Nomic Leashless Ice Climbing Tool


Nomic Leashless Ice Climbing Tool
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Nomic Leashless Ice Climbing Tool
Manufacturer Petzl
Page By Dow Williams
Page Type Jan 23, 2010 / Jan 23, 2010
Object ID 6800
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Product Description

The Petzl Nomic Ice Climbing Tool is built for the hardest ice and mixed routes in the world. Its staggered leashless grip eliminates pick shift on rock and helps this tool swing effortlessly into ice. The adjustable bottom GRIPREST perfectly fits the Nomic to your hand for incredible security. Weighing only 1lb 4oz, this precision mixed tool also comes with 2oz head weights to increase penetration on pure ice routes. With an aggressive, Astro Pick, the Nomic hooks the smallest edges and steinpulls with incredible ease.


Material: Aluminum Length: 48cm Pick Included: Astro Recommended Use: Ice and mixed climbing Weight: [Without weights] 1lb 4oz, 575g; [with weights] 1lb 6oz Warranty: 1 Year Country of Origin: France (Includes Monaco)



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Dow Williams - Jan 23, 2010 7:08 pm - Voted 5/5

has had these for several seasons now. Amazing tool on hard ice. One swing almost always sinks perfectly. The grip is amazing compared to any other I have used. Extremely light. He does a lot of mixed with them, I would own them if all I did was the hardest of ice.

redcell6613 - Apr 26, 2010 8:50 pm - Hasn't voted

I love these tools. Very sticky, grip is angled nice, however, for routes that are 100% ice I was not happy with the mixte picks that came on these tools. I ordered a second set of picks....cascade style...they work a lot better in ice for me.
Get yourself a spare roll of the Petzl grip tape, as after 2 seasons the grippy rubber tape on the mid-handle area came unwound on mine. Awesome tools overall.

funkyicemonkey - Dec 5, 2010 11:23 am - Hasn't voted

The Good The bad The Ugly
After climbing with these for 4 yeas, as well as testing several other brands my conclusion is simple. These are the only technical axes to have. They are not designed for any ice under say 85 degrees, they are not for easy or even moderate mountain routes. They are for ICE and Rock alone. So if you read a review about their inability to climb lower angles then they absolutely miss the point (pun intended). They are fabulous but they are beginning to fatigue and flex after a lot of hard climbing. The newer ones may have addressed this. EXCELLENT AXES.

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