Petzl Ergo

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The Ergo Ice Axe/Tool from Petzl has a interchangeable Dry pick which is tapered at the tip for easy penetration, even in cold ice.The thickness of the pick makes it stronger when slotted and torqued. The hooking teeth, located on the bottom and top (for reverse positions) stabilize the ice axe.

- CampSaver.com

The Petzl Ergo is Petzl's answer to hard, steep mixed terrain. A huge clearance shaft allows for easy hooking on overhanging terrain and the shaft and handle build prevents the Petzl Ergo from skating off tiny holds. -- Ergonomic molded handle offers multiple grip options-- Length of handle may be adjusted to fit hands and gloves-- Fully modular head that can use head weights or hammer-- Very curved shaft allows for great clearance when on bulges and overhangs-- Shaft and handle design minimizes pick shift when matching hands-- Serrated blade under the Griprest offesr a more secure hold coming out of steep sections-- Interchangeable Dry pick that can handle the abuse of torques and stein pulls-- Included Dry pick is tapered at the tip (3 mm) for penetration and strength-- Length: 50 cm-- CEN-T certified shaft -- Made in France

- OMCgear

Petzl designed the Ergo Ice Tool from the ground up to give you every possible advantage on the hardest mixed climbs in the world. The staggered lower grip eliminates pick shift when matching, and a third pommel lets you match and choke up as much as you need to get into position for the next long reach.

- Backcountry.com

The Ergo is the ultimate tool for the most difficult dry tooling pitches and the most unlikely ice columns The ultracurved shaft offers exceptional clearance under the head and allows a wider repertoire of movement The adjustable ergonomic handle allows multiple grip positions and limits the risk of pick shift when switching hands The strong curve of the handle creates an ideal angle for prolonged suspensions and significantly increases power when pullingFeaturesErgonomic molded handle offers multiple grip options The length of the handle may be adjusted to fit the size of the hand and gloveSpecific shape of the shaft and the handle limits the risk of pick shift when switching handsFully modular head for adapting the ice axe to the activity and contextEquipped with Masselottes pick weights the Ergo ensures precise efficient purchase in the iceWithout the Masselottes pick weights the Ergo becomes considerably lighter for dry toolingEquipped with a Hammer the Ergo can be used to place pitonsInterchangeable Dry pick is tapered at the tip 3 mm for easy penetration even in cold ice The thickness of the pick 4 mm makes it stronger when slotted and torqued The hooking teeth located on the bottom and top for reverse positions stabilize the ice axeGriptape on the upper handle provides better grip and thermal insulationSerrated blade under the Griprest for better hold coming out of steep sections in hard snow or iceThird adjustable handle with Trigrest hand rest for climbing even higher when hooking makes it possible or for switching hands more easily

- Bentgate.com