After using the K2 Carbon/Aluminum Lockjaw ski poles for backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering this season we have found them to be one of the best adjustable backcountry ski poles we have ever used. These poles are fully featured for skiing while also having a built in inclinometer, snow depth markings, and an incredibly easy-to-use adjustment lever for tuning in the perfect height. We give them 4 out of 5 stars! The following gear review of the K2 Lockjaw Carbon/Aluminum poles describes the merits of these fine ski poles.
Have you ever screwed an ice screw just a bit too far and – bing! – you feel one of the teeth grate the rock below? Ouch! Any screw that has been damaged will become very difficult to place, sapping precious energy when you’re on a tough lead. Fortunately, with a little handy work a damaged screw can be repaired. Here is a video from our friends at Petzl that describes how to revive your dull ice screws into like-new condition.