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A technical tool when you need to remain light and fast.
The Light Machine Ice Tool is part of Grivel's new Machine Series of ice tools that are designed specifically for technical mountaineering on some of the world's toughest routes. Chromoly steel is durable and lightweight, and it won't give up on you when you need it most. A rubber shaft grip ensures good grip, while the attached ferrule provides knuckle protection and allows for easier rests. The attached leash helps to safeguard against dropping your tool in a bad situation.
- Chromoly steel
- Rubber shaft grip
- Steel spike
- Attached ferrule
- 50cm length
- Item #GRV000B
- Q & A
Fast & Light for Alpine Ascents
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Used this tool on two summits in patagonia recently. Performed very well in ice/mixed up to 70 degrees pitch : Surprisingly good for a simple and light tool. Very good for fast ascents when grams matter.
Can you confirm that the pick is B rated and shaft is T rated? It looks like a T rated pick.
Spoke to Grivel, the shaft & pick are both T rated. Sorry for the confusion and we are going to update our site.
How acceptable would these be for B/C skiing? I know the length is short, but shape appears to be acceptable for a single quiver axe(s) for both ice climbing and ski mountaineering in the NE. Any comments, warnings or alternate suggestions?
This would be very acceptable for backcountry skiing and mountaineering in general. Would be lacking performance on vertical ice but, definitely better performing than a straight shafted traditional mountaineering axe.