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FigfourDry Tooling

Award winning ice climbing training aid for mixed climbing and dry tooling

Drytooling training aid

Figfour Dry Tooling

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Figfour is an award winning specialized training aid for mixed climbing and dry tooling.

Designed to allow climbers to accurately replicate the actions of mixed climbing on indoor walls, without damaging the resin holds or base panels of existing climbing surfaces with the sharp picks found on traditional ice axes.

Figfour is designed for training... it is not the soft option, the idea is that you get pumped using them; they make you stronger for when you can get back out on the real stuff. For this reason they do not feature large trigger grips and do not try to replicate your standard ice axe shafts exactly. 

The Figfour ergonomic shafts are precision CNC tooled from birch plywood. The replaceable die cut rubber loops are held in position by specially designed aluminum fixings. Lanyard fixing points have been machined into the base of the shaft.

Key features
  • Weight (pair): 700 g
  • Shaft length: 33 cm
  • Shaft width: 24 mm
  • Loop length: 32 cm
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Origin: United Kingdom

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Buy with confidence and if you are not happy, change your mind or want a swap for any reason then return it for free and we will exchange or refund no question. The price you see is the price you pay. Just return the kit as you receive it - in its original condition, unused, unworn, with original packaging and fit for resale.

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If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery or, if it does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it within 3 years of purchase for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction if it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can.

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      Figfour Dry Tools

      Gear Junkie Amy Jurries likes how the plywood shafted Figfours allow you to practice moves particular to ice and mixed climbing.

      Climbing with the Figfours may be as close as you can get to mixed climbing or dry tooling without actually having picks.

      Amy Jurries

      Gear Junkie May 2010 - Amy Jurries

      Rock & Ice magazine Figfour review

      Premier US climbing magazine Rock & Ice review our innovative training aid for dry tooling.

      The Figfours certainly delivered on the pump, and I had a blast traversing around the gym and experimenting. The great thing about the Figfours is that (unlike sharp picks on ice tools) they won't damage gym holds.

      Jeff Jackson

      Rock & Ice January 2014 - Jeff Jackson

      Figfour vs Schmoolz

      Mountain Instructor Alex Ekins puts Figfour head to head with Schmoolz in this article for Climber magazine.

      The Figfours are beautifully engineered, It is obvious that a lot of care and thought has gone into making the Figfours as good as they can be. The wooden handle is comfy and can be hung onto without discomfort for extended periods of training.

      Alex Ekins

      The handles offer less support than the Schmoolz but that does mean you get pumped sooner but consequently stronger quicker.

      Alex Ekins

      Climber January 2011 - Alex Ekins

      Winter workouts

      Ian Parnell gets a winter workout with Figfour.

      I've been using the Fig Fours again, this time trying to climb the main comp wall at the Foundry. I'm still adjusting to what they can do but I really do think they are a great convenient training aid for winter climbers.

      Ian Parnell

      Ian Parnell January 2010 - Ian Parnell

      Pareti tests out Figfours

      Italian climbing magazine, Pareti, reviews Figfours.

      Arriva dalla ditta inglese Alpkit è certamente il miglior attrezzo prodotto in serie per l'allenamento sulle piccozze.


      New from the English company Alpkit [Figfour] is certainly the best tool in class for training with ice tools.

      Ashleigh's translation

      Se usate correttamente sono un eccellente allenamento per il dry.


      If used properly they are an excellent workout for the dry.

      Ashleigh's translation

      Pareti April 2012 -

      Climbing has a look at indoor training tools for ice climbing

      Climbing magazine has a look at indoor training tools for ice or mixed climbing. The Figfour is featured.

      The Figfour has a thicker handle... The large rubber loop grabbed a wider range of holds.

      Jack Roberts

      Climbing December 2011 - Jack Roberts