DMM will be in the house Ice Fest weekend!  Swing by their table to demo some of their awesome gear!  They will have their Switch and Apex ice axes up for grabs to try out for the day.  They’ll also have their Vault racking biner, a metal version of the traditional plastic product that offers the option of a lock position.  If you try out their awesome gear during the weekend, then you will be entered in a giveaway for their Pivot belay device!  Yeah!

SWITCH “A true, leashless all rounder! If swinging around on a marginal pick placement with both hands matched, gunning for the next sketchy hook is your thing, then look no further, likewise, if quick enchainements in the Alps or psychedelically featured Continental ice float your boat then this is the tool for you. The Switch is DMM’s new ‘state of the art’ full strength leashless tool that takes all of our design heritage and manufacturing knowledge and brings them together as a modern classic.”

APEX “A new, radically curved technical tool for hard icefalls and modern mixed climbing. The Apex is a superbly balanced precision tool ready to tackle steep ice, massive mountain routes and mixed test pieces. The curved shaft provides an ergonomic hand position and impressive clearance around bulging ice. Can be used with leashes in traditional climbing mode, but excels without leashes for the more modern approach. The new one piece T rated Ice and Mixed picks cover all bases.”

VAULT “The locking mechanism gives the climber the option to manually select either open or locked, allowing the Vault (patent pending) to behave like a standard racking biner on the dreamy pure ice pitch, but with a twist of the gate you secure your expensive ice screws for the horror show mixed chimney, or for carrying your axes on the descent.”