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Black Diamond - Raven Pro Ice Axe

Black Diamond Raven Pro Ice Axe

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$66.60 - $82.46 Original price:$109.95
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    • Silver, 50cm
      sale $79.96
    • Silver, 55cm
      sale $71.00
    • Silver, 60cm
      sale $78.99
    • Silver, 65cm
      sale $66.60
    • Silver, 70cm
      sale $82.46

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    Tech Specs

    Material:
    [pick] steel, [shaft] aluminum
    Length:
    50cm, 55cm, 60cm, 65cm, 70cm, 75cm
    Claimed Weight:
    [60cm] 13.5oz
    Recommended Use:
    mountaineering
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    1 year

    Raven Pro Ice Axe

    The Raven Pro Ice Axe is the lightest, full-service piolet available, period. It has a super clean and simple design for the high-end user who refuses to sacrifice performance for less weight. The sleek and ergonomic head provides a sure grip and all-day comfort—this also makes for a fast, smooth hand rotation when going into self-arrest. Boot-axe belays are a snap too. The classically curved adze blasts ice, chops steps, and clears snow quickly and easily. Not just for the climber, the Raven Pro is a ski/snowboard-mountaineer's dream as well. At 11 ounces, you may think you forgot to bring it with you.

    • Durable 7075-T6 aluminum shaft, 17-4 investment cast stainless steel head and spike
    • Classic design ideal for all mountaineering situation
    • Flat head for a more comfortable hand rest

    performs great!

      This axe performs great, is super lightweight and not a burden to carry. Best of all it's one of the most legit pieces of equipment you can own and makes for super cool photos. Here is a photo of my sister and her husband crushing peaks with it!

      performs great!

      So fricken cool

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I love using an ice axe. I feel like such a bad ass when I am wielding such an awesome tool. I love the way my hyperlite mountain gear pack looks with a few of these attached to the outside. It is super lightweight and sharp as hell. Make sure you purchase a cover for you axe to protect it and yourself from an accident in the backcountry.

      Great Axe

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Awesome Axe love the size and grip in this thing. Super light while still remaining strong. Bought mine for the PCT and have already taken it out on several outings and will definitely be caring it with me through the Sierras.

      Ice axe

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Gave it as a gift but solid build and lite.

      Lightweight and Strong

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Took this out on my first mountaineering trip had a great experience. Mostly used it for traversing short snow fields, but used it for practice with self-belay and self-arrest and had no complaints. Went with the pro for the weight savings and was happy I did. A great, classic tool!

      For reference - I'm about 5'10" and went with the 65cm.

      Great Axe

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      This thing works as it should! Used it to climb/ski pfeifferhorn the other day...light and reliable. Im 5'7" and for ski mountaineering the 55cm was ideal.

      Very nice.

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Used on Cascades Glaciers, then used it to pry a petrified tree trunk from it's 30mya bedding,

      Light, strong, and efficient.

        Used this up in the Catskills. Was light on my pack strong under some slippery terrain. Highly recommended for entry level ice axe. I wasn't going to spend crazy money as I am a beginner. I found the quality there as well as value.

        Amazing quality

        • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

        This axe is amazing. Sweet and simple. Super light weight, strong. The Stainless Steel head is rounded at the top so it is much more forgiving on your hand over the long run. I will not buy another type of axe. BD quality is amazing.

        Great classic axe

          It's so light that you even don't feel it in your hands while walking. Axe bites and adze chops very well.

          Great classic axe

          Do you recommend a leash for it? I see you're not using one in the awesome picture there.

          Do you recommend a leash for it? I see you're not using one in the awesome picture there.

          I actually use an umbilical cord of BD that I use in my technical axes so I don't need one. Wrist leashes are slowing you down when you change hands while walking

          I actually use an umbilical cord of BD that I use in my technical axes so I don't need one. Wrist leashes are slowing you down when you change hands while walking

          Solid classic axe

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          This is my go to for a classic mountaineering axe. Very light, shaves a just few ounces off the regular BD Raven, but ounces make pounds and pounds make pain! If you really care about an additional extra couple of ounces, then the Raven Ultra may be for you to save a just bit more weight, but for me this hits a sweet spot that still feels solid in hand. Full steel pick gives extra confidence that an aluminum pick just does not.

          perfect!

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          This is just the tool I need when snowboard mountaineering. Light, small enough to carry and pack, but still the perfect size to get the job done. I've used this to self arrest on ice before. Thanks for saving my butt BD!

          Simple and Perfect

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          Put some foam and tape on the head to keep your hands warm. Light, durable and all-around good ice axe. Don't think I'll ever need another.

          Simple and Perfect

          Excellent General Axe

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          2 years in and this axe is still bulletproof. Black Diamond built the best general axe I've seen or used. Comfy hold, sticks well, and it's really light for being steel on top.

          Excellence deserves to be recognized, and this is the gold standard.

          Good general axe

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I bought this axe for basic ski mountaineering and so far have had no problems. I am 5’ 11” and bought the 65 cm length which I feel has been a good size. It is nice and light, and seems to be very durable, though I have only had to really use it a few times climbing up steep ice and snow fields. It is my first axe, so I don’t have a lot to compare it to, but I have not been disappointed or felt like there was anything else I needed. Overall I think this is a good value and would recommend it to my friends.

          Classic Axe for the Ski Mountaineer

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          This has been my go-to axe for over three years. It's light, plunges well and is pretty minimalistic with its classic design. I love this axe. Since it's so light, I never hesitate to bring it with me on the climbs that I'm not certain if I'll need it or not. I have the 50cm length which is pretty versatile for steeper climbs. I'm 5'6''. I use this in conjunction with a BD whippet, which is obviously much more adjustable for flatter terrain. This is a pretty solid combo for anyone thinking about getting into ski mountaineering. The axe performs well enough on short, steeper ice and in variable situations however this is about as far as you can really push this thing. I love it for use where it's intended, steep snow and in some glacier travel where you may need to use it for belay and self-arrest. Great axe for the price too!

          Classic Axe for the Ski Mountaineer

          Great but not often used anymore

          • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

          This is a great axe for low angle climbing, and was great when I just started mountaineering, but I don't use it often anymore (in no way is this a problem with the axe itself). The only reason this doesn't get 5 stars is because it's hard to get good sticks in ice (yes, it's a mountain axe, but it's harder than other mountain axes I've used), and feels more slick than many other options.

          Frighteningly light but well built

          • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

          Hasn't given me any trouble, easy to grip and well balanced. Do yourself a favor and buy a leash and protectors with it.

          Frighteningly light but well built