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    Purveyors of the very finest climbing equipment for 50 years.

    Joe Brown is considered the foremost rock climber and mountaineer of his generation, and perhaps the greatest all round mountaineer ever. You can read a biography of his climbing career if you click here.

    In 1966 Joe opened the Llanberis climbing shop with his wife Val. The Capel Curig shop opened a couple of years later and over the years the shops have earned the reputation of being among the best specialist climbing equipment and outdoor gear shops in the UK.

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  • Petzl Quark Ice Axe

    The Petzl Quark is primarily a technical mountaineering axe, yet is incredibly versatile, at home on steep water ice and mixed ground as well as alpine faces.

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    With Pre-Order, you can purchase the latest items added to our store in advance of them arriving with us.

    You Pre-Order is prioritised (at no additional charge); meaning that, as soon as the product arrives with us, we can wrap it straight back up and get it sent out to you - it often never even hits the stock room shelves!


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    Petzl Quark Ice Axe Description

  • Brand : Petzl
  • Season : Perennial
  • Code : 5006683
  • Weight : 0KG
  • The Petzl Quarks are fantastic ice climbing tools; with ample clearance, aggressive teeth and a lovely swing balance. 

    Designed primarily for technical mountaineering and for ice climbing and because of the Quark's modular head construction, it adapts to any situation, making the quark one of the most  versatile ice tools available.

    The Quark is smooth and balanced; the interchangeable ICE T pick is tapered to 3mm for excellent penetration in all ice types, and is shaped for stable hooking on both rock and ice. For leashless climbing the Griprest and the Trigrest combine to ensure a comfortable, powerful grip. Flick the bottom of the Trigrest up, and you can adjust the position with ease.

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    • Equipped with the hammer, the Trigrest hand rest and the Griprest, the Quark can easily be used leashless, or with an optional Petzl FREELOCK or CLIPPER leash.
    • The Quark weighs only 460 g (clean), 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  easily adjustable TRIGREST hand rest braces the hand and the index finger and is new for 2010.  Works brilliantly when climbing leashless.
    • Weight - 550g
    • Comes complete with:
      • T rated ICE pick
      • Hammer
      • 3 Year Guarantee
      • T rated shaft

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