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Petzl Quark

Weight645 g

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Petzl Quark
4.9 out of 5 based on 11 user reviews.

Cred: 14
Review by aesir on Jan. 30, 2008
Incredible tool! This is one hell of a hooker. Might cost a pretty penny, but will treat you right. In all reality, 70% of the time this tool sets up on the first swing every time. After climbing on antiquated tools, this is night and day. Love them!
Getting used to the leashes. Don't let the strap get wet (hard to do on warmer days). Makes them much harder to tighten up.

Cred: 685
Review by Radoskier on Mar. 08, 2011
These tools are perfect for steeper alpine climbs and allow to be easily held in variety of ways to easily adapt to any climb and steepness.
There is nothing I can say about bad features but I would say that changing out the leashes that attach to the shaft o the tool for leashes that hook to the eye at the base of the tool and back to you harness.
The Black Diamond Viper is a lot like the Quark

Cred: 398
Review by slevasse on Nov. 03, 2008
Love this tool. Most of the time you only require one swing on ice. The tool is has great balance and a nice weight to it. With the grip rests on it, this is an exceptional leashless tool.
If it comes with those slider leashes in the pic, get rid of them. They are crap. Try a BD lockdown leash or androids if you want to have a leash.

Cred: 863
Review by brownie710 on May. 01, 2008
these puppies are the bomb, they make me seem like i can climb better than i really can!!
i can't think of one other than it's super expensive but Mrs Brown bought these for me, she's a sweetie

Cred: 514
Review by brettbrown on Sep. 10, 2009
Great leashed tool. very solid. Heavier than some but I prefer that. Good all around tool for steep ice and alpine climbing.

Cred: 496
Review by chadcummings on Aug. 15, 2008
best there is. ive tried them all
theres better dry tools but not ice

Cred: 5
Review by bridgester53 on Mar. 15, 2011
Secure placement. Weighted so head swings well.
Leashes are maybe unnecessary but it's nice to have the option there.

Cred: 25
Review by fb_740791199 on Apr. 15, 2008
Very good for alpine climbing and winter ice. Picks are quite expensive.

Cred: 169
Review by skillet on Sep. 03, 2008

Cred: 46
Review by fb_866120310 on Apr. 04, 2008

Cred: 60
Review by fb_627344676 on Apr. 16, 2008
love my quarks.
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