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North Machine Ice Tool
- Technical ice axe for alpinism and ice
- Ice-specific blade is interchangeable with mixed and dry blades
- Solid aluminum shaft with rubber handle
- Hammer or adze option
- Item #GRVR05Y
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April 6, 2020
All you need for big alpine missions
I have been using the Grivel North Machine for a few years now. They have been my tools of choice on climbs ranging from the Cassin Ridge on Denali, to the Ragni on Cerro Torre. The tools are really light weight and aggressive enough for anything you may encounter in an alpine setting. Before the North Machines I was using the Quantum Tech and I did love the size of the pinky rest on those tools. At first glance I was skeptical on the size of the pinky rest on the North Machines. After significant use I have found the pinky rest is slightly small for really steep or cauliflowered ice. However it plunges into the snow with very little resistance. This is an alpine dream tool I recommend for anyone looking for a lightweight technical tool for long committing alpine climbs. If you are looking for a steep ice and mixed tool check out the dark machine or tech machine.