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Rudmin


Jan 23, 2013, 9:14 PM

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Re: [Cds26] Ice Tools
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Grivel X-Monster is the hands down winner for a cheap modern leashless tool that will get you climbing hard ice for little money. It is less than half the price of the main BD and Petzl offerings. In Canada they are $107 each at MEC, usually $150 each in the US. It is made from spring steel, not aluminum. This means it's heavier than other tools, with more weight in the shaft, but the picks/head are top of the notch and sort of replaceable. They come with some rubber grips, you definitely need to use them if you want to hold onto the shaft. I epoxied mine on.

They now make an even cheaper version minus the forged pick. X-Blade I think. I have no comment on this version.

If you are going to buy tools online in the states, at least find the cheapest prices. $120 here
http://www.prolitegear.com/grivel-x-monster-ice-axe.html


(This post was edited by Rudmin on Jan 23, 2013, 11:28 PM)



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