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Grivel Light Machine Hammer
  • Grivel Light Machine Hammer
  • Grivel Light Machine Hammer Head

Light Machine Hammer

Grivel

Rating

My vote: None ( 6 avg )

Description

Created for technical mountaineering and alpine climbing, The Light Machine quickly makes the transition from gully ice to postholing on the way to the summit. Equipped with the Easy Slider, a hand rest that slides to the top of the shaft when plunging your tools in snow or to the bottom when climbing to give extra hand support and grip. The Spring Leash keeps the tool tethered to your harness, marking it impossible to lose. It's hot forged picks are rugged and durable and the Cyclops eye on the head of the axe allows easy racking on ice clippers, carabiners and adding leashes.

Retail price

US$ 219.95

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Weight (g / oz)

Weight (g / oz)

In grams and ounces, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.

The weight is the packaged weight. If there are differences in weight (due to optional accessories) we'll note them here.

555 g / 19.60 oz­
Length (cm) 50 cm
Head Details Hammer (pair: Light Machine Adze )
2 Screw adjustment
Ice Rating ­
Shaft: T / Type 2
Picks Included with the tool:
Machine Mix Blade
Other Picks Available:
Machine Ice Blade
Pommel & Grip

Pommel & Grip

Upper Pommel

Fixed: An upper pommel that is fixed in place (it cannot move up/down the shaft nor can it be taken off).

Adjustable: An upper pommel that can move up and down the shaft.

Removable & Adjustable: An upper pommel that is completely removable and also adjustable.

Removeable: An upper pommel that is either on or off (it cannot move up/down the shaft).

None: If there is no upper pommel that comes standard (there may or may not be options to buy separately).

Lower Pommel

Fixed: A lower pommel that is fixed in place (the angle cannot be changed nor can it be taken off).

Adjustable: A lower pommel that can change angle or location on the tool.

Removable: When the lower pommel can be removed but not adjusted.

None: If there is no lower pommel that comes standard (there may or may not be options to buy separately).

Upper Pommel: None
Lower Pommel: Adjustable
Grip Size: 1 size fits all (not adjustable)
Materials ­Head: Chromolly Steel
­Grip: Rubber
Certification

Certifications

The main climbing gear certifications are CE and UIAA--and normally the UIAA creates the rules that the CE body also supports. When possible, we try to list all the certifications the product carries.

To sell a climbing product in Europe, the device must be CE certified. There are no official requirements to sell climbing gear in the US. The UIAA certification is a voluntary process.

Learn More

Rock and Ice Certifications Guide
CE, UIAA
Details of Grivel Machine Series Ice Tools
Grivel Machine Series Ice Tools

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To sum up our experience, we found the Grivel Light Machine to be a great technical alpine tool. Most of our testers agreed that if they were heading to route that required ice climbing they would take the Light Machine as their main tool on the climb. Grivel quality is still second to none and we found this to be true in our testing. MSRP is $219.95 and can be bought at many climbing shops including Libertymountain.com.