The Petzl Quark Ice Tool has been redesigned, making it even more in a position to take on steep ice and any alpine terrain You’ll be able to throw its way. Petzl added a collapsible finger rest that folds up into the shaft for a lower profile, and locks by the use of a button that may be easily operated, even with gloves on. The deal with received a makeover, too, with the front and sides of the old model being flattened into a more rectangular shape that increases grip efficiency. It also boasts reasonably more room, allowing you to keep your hand in a more natural position, reducing pump as you work hard on steep pitches. The Quark’s shaft received an update, too. It’s now hydroformed into a three-dimensional shape that’s reasonably narrower in the front than in the back, allowing you to optimize your grip when moving up couloirs or other low-angle terrain. Additionally, the hole for clipper leashes has been got rid of, making the shaft stronger overall.Petzl added a nylon plastic insert between the head and shaft of the Quark to reinforce the connection, which also makes the head reasonably lighter. You’ll be able to add any of Petzl’s head accessories to the new Quark, and use it with most of Petzl’s heads for added versatility on whatever terrain you are going for.
Length: [shaft] 19.7in
Claimed Weight: 1lb 3oz
Beneficial Use: ice climbing, mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty: 3 year