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Black Diamond

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe


Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

The best, hands down, mountain axe for climbing steep snow and ice.
Black Diamond's modern take on Chouinard's original curved-pick mountain axe, the Raven Ice Axe is a classic mountaineer's piolet that has been used on classic climbs the world over for decades.
Now redesigned, the Raven is lighter, and sports an updated investment-cast, stainless steel head ergonomically improved for increased comfort while walking.
The updated pick and adze geometry allow for more secure placements and efficient chopping, and the revamped spike adds better bite on those icy placements with improved plunge-ability.
The durable aircraft-grade aluminum shaft is also improved with a trapezoidal cross-section for a more comfortable, better grip.
  • Durable, trapezoidal cross-section, aircraft-grade aluminum shaft
  • Investment-cast, one-piece stainless-steel head with a large hole for a carabiner
  • Pick's curve and teeth engineered for secure self-arresting
  • CEN-B certified

Tech Specs

  • MaterialsAluminum, Stainless Steel Head & Spike
  • Weight Without Leash14.98 oz (428 g)
  • HeadInvestment-Cast Stainless steel
  • ShaftAluminum



5'8″ or less 50 cm to 60 cm
5'8 to 6'0 60 cm to 70 cm
Greater than 6'0″ 60 cm to 75 cm


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