Ice screws at the limit: aluminum vs. steel

How much load do ice screws hold? Can ice screws break? And how do those made of aluminum compare to those made of steel? Ice climbing legend Will Gadd investigated questions like these together with Matt Barry from the Black Diamond Quality Assurance Lab.

Ice screws made of aluminum and steel tested

Light is right, but steel is real – ice screws made of aluminum and those made of steel have their advantages and disadvantages. In the video above, Will Gadd and Matt Berry provide you with exciting insights into the subject of ice screws and their behavior under fall loads. A must-see not only for die-hard ice climbing fans.

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