Remix the picks.

Ice climbing equipment from the 1950's -1980's


Ever the innovators, ice climbers of the '60s and '70s begin to design ice tools for steeper, overhanging ice climbs. Steeply drooped picks offer great purchase but are awkward to place and hard to clean. In the 1970s the French introduced a strange, but effective concept.


These relics are far from the lightweight, ergonomic tools we use today, but with each decade new and creative designs emerge.

Watch the next video - The birth of the modern climbing shoe.