Grivel - Reparto Corse - Force (Fall 2016)
Created for the modern drytooler and competition climber where the route is more rock than ice, the Force is the ultimate in hooking and dry tooling performance. The Force's shaft angle allows matching or changing grip anywhere on the shaft without the pick shifting.
Grivel has for nearly 200 years led the development of Ice Climbing equipment, but to move ahead in this rapidly changing “fast &furious” new age of technology and materials, they decided to make a radical improvement in their approach to development. They created a new department, a real Laboratory for Development, a place to explore the possible and beyond. With all these recent changes in materials and design they chose to invest in this bright future, brought about by mixed climbing, competition and rising standards. To head this new department they brought in a new face, Stefano Azzali, a man devoted to climbing and climbing equipment, no stranger to high tech radical materials. Stefano’s work in this field of new technologies and avant garde design qualifies him to lead “Grivel’s Racing Development” (Grivel Reparto Corse).