Training dry-tools made for safe indoor use.
These tools are shaped like real ice tools to simulate the touch and feel of real ice climbing and dry tooling.
The pick is covered with a sturdy rubber, to protect the rock climbing holds and still give a good grip like a rock climbing shoe.
The tools are made from multiple layers of laminated wood for great strength and durability.
- The tools are sold in pairs
- weight is 175 grams
- axial Strength 1000 N
- replaceable rubber pads available on request
These tools are made for indoor use only! They are perfect for bouldering and toprope climbing.
Please make sure that the tools are secured to the climbing rope!
Use a leash or bungee :Do NOT connect the leash directly to the harness since this might result in loading the tools with more that body weight and the leash/ tools might brake and result in flying and falling parts. Always use a helmet when climbing with any form of ice tools!
How to safely use Verticals indoor drytool axes:
– wear a helmet
– connect the tools to a leash available here:
– attach the leash to the rope (nothing else)
– place the tools on positive holds only
– never torque the tool (holds may brake!)
1. Why should I not connect the leash to my harness? : When falling the tool can stay behind on the hold and the leash/hold/tool can break. This will result in the dangerous situation of falling items.
2. Wy not torque on a hold? :The forces will be multiplied due to lever effect by the handle of the tool. The peak forces on a small surface will be really big and so holds can break.
3. Can I use this tool in every gym? : Theoretically yes. But please fist ask permission at your gym owner. Tip: show them this video to explain the safety precautions.
4.Is it normal for the rubber to wear so fast? : yes the rubber will wear out relatively fast in the beginning. It’s like climbing shoes; the edge will wear fast but when it’s slightly rounded you can still use it for a long time. Just like with climbing shoes you can replace the rubber and adjust the rubber to your preferences by using softer or harder rubber as replacement. Climbing shoe rubber will work well too!
5. Can I adjust the handle shape? : Yes but as with any type of equipment; when you adapt the equipment any warranty will be void.
6. Can I put my body weight in the accessory cord that is attached to the axes? : no you can not hang in the axes. The cord is made thin on purpose so it will break on impact to avoid breaking holds or injury when your tool gets stuck. Thus it’s a stop-drop purpose only.
7. Can I practice ‘stein pulls’ with the tools? : No. As the holds in a gym are not designed to withstand the force of such a pull and will break.