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Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe

    Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe

    Updated for more comfortable handling and better purchase in ice, the Black Diamond Raven Pro ice axe is the tool you want by your side while pursuing lofty summits. See details

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    Updated for more comfortable handling and better purchase in ice, the Black Diamond Raven Pro ice axe is the tool you want by your side while pursuing lofty summits.

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    Updated for more comfortable handling and better purchase in ice, the Black Diamond Raven Pro ice axe is the tool you want by your side while pursuing lofty summits.

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    Updated for more comfortable handling and better purchase in ice, the Black Diamond Raven Pro ice axe is the tool you want by your side while pursuing lofty summits.

    • Redesigned head features a more aggressive pick and better ergonomics than the original Raven Pro; also features a larger hole for clipping a carabiner
    • Raven Pro's 7075-T6 aluminum shaft cuts weight without sacrificing strength
    • Curved adze allows a natural swinging arc; great for chopping steps and clearing snow and ice
    • Investment cast stainless-steel spike bites into snow and ice; features a narrow profile for speed control and a wide side profile for stopping power when glissading

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    View specs for sizes: 55 CM, 60 CM, 65 CM, 70 CM

    Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe Specs
    Specification
    55 CM60 CM65 CM70 CM
    Best use
    MountaineeringMountaineeringMountaineeringMountaineering
    Stainless-steel head and spike/aluminum 7075-T6 shaftStainless-steel head and spike/aluminum 7075-T6 shaftStainless-steel head and spike/aluminum 7075-T6 shaftStainless-steel head and spike/aluminum 7075-T6 shaft
    Classic curveClassic curveClassic curveClassic curve
    StraightStraightStraightStraight
    377 grams392 grams407 grams422 grams
    Material(s)
    Pick shape
    Shaft shape
    Weight

    Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe

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    Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 5.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Better hope you never need the adze I've carried this axe in the Andes, the Alps, and the Cascades. While the pick and shaft are perfectly adequate for self-arrest and as a cane, they went too far for weight saving and left a big hole in the adze blade just to save a few extra grams. I tried to dig with it to place a picket (hurrying to rig a rescue for a climber hanging in a crevasse on Mt. Baker) and the snow simply passed right through the hole. It was like eating soup with a fork. In some snow conditions it works better, but you don't get to choose your conditions when something serious happens on the mountain. Buy something with a SOLID adze blade instead; it's only a few grams difference and worth every gram for safety. I carry a Petzl Sum'Tec now and leave the Raven Pro at home.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very good tool, exactly as exptected This was an essential item on my climb on Mt. Rainer in May 2013. Light weight, easy grip. Only 2 negative characteristics: first, the whole thing would freeze and, in turn, freeze my hand even with a heavy glove on...but this is to be expected (wish it came with a cover slip or something though). Second, the pick and spike were extremely sharp...more than needed for what I was doing I think. I had to really watch out so I didnt' bump into it or ruin gear.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Ice Ax Climbed Mt. Adams and the ice ax was a terrific tool. It is light weight and very easy to handle I love it so much I have it hanging on a wall in my living room.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's what you expect! Use: mountaineering up Mt. Shasta - Northside Route - Hotlum-Bolam Ridge and glissading down -for those interested in getting an ice axe, main difference between the Black Diamond Raven and the Black Diamond pro seem to be weight. The pro feels a lot lighter and has a stainless-steel head/spike which feels more solid when digging into the ground. overall: lightweight, solid/stiff ice axe, and is everything you expect
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product I decided to get a new ice axe and went with this one. I love the lightweight feel. Easy to use in all conditions and very safe feeling when performing self arrest. I sized it a bit bigger and glad I did as I love to use it while trekking steep climbs and getting rid of my poles. The shape, weight and feeling while in your hand make this a great tool, and so glad I upgraded. This is a perfect choice for all activities. thanks.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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