The Petzl Gully is the axe we’ve been wanting to see for a long time. It blends the minimalism of a lightweight axe with the features of a larger, heavier, more technical axe that can be necessary for successful objective completion. Multiple head options allow you to select the correct tool for the job. Take the hammer for more technical objectives or choose the adze for general mountaineering and expedition-style skiing. The steel pick has been shaped to increase clearance when you take a swing, but also to release easily while your heart rate is up allowing you to keep moving quickly. The teeth nearest the head have been cleverly removed so your gloves don’t slowly disintegrate while using it to plunge up a couloir. The hand rest is adjustable without tools to fine-tune your hand position, which affords some extra peace of mind when in terrain that could use some peace of mind. A plastic plug in the bottom of the shaft keeps snow from packing in and weighing down your flashy new gear, while the aluminum spike has been shaped to be as efficient as possible while plunging. Designed from the ground-up for technical ski mountaineering, the Gully is optimized for moving fast in the mountains. Sold individually.
|Materials||Tempered steel head, 7075 aluminum handle.|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Ski mountaineering, alpinism, mountaineering|
|Notes||Steel head for long-term picking. Comes as Adze or Hammer|
|Bottom Line||Purpose-built for technical mountaineering and steep skiing.|