The "Little Terror" Ice Tool

Introducing a junior-sized ice tool for all of those young aspiring ice climbers out there.  After taking many kids out ice climbing over the years and watching them struggle with full-sized ice tools I saw a need for a smaller tool that would be easier for kids to handle.  The Little Terror is designed as a low-cost and low-performance ice tool specifically for kids weighing less than 100lbs learning the basics of ice climbing in a top-roping environment.  The picks are not replaceable but the target price of the Little Terrors are $100/pair which is equivalent to the cost of a set of new picks for regular ice tools on the market today.

 


 

          Little Terror                            Petzl Nomic

 

Though I have personally climbed moderate routes with the Little Terror for the purposes of testing it is not intended to be used as a 3rd tool.  The one-piece pick and shaft with integrated handle ("full tang") is made from alloy steel which will fully support the weight of a full grown adult but it is not designed to withstand severe side-to-side flex or torquing.  The steel shaft and handle is sandwiched between pieces of impact resistant plastic.

 

 

Please contact mike@adventure-science.com for more information and availibility. 

 

The Little Terror was recently demoed by kids at the 2018 Smugg's Ice Bash

 

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