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THE PERFECT SOLUTION TO INDOOR ICE AND MIXED CLIMBING TRAINING. BECAUSE WINTER IS JUST NOT LONG ENOUGH!
NEW YORK CITY, Tuesday, January 29, 2013 – DRY ICE Tools, indoor ice and mixed climbing training tools for use in climbing facilities worldwide, are now available for purchase!
DRY ICE Tools offer a new and most importantly, safe way for climbers to train indoors for Ice and Mixed Climbing.
DRY ICE Tools feature a stiff rubber strap attached to a handle fashioned in the likeness of an ice axe. Climbers use them as if they were dry tooling by simply placing the rubber loop of the tool over the in-situ holds of the climbing facility. The degree that a hold is ‘positive’ (as in, how well the strap hooks over the hold) and the specific direction that the hold must be used in order for the strap to engage, accurately imitate the muscular motions and particular idiosyncrasies of ice / mixed climbing. In fact, the specific climbing motion of DRY ICE works far more muscle groups of the body than one expects, increasing the positive results. The advantages of this design are clear; there are no sharp edges, there is no need for special ice imitating holds, and there is no costly damage to the climbing wall as when real steel picks are used indoors.
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Photo: Dry ice tools in action – dryicetools.com
Submitted by: Doug Millen / NEice.com