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Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

    Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

    A traditional axe for legendary ascents, the trusty Black Diamond Raven delivers quality you can feel.

    • $79.95

    Item # 767353

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    • 7075 aluminum shaft keeps weight down without sacrificing strength
    • 17-4 investment cast stainless-steel head and spike are great for self-arresting, glissading and chopping steps
    • Pick's curve and teeth securely bite into snow and ice
    • Comfortable, ergonomic hand platform provides a secure grip

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    View specs for sizes: 60 CM, 65 CM, 70 CM, 75 CM

    Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe Specs
    60 CM65 CM70 CM75 CM
    Best use
    Stainless-steel head/aluminum shaftStainless-steel head/aluminum shaftStainless-steel head/aluminum shaftStainless-steel head/aluminum shaft
    Classic curveClassic curveClassic curveClassic curve
    452 gramsUnavailable gramsUnavailable gramsUnavailable grams
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    Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

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    Rated 4.6316/5 based on 19 reviews
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGreat axe. Great lightweight, all-[purpose mountaineering axe. Have used it in the harsh winters of the Whites, Rainier and Hood. Black Diamond makes good stuff - a no-brainer buy for me.
    Date published: 2009-07-24
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromPlenty good for not much money Brought this axe up with me on a trip to Mt Washington NH, took her up the Huntington Ravine. And have to say both my partner and I had to rely on it heavily on the last of the snow on the mountain. At one point this axe even stopped both of us after I had to dive after her from sliding back down the ravine into some jagged rocks after a 75ft slide. For my money, well worth it, and it will be a mainstay in my mountaineering set up from now on. Not as light as the pro, but I think that adds a bit more confidence to it. Attached is a pic of the bottom of the ravine, it got too steep after this picture for either of us to think about a camera.
    Date published: 2010-05-23
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGood Axe Good for general mountaineering, light and comfortable, has a nice finish on the shaft so it doesn't feel slippery.
    Date published: 2010-10-20
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromSolid Product Really solid, very impressed with durability, especially during heavy use on mixed ice/rock terrain, I would have expected it to need several sharpenings at this point, but it has maintained its edges. To those who say it has poor balance: consider the use, it should have a heavier head, making for easier swinging, allowing the head weight to do the work, not your arm, and to help in self arrest: for times you need balance, like use as an anchor, you can attach weight to the other end, that's the way it was designed. One thought on quality: depending on your use, there may have been a slight over-sacrificing of handle strength to save weight, not an issue for my uses, but could be of concern for those who really make heavy use of their axes
    Date published: 2010-10-31
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromHappy with the purchase I'm getting pretty serious about mountaineering and have made the plunge with purchasing equipment vs renting. I just climbed Shasta and this was part of my arsenal. Simple and effective, this was the second most used tool I used (crampons being the other). Purchase a leash for the axe and you're good to go.
    Date published: 2011-09-25
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGood Ax Its a good Ax. Safe and reliable. Its a bit heavier than the pro version, thus if you can spend the extra few dollars and upgrade. Otherwise a great ax.
    Date published: 2008-07-06
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat Axe! A Great Axe for the mountains. I have climbed many times in the Tetons and this axe has always been there. For nontechnical climbing this axe is perfect.
    Date published: 2009-02-13
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromPerfect No-Frills Axe This axe does it all for general mountaineering and scrambling. It is both durable and lightweight (though not so much as the Pro version, but the extra heft adds to security). I will not buy a new axe until this one is totally spent.
    Date published: 2010-01-26

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