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Average Rating = 3.00/5 Average Rating : 3.00 out of 5
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Experts in competition climbing, bouldering, extreme dry tooling, total dry will immediately recognise the Monster for what it is, not a new ice axe, but the most efficient extension of their own arm for hooking on the most difficult terrains. The shaft has multiple grips for traction, swings, hand swap-overs, new positions and interpretations: all power to imagination! Forged pick with teeth at all angles, straight, inverse, into holes, onto the tiniest holds. Modern design and new-style graphics make the Monster unique, plus the multiple presentations letting everybody choose according to their own personal inspiration. And, a last final bit of news, Grivel's years of experience and huge technological capacity mean that the price is cut to half than a modern technical ice axe. As an advertising campaign could say: two for the price of one! Technical characteristics One size: 49 cm. Weight: 670 gr. Warning: Monster is not a PPE.: "Personal Protective Equipment". It is made for progression and it does not provide safety against falls from height. Note: This tool is designed for climbers who know how to use them, and recognise the situations appropriate for their use.

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Review 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: myjeepisdirty, 2004-12-20


The tool has some flex in in when weighted with just one hand. It's a solid shaft of carbon steel so it's thinner, but apparantley less rigid than bent tubular steel. The upper grips take a toll on your hands unles you're using heavy gloves which dull sensitivy and control anyway. They have good control pointing and sticking from the lower grip which is surprisingly comfortable. Overall, a new twist on the leashless market, but be warned: The manufacturer's material included with the tool claims the tool is usable for 1-3 seasons depending on use. The pick is attached by bolts that are crushed, so changing picks does not seem to an option (spare picked not offered at the time of this review). This seems to be the first disposable tool on the market. I hear good things about ice performance, so I'll check back once I get there.

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