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Petzl Quark Ice Hammer w/ Grip Rest

  • Product Number: 540 - 528078

Versatile ice axe for technical mountaineering and ice climbing. The Quark Hammer is a versatile ice axe designed for technical mountaineering and ice climbing. Its balance and ICE pick allow solid placements on a variety of types of ice. The TRIGREST and GRIPREST handrests make it easy to handle and comfortable in many different situations. They provide a more effective handle grip for difficult sections. Entirely modular, the QUARK ice axe adapts easily to technical, varied terrain, such as snow couloirs, gullies, north faces, and ice routes.


  • Shaft curved below the head and GRIPREST QUARK handrest at the bottom of the shaft to protect the hands on ice climbs
  • Shaft has a steel spike and is straight enough for use in piolet-canne mode
  • Shaft is hydroformed for optimal grip in the middle of the shaft, for snow couloirs
  • Overmolded bi-material handle provides good grip while insulating from the cold
  • TRIGREST QUARK and GRIPREST QUARK handrests strengthen the grip on difficult sections
  • 550 g with PANNE or MARTEAU
  • ICE pick is tapered at the tip (3.3 mm) and versatile across different types of terrain: snow, ice, and mixed
  • Compatible with MASSELOTTES weights to modify the balance and improve the inertia of the ice axe
  • The ALPEN ADAPT system makes it completely modular
  • Entirely modular head allows the technical aspects of the ice axe to be adjusted
  • Interchangeable with ICE, PUR'ICE, DRY, and PUR'DRY picks to adapt to different terrain objectives (snow, ice, or mixed)
  • Adze and hammer are interchangeable
  • TRIGREST QUARK handrest is height adjustable without tools
  • GRIPREST QUARK handrest folds in easily for planting the ice axe in snow
  • Connection hole is compatible with V-LINK elasticated loss-prevention webbing
  • Only 465 g, not including accessories


  • Length of Shaft: 50 cm
  • Weight: 550 g
  • Pick type: 2
  • Shaft type: 2
  • Materials: Aluminum, steel, glass fiber reinforced plastic
  • Certifications: CE, UIAA