Rated 3 out of
Decent Picks, Wrong DescriptionFYI, this product is a single replacement steep-angle "mixed" pick -- same as those that come stock on the Raptors -- not the new "ice" pick with the decreased angle, as described.,,,,That said, the mixed picks held up pretty well through my first season of use, but aren't ideal on pure ice climbs. Still, they weren't terrible to stick or clean. ,,,,I did get a slight bend to one from torquing on mixed climbs. I weighed about 185 without gear at the time. I've had the same happen on a Black Diamond Laser pick, but not on the Titan picks yet -- so maybe this indicates the "mixed" pick is less burly than the BD T-rated picks.,,,,Trango has a new "ice" pick with a decreased angle out for the Raptor that I'm hoping will handle better on pure ice climbing days this winter. I thought I was ordering that when I bought two of this item, but I just received mixed picks. Whoops. Now I have spares and will probably order the "ice" version direct from Trango.