Without question these are the easiest and fastest placing ice screws to ever sink their way into ice. This year the renowned Express has been improved by a redesigned tooth geometry for easier starts, added larger crank knobs that are easier to grab, and an augmented hanger with a second clip-in point for belay organization.
Quick to bite and easy to crank in, the Express screw features a tapered tube where the teeth cut a hole just larger than the tube itself for less friction and faster placements when ice climbing. The foldable speed-drive knob is color-coded for quick length identification and offers uninterrupted 360-degree motion. New stainless steel hangers are lighter than previous models, they won't rust and they reduce melt-out on sunny routes. The Express is built in five lengths to accommodate a variety of ice conditions.