Newly modified versions of the NOMIC and ERGO ice axes are available and currently being shipped to all Petzl distributors.
The new versions are for sale and can also be exchanged with the 2010 versions of the NOMIC and ERGO with serial numbers between 10208 and 10329. See the information from 21 December 2010.



Upgrades have been made to the construction and strength of the GRIPREST to meet Petzl quality requirements.

GRIPREST pioletsGRIPREST piolets


PictoExchanging 2010 versions

2010 versions of NOMIC and ERGO with serial numbers between 10208 and 10329 are covered by the Petzl warranty and can be exchanged for the new versions. This warranty procedure applies to all new, used or repaired tools with serial numbers between 10208 and 10329.

For an exchange, please contact your distributor.




How long will the exchange take?
We want you to have your new ice tools for this winter so the exchange of your tools is a priority for Petzl. Please contact the Petzl distributor in your country as soon as possible.

Who should I contact for the exchange?
Contact the Petzl distributor in your country.

How strong is the GRIPREST?
GRIPREST strength was doubled to withstand loads of 300daN.

Can the Griprest be used as an anchor or belay point?
We do not recommend this because the Griprest is not an anchor point. It does not have the strength that is needed to hold a dynamic belay. But everyone should make their own decisions and evaluate the risks according to each situation.





300 kN seems a bit

300 kN seems a bit high...thats 30 tons of static load...


Thank you for pointing this out, there was a mistake between the original text in French (300daN) and the translation in english (300kN).
It has been corrected.
Our sincere apologies for this mistake.

larger grip?

Will the new griprest make that portion of the grip larger?

Re: larger grip?

The GRIPREST size is the same regarding the diameter, but the place left for the hand is higher of about a half-size.


can I exchanged a tools ? I climb ergo, but have't warranty documents (lost)

Re : exchanged

please contact the Petzl Distributor in your country about this matter.

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