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Anonymouswrote a review of on March 4, 2008

5 5

Used these for 5 days in the White Mtns. on a Snow climb, two gulley climbs in Huntington's Ravine, and two days of ice and they performed much better than expected. I have the 57cm in Adze and Hammer and they were great on vertical NEI3/4 grade climbs, in the piolet-canne position they plunged very well, performed self-arrest flawlessly. I have the tech picks on both and self arrest was fast and not a problem. They stuck well, hammered well, and chopped well....what more do you need from a technical mountain tool? If you are heading to the hills and know you are going to be doing some technical climbing as well as snow climbing (think Liberty Ridge, Mt Washington, N. Face of Mt Baker) this is the tool for you. Not as sweet as some of the other vertical ice tools I used but then again, they are not as good on snow.