Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe

Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe

Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 43.
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Product Description Item No.   10085143

Weighing in at less than 14 ounces, the Raven Pro Ice Axe by Black Diamond is a great multi-purpose snow and glacier tool. Built with an aluminum shaft and a more compact investment-cast stainless steel head and spike, it provides all-around performance.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe

  • Investment-cast, polished stainless steel head and spike
  • Lightweight aluminum shaft
  • Ergonomic head is designed with an aggressive pick and large hole for a carabiner
  • CEN-certified

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Disclaimer: All climbing equipment is final sale.
Weight: 13 oz
Head Material: Aluminum
Shaft Material: Aluminum
Best Use: Mountaineering and Alpine
Shaft Shape: Straight
Axe Length: 50 cm
Pick Shape: Curved
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect mountain tool This thing is so light I often bring it even when I think a whippet alone will suffice. It also assume it is super strong too as I used a very similar previous version for many years and much abuse without ever feeling it wasn't capable of arresting a fall if arrest was possible. Basically, I always trust that this thing will not break. This cannot be said for some other axes I have used. Super light. I own the 55cm one only because the 50cm was sold out. I use it mostly as a ski mountaineering tool but also use it on rock approaches in the spring. Phenomenal axe. Light, strong, short and is perfect for my needs!
Date published: 2014-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great axe everything you need in an ice axe and nothing you don't. Light weight and super solid construction. What I love about this axe is that it doesn't come with any of the flashy stuff that is unnecessary like rubber grips or stupid little leashes. All you need for a leash is some webbing tied through the hole in the top of the shaft, and make it long enough to clip right into your harness so you can switch hands without having to take a stupid little short lease off your wrist everything you switchback up the slope. I would recommend this axe above any others for traditional mountaineering and ski mountaineering where you're more likely to need it than not.
Date published: 2011-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight Ice Tool This is the ice tool to take when you don't really want to take an ice tool, basically when you are going rock climbing where there may be some hard snow to deal with on the way to or from the rock route. It's really light and will make an early morning approach, like you might find in the Bugaboos, much safer and less stressful. This is way better than grabbing a sharp rock or nut tool when you may need to self arrest.
Date published: 2013-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent General Mountaineering Axe So glad I shelled out the bit of extra $$ and chose this over the regular BD Raven! Also strongly prefer this over axes that have a built in grip on the shaft...not useful for anchoring in the snow.,,I carried it for 25 days and up to 6k meters in the Himalayas and everywhere I went people were amazed at how light this axe is! The axe fits nicely in your hand when holding in "self belay" mode or "self-arrest" mode. Definitely read up on axe lengths if you aren't surehow long of an axe to get. I went with 60cm and I'm 5'4"...axe hangs nicely just about at my ankles when wearing mountaineering boots.
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from perfect for snow climbing, glacier travel, and light mountaineering A mountaineering axe is not a piece of gear that needs to be replaced frequently, if ever. But as a seasoned (i.e. graying) outdoor instructor looking to shed weight from my pack, I chose the Raven Pro to replace the axe that had taken me to many high places on three continents over a span of decades. It's hard parting with an old friend. But after looking at every model on the market, I'm delighted to make a new friend: my Raven Pro. Onward and upward my friend!
Date published: 2015-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tough as nails. Very tough and useful piece of equipment. I use it mostly for backcountry touring. Handy for getting up and across a snow field, hacking out ice/snow in camp and when getting down a particularly steep slope. Very light so doesn't weigh down the pack or arms.
Date published: 2013-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent minimalist axe. This is one of the best, minimalist axes I have ever used. The thing is very lightweight, yet quite sturdy, and it doesn't have any of the unnecessary bells, whistles, and other useless, weight-adding crap that you find on so many axes these days. The only complaint I have - and this is really a nitpick more than anything - is that the shaft can sometimes be a bit slippery. However, 50¢ worth of grip tape in a couple strategic locations fixed this niggle quite well. Bottom line: this is a great axe, and I would recommend it to anybody in need of a solid, medium-duty traditional axe without hesitation.
Date published: 2012-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light, Bomber, Versatile I have taken these all over the world, love how light, versatile, and bomber they are. Another no brainer for the quiver of sweet tools for adventure.
Date published: 2013-06-24
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