Monday, February 04, 2008
The Best Ice Tool: Petzl Nomic
I have used many tools, and firmly believe that the Nomic is the best tool for ice and mixed climbing if you had to only buy one tool for everything. It has become easy enough to modify to put a hammer on them - or do as some of my partners do, carry a small hammer for pounding pins - works better in any case. Other friends of mine are chopping and drilling ice picks to fit them as well. They are light and dont have much pick shift when matching onto the upper grip. Wish I owned a pair. Check them out, www.petzl.com Lower picture is of Billy on Hydrophobia, Canada last March with warmer hands than mine that day.