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Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Taa-k-oon

Manufacturer: Grivel

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Page By: tommi

Created/Edited: Feb 2, 2007 / Feb 2, 2007

Object ID: 2483

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Product Description

The new generation of ice tool specifically for technical climbing on all of the world’s mountains.
The deep clearance curve cheats past radical terrain barriers without levering the pick out of the ice.
The shaft is covered with a new non-slip grip material, handle made of pure silicone.
An adjustable “trigger” distributes weight onto the strongest finger and the ergonomic “Horn” supports the hand, protecting it from violent blows against the wall.
It also is a safe and balanced support for the ice axe against ice.
The Horn can be detached when a completely free spike is requested.
The first tool tested on the new winter 2003/2004 game: the “total dry”.
The Taa-k-oon is a must have for “leashless” climbing.


Interchargeable blade and shovel / Hammer
CE Shaft resistance 400kg
Length: 50cm
Weight: 730 gr. / 25,75 ozs



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Voted 4/5

A very extreme ice and mixed tool. Very good handling, very rough and heavier then the most tools, you will feel it after a climbing day.
The silicone grip is good and the trigger is a very comfortable accessoir for leashless climbing.
The downside of this great piece of gear is the really high price and , my opinion, the weight.
I tried to climb with leashes this season, but forget it, you don´t need them and they handicap you more than they are useful
Posted Feb 2, 2007 1:04 pm

jriskuSolid piece of gear

Voted 4/5

I've climbed with Taa-k-oons for several years. It's solid piece of equipment. The grip is good, it sticks well and I like the "Grivel swing". The downside of this is the weight. It's really, really heavy.
Posted Apr 7, 2011 6:41 am

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