Ice season is ending and it's time to head to the alpine, so replace your hammer with the Standard Adze by Black Diamond, and be prepared for bivy-ledge chopping fun. An adze has a million uses in the mountains: chopping a belay stance, digging a bollard, clearing snow to get to good ice, and hacking away until you have a place big enough for your bivy sack. Fits any Black Diamond ice tools.
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Rated 5 out of
This is your standard adze (hence the name), and it does what it is supposed to do.This is a standard size adze, and in my opinion the size you want. Anything smaller would be pretty useless unless you were doing some very technical climbs where you had limited use for an adze.,,I have had it for a good year worth of solid use, and it is still sturdy, undamaged, and not rusted, despite its use on ice, snow, and mix routes. ,,The weight is good (feels about the same as the hammer tip that is on my other tool, and it works well.,,Basically, if you need a new adze, or would like to replace one - this is the one to get for your Black Diamond tools.