Winter Climbing Gear Update: Petzl and Salewa Ice Screws

Ice Screws: Salewa Quick Screw and Petzl Laser Speed Light The winter of 2014-15 was something of a disappointment for those of us living in the Mountain West.  Temperatures were warm.  Precipitation was scarce, and often fell in the form of rain instead of snow.  Here in Utah, the ice climbing season was short and… Continue reading Winter Climbing Gear Update: Petzl and Salewa Ice Screws

Petzl Laser Speed Light Ice Screws: First Impressions

Petzl Laser Speed Light on right, E-Climb Klau on the left

I recently bought some of the new Petzl Laser Speed Light ice screws.  The Speed Light screw is one of two screws on the market that is constructed with aluminum.  (The other aluminum screw is the E-Climb Klau screw which I reviewed previously HERE.) I have not yet had a chance to thoroughly test the… Continue reading Petzl Laser Speed Light Ice Screws: First Impressions