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Petzl Ice Screws Laser OverviewPetzl Ice Screws Laser Detail
  • Recommended price

    £50.96

    -19%

    £40.86
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  • 13
  • 17
  • 21
Blue Ice Aero Lite - 16 OverviewBlue Ice Aero Lite - 16 Side
  • £72.71

The Blue Ice Aero Lite is a durable, lightweight ice screw designed for mountaineering and ice climbing, featuring a larger diameter, streamlined structure, and colour-coded lengths for efficiency.

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  • 13
  • 16
  • 19
  • 22
Petzl Laser Speed - 13 OverviewPetzl Laser Speed - 13
  • Recommended price

    £65.52

    -23%

    £49.96
Size
  • 13
  • 17
  • 21
Petzl Ice Screws Broche Laser Speed Light 13 Cm Yellow OverviewPetzl Ice Screws Broche Laser Speed Light 13 Cm Yellow
  • Recommended price

    £80.08

    -14%

    £68.16
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  • 13
  • 17
  • 21
Black Diamond Ice Screws Ultralight Ice Screw 19Cm No Color OverviewBlack Diamond Ice Screws Ultralight Ice Screw 19Cm No Color
  • Recommended price

    £81.81

    -20%

    From £65.43
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  • 12
  • 16
  • 19
Black Diamond Ice Screws Express Ice Screw 19 cm OverviewBlack Diamond Ice Screws Express Ice Screw 19 cm Detail
  • Recommended price

    £58.15

    -25%

    £43.59

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Black Diamond Ice Screws Express Ice Screw 13 cm OverviewBlack Diamond Ice Screws Express Ice Screw 13 cm Detail
  • Recommended price

    £55.51

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    £40.95

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Ice Screw Length Buying Guide:

What size ice screw to choose?

Ice screws are available in various lengths from 10 to 22 cm. The length needed depends on the thickness of the ice, it is important to make sure that the head sits flush with the ice to comply to safety recommendations. In case you put a screw longer than the thickness of the ice, you have to place a sling at the point of contact to avoid any lever effect. Shorter ice screws between 10 and 13 cm can be placed on thinner ice without bumping into the rock beneath. This is why we recommend, for mountaineering to carry a large range of ice screws to be prepared for any situation. For ski touring, a couple of long sized ice screws ensure a good safety level. To make a good anchor point or maybe an Abalakov, two long screws are adequate. You will also be more comfortable performing a crevasse rescue, if one ice screw gets loose, the second can make up for it. Regarding long ice screws, they are ideal to establish rock solid anchor points.

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Using an Ice Screw

To easily handle and place an ice screw with one hand while wearing gloves, modern models are equipped with teeth and threads specially designed to bite into the ice. Some models, like Petzl ice screws and Black Diamond ice screws, have a handle that unfolds to screw in faster and easier once the first threads are started in the ice. Major brands like Petzl and Black Diamond use a colour-coding system to quickly differentiate screw lengths. For transport, a reinforced nylon bag is ideal for protecting the rest of your gear from the sharp teeth of the screws. Some Petzl harnesses even have reinforced loops for carrying them without the risk of tearing your pants.

Lightweight Ice Screw with or without Crank

Depending on your activity, mountaineering, ice climbing, glacier hiking, etc., the choice of your ice screws may not be the same. We offer models with different characteristics to meet all needs. To reduce the weight of your equipment and lighten your harness, you can opt for a model with an aluminium tube and steel cutting bit.

Petzl Laser and Laser Speed

The Laser model from the renowned brand Petzl is available with or without crank. The Speed version, equipped with a crank, is slightly heavier but can be inserted more quickly and easily.

Petzl, Black Diamond, a Wide Selection at Glisshop

Whether you're preparing for an alpine expedition, glacier hike, or to climb on ice, or any other activity requiring the use of ice screws for your progression, Glisshop has the equipment you need. Our experts are also available to help climbers find the model that best meets their needs.