Dark Machine - Total Ice Vario

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The ultimate technical ice tool

The Grivel Dark Machine is the ultimate technical ice axe which combines the most advanced technologies and materials into a modern tool, destined for great performances.

Designed for ice climbing, this aggressive technical ice axe has a G-bone carbon composite shaft and full carbon handle that ensure lightness and, at the same time, extreme toughness and durability. Very light at only 490 grams, its geometry offers a higher balance point, that allows a much better swing.

The head is compatible with the Grivel VARIO System, an innovative light and modular system for interchangeable blades and accessories: naked, mini-hammer, hammer and adze (each sold separately). The VARIO System allows you to switch between different blade construction technologies (each sold separately) to find the best combination for any type of terrain. This version comes with the Total Ice Vario blade.


• Activities: ice climbing
• Materials/construction/technologies: steel blades and accessories, carbon composite shaft, full carbon handle, steel tip
• Certification: CE EN 13089, type 2, UIAA 152
• Recommended blades: Ice Vario, Total Ice Vario, Total Dry Vario, Katana Ice Vario, Dry Plus, Ice Blade, Ice Plus Blade (each sold separately)

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