The most recent addition to the CASSIN X-Team, the X-Light features the same sleek designs and quality forged components as the preferred X-Dream, but with a shaft that makes it the most suitable axe for low-angle terrain typical of light and fast technical ascents. Three different head configurations (pick & adze, pick & hammer, pick only) allow the tool to be optimized for the objective. The single-curve shaft is optimized with the angle of the pick for solid performance on technical ice and to be used as a cane. Carabiner holes on the head and spike accommodate traditional leashes or lanyards. For steep ice mountain climbing, it’s imaginable to change the usual X-Alp grip with the X-Dry grip and spike. The X-Trigger Fast pommel (included) is adjustable without tools. The hammer and adze components have been shaped for a comfortable grip and the pick does not have teeth near the shaft to further increase comfort and lend a hand prevent wear and tear on gloves.
A superlight and versatile tool for the technical alpinist
Hot-forged aluminum alloy head allows for 3 configurations: pick & adze, pick & hammer, pick only
T-rated chromoly steel pick and T-rated 7075-T6 aluminum alloy shaft (CE-UIAA type 2)
Removable X-Alp grip has a soft hand for good grip and may also be swapped with the X-Dry grip and spike for leashless mountain climbing
X-Trigger Fast pommel is adjustable without tools