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Elvis

Charlet Moser Quark

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Realizing this is a steep ice tool, does the radical curve make low angle ice awkward? (e.g. approaches)

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No. Low angle ice is fucking easy with a Quark. I led many WI2's with them last year no problem [big Grin]

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Low angle, or steep ice is no problem for such a tool. However, for any radically curved tool, use of anything but the pick is awkward, IMAO. Using the adze, hammer, or shaft on such a tool will make you feel "rhythmically caucasian."

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The plastic molding on the hand grips will get mangled pretty quickly if you use them for planting, clearing crampons of snow etc. Both my Quasars and my Giiirlfriend's Quarks have suffered from this. I use my third tool for the approaches.

 

Once you're climbing it shouldn't make much difference, WI2 or WI5, although obviously they're designed for the latter.

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