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Moses Tomahawk Review

Moses Tomahawk - Straight
Price:  $13 List
Pros:  Easy to clean, thick cable, good for hand placements
Cons:  Don't come in bigger sizes
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Manufacturer:   Moses Enterprises

Our Analysis

Review by:
Chris McNamara

Last Updated:
Thursday
May 13, 2010

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The Tomahawk is an awesome new thin piton for aid climbing and big wall climbing. It has a number of design features never seen in this category of piton. It comes in three models: left, right and straight. This means that when placed in a corner, they are much easier to clean. This means less fixed pieces and, more importantly, less damage to the rock when cleaning. One simple yet awesome feature is that these come with #3 cable, not the #2 cable that comes on the Black Diamond Pecker. The #2 cable wears out way too fast and needs to be replaced; the #3 cable is much more bomber. As a bonus, the hole is drilled big enough that you can replace the #3 cable with #4 cable if you want super super cable durability. While mainly intended for hammered placements, the curved shape allows for bomber hand placements for clean aid. These come at a great price, only $13, which is $5 less than the Black Diamond Pecker. The one advantage that the Pecker has is that it comes in big sizes. Those big sizes can be nice, especially on hard sandstone routes. In granite, the big sizes are not as useful. — Chris McNamara

Chris McNamara


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Most recent review: May 13, 2010
Summary of All Ratings

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100% of 2 reviewers recommend it
 
Rating Distribution
3 Total Ratings
5 star: 67%  (2)
4 star: 33%  (1)
3 star: 0%  (0)
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   May 1, 2010 - 12:10am
Thorgon · Climber · Sedro Woolley, WA

Best thin aid/corner piton on the market! It is an essential tool for the modern big wall climber. Also, as mentioned they can be carefully hand placed for increased route life. Certainly nothing on the market beats them in a corner.


Thor



Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.


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   Apr 21, 2010 - 07:00pm
Mike. · Climber

Best thin pin design going. Very thoughtfully detailed tools. Once the larger sizes and offsets are widespread reality, everything thin will be Nirvana.



Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend.


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