Perhaps one day, in a distant sci-fi future, we will all have prosthetics with superior gripping picks built into our hands. Until then, ice axes are going to have to do the trick when you are making a mixed ascent. So check out US Outdoor’s selection of lightweight, strong, and sharp axes from brands such as Black Diamond, C.A.M.P. S.P.A., and Petzl Charlet, and find a pick that will keep you safe. After all, until we all have robot bodies we are going to have to take care of these flimsy human ones and make sure to stay on the wall.