The SMC Snow Anchor provides maximum climbing protection in soft snow. Placed as a deadman-style anchor, the Snow Anchor can be effectively used in a running belay on steep climbs or as tent anchor in extreme wind. Angled aluminum blade with 1/8-in. diameter steel cable is positioned to enable the anchor to dive deeper when loaded, piling up snow ahead of it. Cutout holes give the blade excellent bite in snow. Doubles as an emergency digging tool.