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Grivel Haute Route with Simple Leash Ice Axe

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    An essential safety tool for backcountry tours and low-angle glacier travel.

    Attach the Grivel Haute Route Ice Axe to your pack before embarking on your next solo ski tour. Weighing in at less than 320 grams, this axe feels practically non-existent on your back and therefore won't throw you off balance while you skin up.
    • The 45-degree angle cut is excellent for self-arrest
    • Small, compact shovel included for pit tests, rescue, hammering, or digging a tent base
    • Hot-forged shaft with grip promotes easy, comfortable maneuverability
    • Not recommended for vertical ice climbing
    • Item #GRV0103

    Tech Specs

    Shaft Rating
    B (280 kg)
    Pick Material
    carbon steel (hot forged)
    Claimed Weight
    11.2 oz
    Recommended Use
    ski touring
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    Misleading weight!!

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    The axe actually weighs 13.5 oz, not the claimed 11.2 oz.
    I bought the axe simply because of its low claimed weight so this was really disappointing!
    Other than weight, this axe balanced throughout the shaft because of its small head. The pick is short and the adze is really quite small --both of which are to save weight. The adze is welded onto the pick, which looks maybe a little funky, but they did a good job welding it.
    This is shortest, lightest, real ice axe you can get (by real I mean a steel head). If you want something lighter, you will be looking at the CAMP Corsa. But the Corsa has an aluminum head that really seems precarious to use and you wouldn't want to arrest on that. For something that you can plunge over and over again, this will be the better bet.
    Also, the Corsa Nanotech is definitely a worth checking out. It's somewhere between these two in terms of durability. But keep in mind it does cost a hefty bit more.

    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 bporreca@backcountry.com