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The cold world of skimo & alpine climbing

The cold world of skimo & alpine climbing

Monday, December 23, 2013

Using the modern ice tools




A tutorial here on the use of  modern tools.  BD Cobra in use on lead in this instance.  While the photographer was soloing with a pair of Nomics.  Solid WI3 terrain and perfect ice conditions.  

http://coldthistle.blogspot.com/2013/02/i-climbing-techniques.html

2 comments:

Mike said...

Hi Dane, please check this out: http://www.valleyvertical.com/2013/03/why-you-should-use-upper-grip-on-your.html
I have the Cassin X Dry tools and I don't think it is a good idea to use the upper grip, unless You have really good placement.

Poncho said...

First tools I was started matching hands on was the original Quark with a second grip added. The author you have sent a link to pretty much covered it I think, with "I was really pumped and not climbing in control."