Rugged T-rated pick and shaft (CE-UIAA type 2) Forged chromoly steel head Ergonomic head design for a comfortable grip Asymmetric steel spike plunges smoothly Equipped with the technical Alpina leash (1304) Carabiner holes at the head and spike for easy clipping Striking colors coordinate with the technical C12 crampons CC4U wear indicator warns when the pick is dull beyond the safe limit With its super-strong T-rated construction on the head and shaft, the Alpina is the right choice for intensive use on rugged alpine terrain. The unique forged chromoly steel head delivers superior strength and durability. A refined pick provides excellent performance both when swinging into ice and during self arrest. The curve and arc of the adze have been optimized for maximum cutting performance, a feature greatly appreciated when chopping a platform. In addition, the sculpted head with the thermoplastic cap creates a comfortable hand grip when using the axe as a cane.