A traditional mountaineer's piolet with a grip and included leash for added security on classic alpine routes.
The Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe with Grip takes our classic mountaineer's piolet and adds a lower grip and a Slider Leash for increased security and versatility. The aluminum shaft and investment-cast stainless steel head provide durable, classic functionality-whether you're plunging up a snowy chute or traversing a jagged crevasse field. The comfortable dual-density grip increases holding power for icy steps and short steep sections where you need to use the axe like a modern ice tool.
Head: Stainless steel
Since 1957, Black Diamond have pioneered innovative outdoor adventure gear.
Black Diamond climbing gear is world-renowned, and since their establishment they have expanded their range to include hiking poles, tents, headlamps and lanterns.
With dedication and diligence, Black Diamond’s team of experts live and breathe climbing and skiing, and it’s this hands on, energetic approach that allows them to create exceptional products that test convention and deliver impressive results on the field, time and time again.
Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe reviewBy: Darwin on 24 November 2018Solid performing walking axe. Ergonomics around the t-junction could be slightly better for walking with mitts but perfect for gloves. Self arresting on both the adze and pick side is highly efficient as the Ravens overall design makes assuming the correct position quick and easy. Advise acquiring the tip protectors for whilst the axe is in transit.