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Black Diamond Cobra Ice Tool is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 34.
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Product Description Item No.   10036053

The Cobra Ice Tool by Black Diamond is a staple of hard ice leads and bold alpine routes. This year we've redesigned the shape of our legendary Cobra's lightweight carbon fiber shaft to give it the most clearance of any of our tools without sacrificing balance or axis of rotation. The new silhouette also reduces the overall weight of the Cobra by over 100 grams. The carbon fiber shaft keeps the majority of the tool's weight in the head. Carbon fiber also provides vibration-free placements with minimal flex, a damp, balanced swing and wrist-flick sticks. Over-molded and textured, a new, minimized rubber grip is integral to the Cobra's lower shaft for a flush fit, positive control and a secure, precise grip. The optional integrated Android Leash can be added for hard ice climbing. Comes equipped with Laser Pick, removable Fang and Strike. Patented.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Cobra Ice Tool

  • Lightweight, high-clearance carbon fiber shaft
  • Balanced with weight in head for damp, accurate strikes
  • Laser Pick, Cobra Strike and Fang included, modular head design
  • Shaft CEN-T certified, patented
  • Pick is CEN-B

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Awards: Rock and Ice Best In Gear (BIG) Award - 2007
Shaft Material: Carbon Fiber
Weight: 21 oz
Head Material: Chromoly / Stainless Steel
Best Use: Mountaineering and Alpine, Ice and Mixed Climbing
Pick Shape: Curved
Shaft Shape: Bent
Axe Length: 50 cm
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cobras Carbon. Mmmmmm.... Nothing absorbs vibration, is as "smooth," and all-around bomber strong as Carbon cobras. I put hundreds of high-abuse pitches on mine every year, ranging from WI easy to WI really hard spray and mixed routes, and never even think about these tools, they just work. I've climbed M11 on 'em, alpine routes, just the best all-around technical tool going. In picked-out warm ice any tool will work OK, but get on something with fresh ice up high in the mountains and advantages of having the best possible tool are apparent really fast. Note--I am biased as I worked on the design of these tools, but I helped make them so they work well! Will Gadd
Date published: 2013-05-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tools for leashless climbing in alpine environments. I've used these on a few technical climbs on cascade volcanoes so far. I love being able to use them leashless: after I bought these I promptly made my own umbilicals, and I couldn't be happier. They climb neve and ice very well, and they even plunge very well. I haven't had the chance to try out a pair of the Nomics (which seem to be about the only competition for the Cobra), so I really can't make a fair comparison in that sense.,,,,The one, very minor annoyance I have noticed is that while climbing some neve on the NFNWR of Adams, the tools were a bit sticky when trying to remove placements.. Nothing a little filing couldn't fix.
Date published: 2010-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My tools of choice I have three sets of ice tools -- the Cobras, 2014 Vipers, and a set of Fuels. The Cobras are my go-to tool. They swing so well. The balance and weight just feel great in my hands. The carbon fiber shaft dampens impact more than the aluminum shaft of the Vipers. By swapping out leashes, picks, hammers and adze, and the strike and fang, I can customize these tools for the climbing goal of the day, whether that's dry tooling, mixed climbing, technical alpine, or blue water ice. They're fantastic! Of course, no tool is perfect. So, I need to also make suggestions for improvement. The grip is perhaps a slight bit small for my hands. So, BD, if you can make the grip size more customizable, that would be a good next step in tool evolution. The grip is the user-tool interface, and the more seamless that interface, the better.
Date published: 2016-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sexy, Light,and it Sticks! These tools are amazing. Designed to be used both leashed or leashless, they offer amazing versatility and stunning performance. The pick has a solid design, and will happily stick plastic water ice and hard alpine ice with equal ease. The carbon fiber shafts transmit little to no shock through the tool, which I consider a positive, although some people dislike this feature.,,,,The fang grip is great for leashless climbing, although I'd recommend picking up the BD spinner leash as if you're planning on lots of leashless climbing. Nothing would be worse than losing a tool while many pitches up a waterfall.,,,,Plus, they look awesome!
Date published: 2010-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply the best The best. The gold standard. Unbeatable. I've climbed tens of thousands of feet with my set of Cobras: water ice to big alpine routes in the Karakorum. Really, they are the best at just about everything. You could buy a specialized tool for drytooling or mixed, but for an all around tool that's strong, light, beautifully crafted and a reliable workhorse, this is it. Really.
Date published: 2013-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Ice Tools Great Balance I have had my Cobras for 14 years. I have used them in Alaska, Colorado, Canmore and Wyoming. They have very good balance which makes it easy to be precise and stick your picks. I am not a good rock climber, but between these tools and Jeff Lowe's Ice Climbing instructions I have climbed WI 5 routes and glaciers. I used the Petzl Trigrest for Sum'tec to add pinky rests. Also, Thanks BD for bringing your gear production back to the USA. I feel safer buying camalots, again.
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the Upgrade from the Vipers I have both the Cobras and Viper ice tools now. I originally thought the Cobras would be identical to the Vipers except the carbon fiber shafts. They ARE very similar, but there are some key differences. Shape: The Cobra shafts offer a tad more clearance, making it just a little easier to get over bulges. The grip on the Cobra is just a little different than the one on the Viper, shaped just a little different and is a bit more grippy. Weight: The Cobra's are lighter and in my opinion feel more balanced when swinging. Carbon Fiber: The Cobra shaft doesn't freeze my hands as bad as the aluminum Viper when directly gripping the shaft. The vibration dampening of the carbon fiber is also noticeable, it feels smoother and less fatiguing. Downsides: I can't believe how expensive the Cobras are! Although they are super durable, I feel like I am a little more careful with the carbon fiber and don't let it bash on rock as much as the Vipers when mixed climbing Overall: The Cobra and the Viper are almost identical. To me, the Cobras seem like an upgraded version. If price is a major factor in your product selection, then you can't go wrong with the Viper. If you can afford it and you want the very best, the Cobra is it.
Date published: 2013-12-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good Choice for Alpine Ice I own several generations of this ice tool. it has a fairly classic design, with the addition (in Gen2) of finger rests. The fact that the tools have (respectively) an adze and a north wall hammer means that these axes are highly functional in an alpine setting where I can find myself chopping rotten ice and using the occasional piton or picket. The pinky rest on the bottom of the shaft can get in the way of plunging the shaft in steep snow, but this isn't a deal breaker for this axe. I bought my Gen2 axes when the finish on the carbon fiber shafts of my Gen1 axes started to wear; I didn't want to end up with carbon fiber splinters in my hands, so my Gen1 axes are loaners and wall ornaments these days.
Date published: 2016-01-18
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