Original vintage Irbis Titanium Ice Screw.
Ultra-lightweight, this titanium ice screw is ideal for alpine climbers looking to reduce weight.
Length: 18 centimeters
Diameter: 12 millimeters
Weight: 100 grams
Three sharp teeth bite easily into ice, while the carefully engineered allow for quick and easy placement
Thin titanium walls displace a minimal amount of ice
Large hanger is easy to clip and provides ample leverage for easy placement
These screws are not intended for leading on ice due to their small diameter and thread thickness
Because these screws are light and relatively cheap, they are ideal for use as "leaver" screws during retreat/descent
Place them at a +10 degree angle to the ice surface instead of the -10 degree angle that normal screws should be used at
Includes protective tip cover
Placing Titian screws at +10 degrees while rappelling minimizes the chances of the screw "backing out" which would otherwise be more likely because of the small threads and diameter. As with any rappel anchor, these screws should be backed up and never be relied upon as a single point of protection