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Raven Ultra

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Manufacturer: Black Diamond Equipment

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Description

Specifically designed for ski mountaineering and fast alpine ascents, the Black Diamond® Raven Ultra ice axe won't weigh you down.
  • Black Diamond's lightest piolet, weighing in at a scant 338 grams
  • Investment-cast stainless steel head with classic shape and neutral tip partners with an ultralight and tough 7075-T6 aluminum shaft
  • Comfortable, ergonomic hand platform for a secure grip
  • Features unique 45° angle-cut stainless steel spike insert with clip-in hole for a carabiner
  • Spike penetrates hard snow or ice well, yet is tough and durable on rock
  • Rustproof, full-length pick offers superb bite
  • Durable stainless steel spike penetrates hard snow and ice
  • Three different lengths for a custom fit - 50, 55, 60cm
  • 338 g (11.9 oz)


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Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: camerona91, 2006-11-08


"It is what it is..."-Todd Bertuzzi. This axe is exactly what it claims to be. It is extremely light weight without compromising functionality. Those used to a heavier axe may find it feels odd. There is less weight (momentum) for cutting steps. The adze is a bit smaller than on a standard axe. The weird spike takes a little while to get used to (I haven't tried it on ice yet, that might be a bit weird). The ergonomic hand rest is nice but you don't really notice it that much in reality. It does cut down on soreness that sometimes results from using an ice axe which spreads your fingers apart really wide. The clean shape of the shaft is great for plunging. There are no teeth on the pick where your hand grips so your gloves do not get shredded! It is a little pricey. I would recommend this axe to others.


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