Grivel The Tech Machine Carbon (2018 model)

£124.99
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A technical, leashless axe for alpine, hard Scottish mixed or steep ice climbing. The Tech Machine Carbon is both strong, with a T rated shaft and blade, and the lightweight carbon shaft means it weighs in at 625g.

Grivel The Tech Machine Carbon (2018 model)

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£124.99
£250.00
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A technical, leashless axe for alpine, hard Scottish mixed or steep ice climbing.
 
The Tech Machine is both strong, with a T rated shaft and blade, and lightweight with the carbon fibre shaft gaining it 35g over the standard version. The new handle is very comfortable to use over long periods, it's well insulated and includes a spike on the base which is useful for topping out and for use on approach and can be used as an attachment point for a spring leash to keep them secure.
 
The balance of The Tech Machine is quite neutral, rather than being head heavy, which makes it a great all-round technical tool but this can be adapted with the addition of the optional hammer (Mix pick required), making the balance a bit more top heavy meaning more efficient placements on longer routes and in ice that's hard to penetrate
 
It comes with the Grivel's new Ice Blade which is tapered (3mm at the point) for excellent penetration, even in brittle ice, yet is strong enough to see you through any tough mixed sections or even a dry tooling session or two.  
 
The shaft is a carbon composite of light alloy and carbon fibre (basically a carbon wrap on an alloy shaft). The benefit of this versus the standard all alloy construction is that you achieve the same CE rating (400Kg) but shave off 20g per axe. Also the carbon version feels a little more top heavy in the hand than the standard version so it would be better suited to cascade climbing whereas the standard version would be better on mixed ground.
 
For mixed climbing, it is possible to retrofit the Mix Blade (4.2mm at the point) which is available as a direct replacement as well as a hammer and an adze.
 
Weight: 625g.

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