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Grivel Air Tech Evo Ice Axe with Easy Slider

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Super light, super tough.

The Grivel Air Tech Evolution ice axe answers professional demands for a light, full-strength axe with technical features. The hot-forged chromoly steel head has T-rated strength and a thin (4mm) pick to easily penetrate hard ice. The clearance curve adapts to odd terrain features and protects your knuckles from the ice when your hand is choked up on the shaft. The T-rated extruded aluminum shaft is finished with a hot-forged steel spike that slices into hard snow. The Evo has a classical positive blade and a shovel, and comes with a long leash.—Vendor
  • Item #GRV0018

Tech Specs

Shaft Rating
Pick Material
Shaft Material
Claimed Weight
(58cm) 16.8 oz
Recommended Use
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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My mountain friend.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I don't go in the mountains without this. Reasonably light and the 66 cm size is very versatile. I'm 6'3" and have rarely wished for a longer shaft. For the real steep stuff the shorter shaft works really well. I highly recommend.

Quiver of one axe

    Brilliant versatility.

    This tool performs flawlessly in anything from moderate snow to easy ice.

    I often double it up with a whippet when I'm climbing to a ski objective and this combo is very confidence inspiring.

    How do you find the angled head vs straight shaft performs in a skimo application? Am getting to where I need to ride with an axe to self arrest while splitboarding, but haven't had the opportunity to test out multiple brands/tools. Any insight you can share?

    Wicked Piolet

      This axe has every feature I wanted: T Rated shaft for confident stomper belays, hot forged head for strength (and sexiness!), and a shaft profile that works well for everything from flat-land walking to steep, hard ice. Bonuses: Stupid light weight, typical excellent Grivel quality (and swanky trademark yellow), feels good in the hand, and a very functional long style leash included. What's not to like?

      Light and durable

        I have used it over two dozen times and it shows only minimal signs of wear. Plunges and swings nicely and the shaft bend is handy on ice. Works well on steep alpine ice. (I have used a pair of them on a 70 degree ice slope and had no funny feelings about it.) The pick comes already sharpened, unlike some other axes.

        very good

          my first axe, so not much to compare to other than what i've seen in the stores. Bombproof and lightweight compared to others. Solid forged head is visually stronger than others. I bought this for its weight and full "T" rating and so far has been great.

          What size should I get?

          So for a versatile size, measure the distance between the tip of your middle finger while at your side and the malleolus of your ankle. This will provide the most versatile size for you.

          If you intend to be on steeper terrain mostly, then you can use a shorter axe, if you are going to be on more moderate flatter terrain then a longer axe will suit you better.

          You can call or email me directly. 801-736-6398, or

          Does this come with the easy slider and...

          Does this come with the easy slider and stretch leash like on Grivel's website or does it come with a long leash as in this picture?

          Also, I've been using a 70cm Raven but plan to do some steeper routes. I see this axe comes in shorter sizes than the Raven. What are people's recommendations on length for the bent shaft axes?

          Length of shaft depends on your height - the steeper terrain you go, generally, the shorter the axe you use.

          An easy way to measure for an axe is to hold it while standing relaxed. The spike at the bottom should barely touch the ground when you stand fully upright with your arms at your sides.

          Positive clearance picks offer a bit better performance for ice - ie: your bent shaft and pick affect this. The pic is the older generation of Grivel's axe - this axe should come with the current slider.