Petzl Quark Ice Tool Hammer

  • Stock #: 85722
  • Availability: Out of Stock

Description

The QUARK is a versatile ice axe, designed primarily for technical mountaineering and for ice climbing. Because of the head's modular construction, it adapts to any situation. The QUARK is easy to use: its balance and its ICE pick allow solid placements on any type of ice. Hooking is more efficient, thanks to the clearance under the head and to the shape of the pick. The GRIPREST and the TRIGREST hand rest ensure a comfortable, powerful grip adapted to leashless climbing.


  • Structure is entirely modular for adapting the ice axe to the activity and context:
    • equipped with the HAMMER, the TRIGREST hand rest and the GRIPREST, the QUARK is a versatile tool adapted to technical mountaineering and ice climbing (an adze may also be added, if necessary)
    • equipped with MASSELOTTES pick weights (optional), and without the HAMMER, the QUARK has an exceptional swing adapted to the coldest ice. It is ideal for ice climbing.
    • without any accessories, the QUARK weighs only 460 g, making it an ultra-high performance ice axe for snow couloirs, for example.
  • Interchangeable ICE pick is tapered at the tip (3 mm) for easy penetration, even in cold ice. Its shape allows stable hooking on both ice and rock.
  • Ergonomic over-molded handle provides a good grip, even for small hands, and insulation from the cold. The lower part of the shaft penetrates snow perfectly when the ice axe is used in piolet-canne (without the GRIPREST).
  • Carabiner hole under the GRIPREST
  • The TRIGREST hand rest braces the hand and the index finger (easily adjustable without tools) The upper part, equipped with the grip, allows the user to comfortably switch hands. The lower trigger is used to brace the index finger to improve the stability of the ice axe and increase striking precision. It also serves as the locking lever of the TRIGREST

 

  • Weight: 605 g
  • Sold with type T ICE pick (U19 ICE), MASSELOTTES pick weights (U21600) and GRIPREST
  • Type T shaft
  • Made in France
  • 3-year guarantee
  • Standards: CE/UIAA

 

Reviews

Trigger Happy Review by Danger Dave
Lighter than the nomic, the quark felt like nothing in your hand when swinging, The new trigger function takes some getting used to but offer some grip versatility and is easy to adjust. I would be curious to try this tool with pick weight on, but was overall very happy with my first run using these tools. (Posted on 2/5/2013)
Best Pure Ice Tool I have Ever Used Review by Pearson [GearX Staff]
These ice tools worked extremely well in all of the conditions in which I used them. Upon initial comparison with previous generations of the Petzl Quark the new version is significantly shorter and has a slightly steeper pick angle. The trigger rest took a bit of getting used to and tinkering to find the correct positioning of it for my hand. However, once I found a comfortable position for the trigger rest I found that it allowed me to grip the tool with less force and still feel very secure on the tool. The accesories (hammer and adze) were very functional and I found that they were easier to use when I choked up a bit on the shaft of the tool. I was very impressed by the minimal amount of ice that the picks displace in brittle conditions and their lack of tendancy to "dinner-plate" the ice. In very soft conditions the picks sink to the hilt if the user is not used to the ease with which these pick penetrate the ice they will end up wrestling with the tool to remove them from each placement. This is an all around great tool. The BEST ice tool I have EVER used. (Posted on 10/14/2010)

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