/ Grivel Airtech evo axes

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AdCo82 on 18 Feb 2013
who has used them together as an axe and hammer as technical tools for the likes of Scottish winter?

how do you rate them?

What grades and type of route have you used them on?

Cheers,

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kyaizawa - on 18 Feb 2013
In reply to An Triubhas:

Used a "pair" (2 adzes) for a day on Great End, and climbed Chimney Finish at IV 5 (turf/mixed route), so it is possible to climb to mid grades with them.

However, it was definitely hard work, pumpy and painful - swing isn't great, they were too long, leashes were a faff, picks had a tendency to get stuck and definitely not enough clearance (massively bruised knuckles). Climbing with DMM Rebels the next day was a huge improvement (despite them being one of my least favorite axes).

Great axe to use as a single on a walking/easy routes day, otherwise, there are much much better tools out there (I now use Quarks).

Finally, with the price of Evos as they are (80 per axe cheapest??), it's probably better and not much more expensive to get a set of DMM Flys or a second hand pair on here.

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