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Object Title: Bulldog

Manufacturer: Omega Pacific

Your Opinion: 
 - 4 Votes


Page By: mconnell

Created/Edited: Apr 30, 2002 / Apr 30, 2002

Object ID: 262

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6061 T-6 aircraft-quality aluminum shaft, investment cast 17-4 stainless steel modular heads and picks . . . the Bulldog materials list reads a lot like its brothers, the Venom and the Icemetric. We build the Bulldog for climbers on a budget but we remembered to make it a tool we still love to climb with ourselves. Clearly the best value in ice tools on the market today, the Bulldog is perfect for startup climbers, climbers looking for a second set of tools for taking friends on the ice or even for use singly as a third tool. The shorter length is perfect for smaller people and children.

Available as Hammer and Adze, 40cm, 45cm & 50cm



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mconnellUntitled Review

Voted 1/5

I bought one of these (hammer) a couple of years ago to use as a third tool. It does an acceptable job of that but I would not recommend this for a primary tool. The pick is reasonable (same as other OP tools). The grip is basically tape wrapped around the shaft. The shaft is too small for me to hold onto without really gripping, especially with gloves on. There is no spike, but just the angled bottom of the shaft. The shaft is hollow so plunging it will pack it with ice.

The main selling point of this tool is the price, but when you can get Axars for $30 more there is no reason to buy this tool.
Posted Apr 30, 2002 9:30 am

tbnelsonUntitled Review

Voted 3/5

Excellent price. Okay product. Probably a reasonable tool for beginners who can't rent or buy technical tools as they start out
Posted Oct 14, 2002 8:49 am

cascadeclimber1978Just My Opinion

Voted 2/5

OK but would not recomend for any serious climbers out there as a third tool. I have found I like my Cassin short hammer much better. The Cassin also has a interchangable pick for ice or dry tooling
Posted Jun 12, 2007 3:12 am

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