The best, easiest to place screw on the market today. Color-coded just like your favorite cams. How much is there to say? Pricey, but they just might save your life. Knobs mak…
- Kevin, 09/25/12
Having tried every ice screw available, I can confidently say that Black Diamond Express Screws are the best that money can buy. These screws exemplify design perfection in ev…
- Aaron, 03/24/14
Salt Lake City
Always do an excellent job!!! Screwing this is a pleasure. I have tried other more expensive screws and none perform as satisfactorily as them. It just takes a little skill to…
- Fernando, 06/28/13
When these puppies were on sale, they are cheap and the quality is good. Great way to expand on the ice screw setup. BD protection is always good quality.
I will be buyin…
- Gilian, 04/12/13
The head of the ice screw is made so that you can screw it in, without to much flat space around. So then you don't have to level the ice with the ice axe first. The Black Dia…
- Geir Inge, 09/29/14
Along with several other people, I got a chance to place these side-by-side against screws from Black Diamond and Petzl/Charlet. We all agreed, the Grivels were the easiest to…
- Eric, 01/03/13
About Ice Climbing Screws:
The screw was one of the last of the simple machines to be invented. A screwdriver is made with orange juice and vodka and is on the list of things I am not allowed to drink anymore because it can be deceptively strong. An ice screw is not a screw made out of ice, nor is it a chilled alcoholic beverage, it is a screw designed for ice climbing. But you probably already knew that because ice screws are something that experienced mountaineers and climbers come to know about, almost through some kind of outdoorsy osmosis, outdosmosis even.
Ice screws all serve the same purpose, providing belaying anchor points, but there are variations in style and design that make each screw manufacturer unique. Most are tubular and offer some sort of ratcheting system that makes driving them into a glacier or ice wall easier. Personal preference and experience will help you decide which is right for you. Fortunately, we offer some of the best and most reliable ice screws on the market.