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  • Large crank knob is easier to grab than on previous models yet still offers uninterrupted 360° motion without the use of an ice tool
  • Foldable, color-coded crank provides quick length identification
  • Stainless-steel hanger is lighter than previous models, won't rust and reduces melt-out on sunny routes
  • Large second clip-in point helps manage belay organization

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Best Use Climbing
Strength 10 kilonewton
13 cm
13 centimeters
16 cm
16 centimeters
19 cm
19 centimeters
22 cm
22 centimeters
Diameter 12.7 millimeters
13 cm
134 grams
16 cm
145 grams
19 cm
159 grams
22 cm
168 grams
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Update on the Best I second the earlier comments and wanted to highlight the good changes. First, the new screws are all stainless steel, my prior generation and other screws rust up even with good care. The new 'coffee grinder' cylinder has become a cone that is much easier to manipulate with gloves and they are now color coded. I have used BD's, Petzl's, Grivel's, and DMM's screws. All are lacking in comparison. Grivel 360s get into pockets best but that is a more rare need.
Date published: 2012-02-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best screw out there! The express screw is super easy to place. Never have problems getting them to catch the ice when starting the placement! The color coding on the cranks make it quick to identify the correct length screw I need. The cranks allow you to sink the screw all the way to the hanger in seconds. The fold away crank helps prevent snags when racking. Great product that takes the stress out of ice protection.
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a good screw! My AMGA guide introduced me to these while learning to ice climb in Hyalite. I lead WI4 and this is the only screw that I have. I won't be buying any other screws anytime soon and will replace my current pieces with BD when the time comes. I like the bite and ease of setting. Super smooth insertion/progress, once started. Folding handle is awesome. Rack well. I've driven these right into rocks and frozen dirt on the back side of the falls. The screws had a more difficult time biting into the ice...but that's my fault. The screws still worked and just needed some quick attention in the garage when I got back. Plenty of people have more experience, but I love the product and price. And Black Diamond.
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Express Crews are Amazing!!!! The screws are great and I don't have a single complaint. They are the best innovation to modern day ice climbing and they are a life saver literally. I have 11 screws and plan to order a few more, I currently have 22, 19, 16, 13, and a 10. I know they work because I had a buddy take a 30 foot fall on a 16 and it held solid and I've taken a 20 foot on a 13 with no issues. Make sure you research how to use them or take a class because 90% of the reason they work is knowing how to place them correctly. The handle on them is a life saver and makes placement so fast and effortless compared to the turbo and it's well worth the extra money to get these screws. Good luck to all looking to buy and Climb On!!!
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best screws to have... The best screws out there. Small to rack but fast to place. If your screws are dull or warn these are the replacements... The 10% off deal is great too.
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The benchmark Super fast placements, bomber. Go for the shorter options, gold is the sweet spot
Date published: 2013-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is there really any other screw than the Express? Having used the express screws reliably for years now, I can say that I would never use another screw. They are so easy to place and clear why would you use anything else? I sharpen the teeth once or twice a season and I'm good to go. It's nice to know that you can place these screws fast when you're on lead.
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Ice screws Love these things. Super easy to place, rack well, and the color coding makes it easy to ID them on your rack.
Date published: 2013-09-05
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