eClimb Klau Ice Screw

From £43.99

Incredibly lightweight technical wind in ice screw with an aluminium shaft and a replaceable steel tip. They have excellent penetration into the ice with just half a turn and interlock with one another on the harness or gear sling, taking up little space.

eClimb Klau Ice Screw

0 - 6cm Red
£43.99
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1 - 10cm Red
£44.99
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2 - 14cm Yellow
£46.99
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3 - 18cm Green
£47.99
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4 - 22cm Blue
£49.99
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Incredibly lightweight technical wind in ice screw with an aluminium shaft and a replaceable steel tip. They have excellent penetration into the ice with just half a turn and interlock with one another on the harness or gear sling, taking up little space.

The tube is aluminium 7075. The tip, head and winding arm are made of a steel alloy, Cromole. The knob on the winding arm is plastic so that you can hold the screw in your mouth without it sticking to your lips. On all but the size 0 the winding arm is hinged so that it folds away neatly.

The tips are screwed on with a force of 10N.m (Newton metres - a unit of torque) which is equivalent to a force of 10kg applied by hand, using another screw, which gives a leverage of 10cm, as a wrench. The tips of the screws are highly polished and have a Teflon finish to reduce friction against the ice to a minimum. The tips are also attached with a dry adhesive, which ensures an extra strong bond and prevents oxidation. (NB Don't take the tips off unless you need to as the adhesive will lose its effectiveness).

Despite being mainly aluminium, all the screws (except the two smallest sizes, Klau 0 and 1 which are only suitable for progression and are not adapted to hold a long fall) easily pass the European Standard EN568, which guarantees 1000kg in a fall. However, as for all types of ice screws, it is essential that the screw be placed in good ice with the entire tube screwed home.

The screws can be sharpened as per any other ice screw but you can also replace the tips (spare tips are available in packs of four). This is fairly easy. The winding arm on all the ice screws has a built in wrench designed to help change the tip. Hold the damaged ice screw firmly in one hand and with the other, press towards the tube to avoid the tip escaping, and twist the tip sharply anti-clockwise. When you fit the new tip you should screw it on with a minimum force of 10kN (Some 10kg of force if you use another eClimb ice screw to do it).

When removing ice from the screw, never bang the screw thread. Instead gently tap the head and winding arm which are made of steel alloy.

eClimb Klaus Ice Screws  
Number Length Colour Weight Use CE Tested?
0 6cm Red 105g Extemely marginal - the ice climbing equivalent of a RURP! No
1 10cm Red 106g Ideal for "get it in quick" situations No
2 14cm Yellow 116g Perfect for comfortable on lead placements Yes
3 18cm Green 126g The best alrounder Yes
4 22cm Blue 136g Great for reassuring belays and making Abalakovs Yes

 

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