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The Raptor is our all-around ice and mixed tool. The grip is one-piece molded rubber for comfort, durability and reduced fatigue. The pick penetrates the hardest ice, cleans easily, and comes with removable weights for added versatility.
Balanced geometry perfected
Balanced construction for a solid stick every time
Lightweight aluminum shaft reduces pump
Ergonomic handle design
Mixed pick sold separately
Tapered ice pick cleans easily
Weight: 575 g without pick weights / 640 g with weights
Filling an intermediate niche between DMM's existing ice axes, the Vertex is technically capable on lower grade climbs, yet not too souped-up for walking terrain. Dan Bailey is smitten by this versatile, modular lightweight.
DMM Spire and Spire Tech axes
Light yet solid; simple but effective - DMM's new Spire walking axe and Spire Tech mountaineering axe may not win awards for innovation, but both are superb value for money, says Dan Bailey, with the Spire Tech in particular being a bit of a winner all round.
10 Mar, 2022
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Product News at UKC presents climbing, walking and mountaineering equipment posts that will be of interest to our readers. Please feel free to comment about the post and products on the associated thread.
Looks like a good axe, no mention of a UK price or anyone in the UK that stocks them?
Can't find anything else anywhere on the web!
I recall the Trango Raptor has been in sale in the US for years. At least I don't see any major changes on it... perhaps the pick is a bit different (and perhaps the pick weights, a'la Nomic are new'ish). But from the looks of it, the tool is the same that came out almost a decade ago...https://weighmyrack.com/IceTool/Trango-Raptor
So we, Beta Outdoor Sports, are the UK distributor. We've just brought the Raptor into the UK so it will be heading into shops soon!
Thanks for the reply, I guess I'll just have to wait and see on the price when it turns up at some point in stores!
Two rivets, it's not exactly rocket science is it?