The Grivel G Zero mountaineering axe stands in a long, illustrious line of climbing equipment dating back to when climbing equipment was first manufactured. The climbing equipment manufacturing company, Grivel, is over 200 years old!
The G Zero is an awesome lightweight classic mountaineering axe, designed and manufactured at the foot of Mont Blanc, the home of alpine climbing.
It’s time to start planning for summer mountaineering adventures! As occasional warm spells arrive with more frequency, spring is soon approaching.
Mountaineering axes stands out as the symbol of mountaineering itself.
A good mountaineering axe is both climbing equipment and protection–as in self-arrest and snow anchor.
We recommend the elegantly-designed Grivel G Zero as a great choice for our Easton Glacier – Intro to Mountaineering Course.
At 425g the 58cm G Zero is light and Light is Right!
Here are some of the features of a classic mountaineering axe:
Longer Length. You use a classic mountaineering axe primarily in your uphill hand as a slope traversing tool. We recommend at least 60-70 cm. You can also use a mountaineering axe as a snow anchor.
Straight Shaft. The straight shaft of a mountaineering axe provides more leverage should you need to self-arrest.
Classic Curve Pick. It is easier to engage a classically curved pick in a self-arrest.
Spike. The pointed metal at the end of the shaft gives you support and balance.
Go to Chicks Easton Glacier – Intro to Mountaineering Course to learn more about mountaineering.