Grivel Jorasses 2.0 Ice Axe w/ Easy Slider

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Grivel Jorasses 2.0 Ice Axe w/ Easy Slider - Solidly built and sturdy enough for professionals, Grivel's Jorasses 2.0 is a well-balanced ice axe with a very efficient and ergonomic swing.

Country of Origin: Imported

Lining and Layers:

  • Blade is reinforced by a “web” that follows the strength lines

Support and Cushioning:

  • Easy Slider hand rest can slide to tail end of shaft when hand support is needed and can also slide to the top end in walking mode—it supports the hand, protecting it from violent blows against the wall


  • One-piece forged chromoly steel head with shovel; teeth along entire length of neoclassical pick


  • Ergal 7075 light alloy shaft corresponds to CE and UIAA norms
  • Certified T UIAA
  • Grivel makes climbing products in Italy with a completely solar-powered factory
  • Modified reverse curve inclination so the blade can be swung around naturally, providing superb placement in varied types of ice
  • Elastic sling system avoids loss of the tool when climbing on rock or ice
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Blade type:New Classic
Weight:1 lb. 1.5 oz.
Weight (Grams):495 g

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Grivel Jorasses 2.0 Ice Axe w/ Easy Slider Review:


versatile alpinist's tool

Most notable is the Jorasses' easy,natural swing and nicely weighted balance in an lightweight tool.
The Grivel is great as an versatile and highly efficient do-it-all alpine axe.
The narrow pick profile penetrates well, places securely and produces minimal shattering on hard alpine ice.

However, this tool is too light, and the shaft curvature too gentle for extensive multi-pitch bashing on hard water ice and hooking.
IMO, this is an near ideal ,almost definitively modern example of a classic European guide's piolet.
In my estimation,if one's technique is good, there's very few classic alpine routes that the Grivel Jorasses 2.0 wouldn't be appropriate for, particularly if one is carrying a supplementary second tool.
My only minor issue is that the "easy slider" does not clip as positively to the head as I would like when extended to it's uppermost position on the shaft tho, I've not actually had it release and slip in the field to date.
caterham at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 12/12/2013