Designed for classical mountaineering, the Petzl Summit 2 Ice Axe is at home on glaciers, snowfields, and technical terrain. . Curved upper shaft for greater clearance on technical terrain-straight lower shaft for better plunging power while on moderate terrain. Hot-forged steel pick and adze. Durable stainless steel spike for plunging in hard snow. Head and spike both equipped with holes for clipping a carabiner or sling. Rugged, durable, anodized 7075 aluminum shaft. Handle cut into shaft for better performance when used on technical ice.