When you're ice-climbing, the less time you spend fiddling with gear, the more likely you are to make it safely to the top. While that's a bit of a simplification, it mostly holds true and is the inspiration behind the new Laser Speed Light Ice Screws from Petzl. These screws are made starting with an incredibly light anodized aluminum tube, which is tipped by a steel drill to facilitate ease of screwing into the ice. The integrated crank handles are color-coded by the size of the screw, much the same as you see with cams for trad climbing. Petzl used a slightly smaller hanger to make it easier to screw these into sculpted ice, or basically any time you're not screwing into a flat wall of ice.
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