/ PRODUCT NEWS: WITH VIDEO: e-climb Ice Axes
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It looks as though you could belay two second climbers off the axehead! Is that intentional or just lightening holes that look like a Reverso type device?
Just visited the website...
It's well worth the visit just for the welcome help!
Yes, seems the holes are designed for belaying and abseiling as well as a few other neat things. All really clever and creative designs too... :-)
All we need now is a belay device that can be used as a spare ice axe ;-)
They have some sort of changable head so that you can replace blunt teeth.
We met some French climbers on Ben Nevis this past winter who had some of these, and they seemed to really rate them. They were lighter than the usual BD/Grivel/Petzl/DMM offerings, and (apparently) the replaceable tips are a boon - sort of stuck on with glue, I gathered, so they don't unscrew themselves apart, but not permanently.
I keep meaning to buy some - with a more favourable exchange rate than a while ago, now might be the time...
Looks like the company does re-usable screamers too, some clever thinking going on.
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