Cosmique Light

 

Cosmique Light
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Cosmique Light
Manufacturer Petzl
Page By Rob Ricks
Page Type Sep 20, 2007 / Sep 20, 2007
Object ID 3981
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Product Description

Lightweight mountaineering axe

Features

Lighter version of the COSMIQUE.

Durable, forged head.
Effective placements, even in hard ice.

Specifications

 
Technical specifications
Axe type B

Length Ref # Weight
52 cm U07 52 510 g
59 cm U07 59 535 g
66 cm U07 66 555 g
73 cm U07 73 580 g

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nartreb - Dec 13, 2007 11:55 am - Voted 3/5

A compromise
Here in New England we get lots of hard ice but not much neve, and we have no glaciers and few snowfields large enough to require self-arrest. I decided to get an axe with a "serious" pick but that was otherwise as light as possible.
Well, the Cosmique's pick works well on ice, but it's heavy. The straight, gripless shaft is useless on steep ice (adding a leash helps).
No complaints with manufacture or design, but this was the wrong axe for me. I've now got a couple of real ice tools for the vertical stuff, and I'd recommend a lighter axe (like the BD Raven) for anyone who has a use for a general alpine axe.



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