The lack of load rating for the lower spike is a major issue to worry most climbers
Awesome product. Varuste has the best prices anywhere. Live in Canada. Shop eBay and Amazon and prices can’t compare. Saved $140 per tool compared to MEC. I couldn’t even buy the older model used for the price I paid at varuste. Highly recommend.
Excellent ice climbing and mixed ice axes, typical in Quebec!
Work much better for pure waterfall ice than tools with less aggressive picks. They swing well and the handles are very ergonomic
I have not tried them yet. I am waiting for the next winter season. I believe it will become powerful gears to enjoy my ice-climbing.
Received with BTR keys to adjust the handle of the ice axes. In the top.
I really like my Petzl Nomic, good handling and comfortable grip fit for the hands.
Great axe but only 4 stars because the spike is molded into plastic and can't be trusted. I'm baffled why on earth an engineer would think that was in anyway ok. Not only that but the instructions provided tell you its ok to hang from the spike. If you look very carefully you can tell the axe shown is not a nomic but a quark.