Thursday, 23 December 2010
New age Ice Axe from Grivel, Stevie Haston
Just tested this axe, big wow, or rather Big Wow!
Light, responsive, magic, very expensive, makes steep ice more pleasurable.
Allows you to understand ice more and therefore climb better. You can climb ice rather than smashing it to bits, you use features rather than creating your own ladder of holes. For me it makes ice a little more interesting again, and has rekindled my awareness of what is possible. This axe will easily allow others users to break into a new grade, but beware it doesn’t come with a full set of experience and survival knowledge. Maybe I’ll do a full review somewhere, but basically my advice is get some, and go somewhere, and climb something real steep an Alien looking.