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Number one for a reason.
The Grivel G1+ SA Ice Axe has a hot-forged steel pick for serious durability and a slightly curved shaft to make self-arrests more secure. Grivel also added an ergonomic shape to the head to make it a comfortable place to rest your hand when you're crossing glaciers.
- Slightly curved shaft adds security to self-arrests
- Steel head for extra durability
- Rubberized bottom shaft adds warmth and grip on steep terrain
- Leash included
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All smiles at the summit for Rainier. The Grivel G1 was key to my success.
great GM ax, have taken it all over
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
great GM ax, have taken it all over. Its got a metal pick if you have to swing at something. The slight curve is for arresting and makes pick engagement faster. Feels great in the hand as well. Over all, much better than Al BD junk.
Alright, I don't own this axe but used it extensively for a week and know what I'm talkin about. First, I have huge hands and yet still thought the head was uncomfortable to hold. Big fan o' dat BD! second, the shape?! Yeah it's got that sex appeal. But compared to a Raven it doesnt arrest as well. A hybrid you say? nah man, I had to use this in a pinch on a WI3 pitch, and was pathetic. Either you get tools for snow, or straight axes in between. Don't dabble in the limbo in between.
Conditions barely warranted an axe and crampons (6"-12" snow with 1/2' ice on top). But, I wanted to play.
Mount Rainier Summit
This is the G1+ SA
A word of warning. This is the G1+ SA, and not what is pictured, see pic I uploaded. This axe more closely resembles the Nepal SA. It has a curved shaft and no grip. It is still a good axe. If you are looking for an ice axe with a grip, though, this is not what you are looking for.