Spike / Pick
A rubber protector that fits the spike of traditional ice axes. Also designed to be used on picks.
|Weight (g / oz)|
Weight (g / oz)
In grams and ounces, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
Unfortunately, for ice accessories in particular, these are not common figures that are given out.
We list as many details here as the manufacturer supplies.
This information is definitely limited for ice accessories.
|Ice Rating (if applicable)|
Most ice accessories do not have a rating. This field is used for ice axe and ice tool accessories like picks, that have an ice rating.
B / Type 1: Basic
T / Type 2: Technical
Note: Even though it looks like the more aggressive picks are T and the flatter picks are B, this is not always the case. The ratings are based on flex, and not the shape.
I’ve been using the Vergo for several months now, and one of the reasons Trango sent me one early was because they knew I’m a huge GriGri fan and very skeptical of competitors. Before the Vergo I would have said there were some OK alternatives, but nothing I had tried would ever replace the GriGri for me. That has changed with the Vergo, as much as it pains me to say anything negative about my beloved GriGri, and there are plenty of days when it’s the only device I take with me to the crag.