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Viper Ice Tool - Hammer

Average Rating = 4.43/5 Average Rating : 4.43 out of 5
Item Details | Reviews (7)
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Manufacturer: Black Diamond Equipment

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Description

Versatile, high-performance tool for going leashed or leashless
Lightest BD tool with high-clearance design
Low-volume, molded grip is unsurpassed
A tool designed for steep ice. Really steep ice. A tool designed for performance climbing. High performance climbing. The Viper—a tool with more clearance, more balance and more stability than ever thought possible. The key feature of the Viper is its “minor-axis” shaft orientation—which gives this tool more clearance (without sacrificing stability)—so you’ll spend less time swinging and more time climbing. The Viper has a great touch and feel—and is lightweight to boot. A molded hourglass grip is perfect for smaller hands and a contoured pinky rest supports the hand, reducing fatigue and adding control. Used in combination with the Viper Android Leash, this is the cleanest, most stream-lined system for difficult climbing!
  • THE tool for performance mixed and vertical-ice climbing
  • High-clearance shaft is torsionally stable for balanced swings
  • Low-volume, molded grip is the best on the market
  • Equipped with same hammer, adze and pick as the Cobra


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all around tool 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: Artofdirtbag, 2012-01-28


Awesome, I use them everywhere. I wish they plunged a bit better but that's not a big issue. I love these tools.

BD Viper 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: go_dyno, 2007-02-15


My favorite tool so far. Swings great, accuracy of swing is especially great. The odd shaped handle allows this. The handle isn't as comfortable as the Quark, but the cello shaped handle (think cross sectionally of shaft) allows you to make very accurate, minute adjustments at the end of your swing increasing accuracy of placement which is especially great when your arms are wasted! I almost didn't want them because the odd feeling grip, but after using back to back against the Quarks for a few days I was sold. Only complaint is I think the area between the Fang and grip is too narrow and in really cold weather with thicker gloves my fingers don't slide into the Fang's slot, but ride on the point of the Fang which is really annoying. I still give them a 5!

Review 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: adeptus, 2005-05-01


Probably on the top three list of the best ice tools ever made. Very good swing with the viper android leash and the fang protects your knukles and makes it much easier to hang on to the tool on steep ice. The laser pick works really well in steel hard waterice and is easy to replace.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: forkliftdaddy, 2005-04-01


Good solid tool. Great with the leashless attachment and/or the Viper Android leash.

Review 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: taraus_de_bull, 2005-03-16


Sweet Tool, Swings very nicely. my only complaint is i hit the ice with my nuckles a few times. I like the leashless with the handles ressed abit. But a great great tool none the less.

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