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.
  • $99.95

Item # 782956

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  • 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


Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe

Specification 55 CM 60 CM 65 CM 70 CM
Best use Mountaineering Mountaineering Mountaineering Mountaineering
Material(s) Stainless-steel head and spike/aluminum 7075-T6 shaft Stainless-steel head and spike/aluminum 7075-T6 shaft Stainless-steel head and spike/aluminum 7075-T6 shaft Stainless-steel head and spike/aluminum 7075-T6 shaft
Pick shape Classic curve Classic curve Classic curve Classic curve
Shaft shape Straight Straight Straight Straight
Weight 377 grams 392 grams 407 grams 422 grams

Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe

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Rated 4out of5
by fromGreat all around axe Great axe, used it for general mntring in the ADK and NH Whites, ligth easy to carry when not in use. Does the job. Never had to use it for a real self arrest, but have practiced with it and it was strong and stable.
Date published: 2009-12-25
Rated 5out of5
by fromTrustworthy I have taken this up to Mt. Adams, St. Helens and Muir and have had great luck so far. It's lightweight and holds well on my pack. I feel completely safe with this ax.
Date published: 2010-01-27
Rated 5out of5
by fromSafety first! This axe is bomber. Ergonomical head grip outdoes Petzl.
Date published: 2010-02-02
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat for hairy snow travel Great for walking not climbing use on snow banks and any gradual accents. Works for self arresting. The leash is a definite must have with item. It is very sharp so for travel and packing should have something over all three ends of axe.
Date published: 2010-06-26
Rated 5out of5
by fromTrustworthy I've used this on Rainier, Helens and countless other peaks. This axe is rock solid and my go to piece of equipment. I have punished this axe and it's still going strong. Great piece of equipment!!
Date published: 2011-03-06
Rated 5out of5
by fromLight, Easy To Carry, Solid As A Rock. This was really my first year of mountaineering. I did a lot of learning with this axe through trial and error, being taught by folks that know their stuff, and by trying to practice and learn myself. I'm pretty sure I put this axe through the ringer, and it came out with flying colors. It's light, comfortable in my hands, swings well, and arrested me when I needed arresting. I have no complaints. I'll be happy to use it next year too.
Date published: 2011-04-14
Rated 5out of5
by fromGreat Axe! I have been using this axe for 7 years and have been on Mt. Rainier, and many Colorado 14ers. This axe saved my life while climbing Little Bear Peak when I self arrested in the hourglass couloir on ice. I have had to actually self arrest 5 times in my life and this axe has performed great each time.
Date published: 2011-07-12
Rated 5out of5
by fromLightweight and strong The Black Diamond Raven Pro was a great tool to have climbing Mt. Elbert in the snow this spring. Lightweight, strong, and easy to use. the pic held strong, the ads was effective cutting into ice and snow!
Date published: 2012-06-18

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