The feather weight ice axe for alpinists: 515 grams! An ideal choice for climbers who prefer the reduced weight and easy handling of a simple tool that retains all the characteristics of a Grivel ice axe.
DECENT FEATURES of the Grivel Matrix Light Ice Axe with Hammer
Made with durable chromoly steel
Fitted with hammer on the reverse
Angle in the shaft is high up as this maximises the distance between shaft and anchorage points
Straight lower section of the shaft makes penetration easier even in hard snow
The SPECS of the Grivel Matrix Light Ice Axe with Hammer
Reverse positive blade
Weight: 18.2 oz
Length: 50 cm
Rated 4 out of
Initial ImpressionsInitial impressions this ice axe are good. The weight is great and its well balanced. I like that these can still be used for plunging. My main complaint is the easy slider attachment which is sold separately. The easy slider come with 2 screws that are supposed to screw into the spikes rivet. The rivet is not threaded and slightly smaller so they do not fit and forcing them to become stuck and make the rivet spin. If you get the easy slider throw away the screws. Take a tap and thread the rivet so it can take a small socket head bolt instead. Put on the socket head bolt with Teflon washers and blue loctite. I works much better and looks really professional.