamond Slinger Leash is a lightweight and elasticated single leash to tether your ice axe to your harness and keep it secure. Now with an aluminium locking carabiner for added security over the older steel snap-gate for clipping to your axe's head or spike, and polyester webbing which absorbs less water than the original nylon.
The Black Diamond Spike Protector is a cover for the ice axe spike made from tough TPU translucent plastic. An adjustable length of shock cord fitted around the shaft keeps the protector firmly on.
The Black Diamond Spinner Double Leash clips onto your ice tools and ties into your harness belay loop via a larks foot, great for when you want to climb leashless, but can't risk dropping a tool. A built in swivel ensures tangle-free use. Black Diamond's standard-setting umbilical tethers for technical ice tools, are now lighter, with greater extension and upgraded with locking carabiners for added security.
The Black Diamond Viper has an adjustable upper hand rest which is easily secured or released with a quick Flick Lock system. The hand rest can be as low as the TPU hand grip or as high as the shaft mid-point. The hydroformed shaft extends through the grip for maximum rigidity and a responsive feel and as before the Viper still has a clip-able spike so it can be clipped with the Spinner Leash amongst other things. The Black Diamond Viper provides good all-round performance for ice and alpine climber.
The Blue Ice Akila Adze is the ideal tool for climbers/skiers who want to climb faster and lighter with a very technical and robust ice axe. It's the first B/Type 1 ice axe to achieve such a high level of technicality in the ultralight category. The shape of its chromoly steel ergonomic head is studied for optimal anchoring regardless of the surface. Its adze provides a wide enough blade to quickly clear snow to place your ice screw.
The Blue Ice Akila Hammer is the ideal tool for climbers/skiers who want to climb faster and lighter with a very technical and robust ice axe. It's the first B/Type 1 ice axe to achieve such high level of technicality in the ultralight category. The shape of its chromoly steel ergonomic head is studied for optimal anchoring regardless of the surface to forge ahead. Its casted hammer offers a fitting surface to hit pitons in all terrains.
The Blue Ice Bluebird Ice Axe is primarily a classic lightweight ice tool that will be ideal for mountaineering, alpinism, expeditions and ski mountaineering / touring and secondly the Bluebird Ice Axe is a thing of true beauty.
The Blue Ice Hydra Leash is quick and easy to clip on and has been designed to secure all types of ice axes - even the most technical ones. It is lightweight and features two wide open gate karabiners that quickly attach to the harness with a simple lark's head knot, which avoids any loss of tools. The 360-degree ball-and-socket swivel in combination with the strap length allows the ice axes to be freely manipulated without the risk of entanglement.
The Blue Ice Pick Protector has been designed to keep the head of your ice axe sharp and your equipment protected from any damage. It is compatible with all Blue Ice axes as well as most other brands on the market.
Compatible with all Blue Ice axes and with most ice axes on the market with their adjustable elastics, these blade and adze protections will keep your ice axe sharp and protect your equipment.
The Blue Ice Spike Protector is compatible with all Blue Ice axes as well as most others available on the market. It will keep the tip of your ice axe sharp and keep your equipment protected from damage.