Black Diamond Express

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Have used these on several outings. Ice screws bite…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $54


Have used these on several outings. Ice screws bite great, hold well, and clean with ease.


  • Easy to place
  • Hold very well
  • Easy to clean

These are great ice screws that I feel comfortable relying on when my life is on my rope. They bite very well into ice and are placed easily. They clean well when racking up and are solid, reliable construction from Black Diamond.

On one trip I even drove a couple of these guys into some tree roots and made an incredibly bomber anchor.

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The easiest and fastest placing ice screws on the planet, the Black Diamond Express Ice Screw features a tapered tube where the teeth cut a hole just larger than the tube itself, for less friction during placements. A large, color-coded crank knob makes for easy size identification and uninterrupted 360-degree motion.


Often regarded as one of the fastest and most easily placed ice screws around, the Black Diamond Express ice screw bites into ice for quick and easy placement.


The Black Diamond Express Ice Screw cuts through ice like a hot knife through butter and cleans just as easily. A slightly tapered tube design and redesigned tooth geometry sink the Black Diamond Express Ice Screw in on the first turn to keep you from getting pumped silly. Coffee-grinder style handle on top offers uninterrupted 360deg motion for quick and ergonomic placements Advanced tooth geometry for easier starting and faster placement Chromoly screw Stainless steel hangers with two clip points Improved hangers now feature two clip in points for easy anchor building and gear sorting on multi-pitch or alpine ice routes Available in 5 lengths, color-coded for quick indexing 10 kN (2,248 lbf) strength CE certified, patented

- OMCgear

Black Diamond Express Ice ScrewThe Black Diamond Express Ice Screw Is a must have utensil, for anyone who climbs in icy conditions. It was designed with an advanced tooth geometry, to allow climbers a faster and quicker placements of screws on rocks. These ice screws feature larger crank knobs that are easier to handle and can be turned 360 degrees for easier installation. Each ice screw has stainless steel hangers, with two clip points. The screws are only 4.7 ounces each, rendering climbers with a very lightweight implement, to easily and effortlessly clip to the accessory harness loops. Safety should be the number one priority for any climber and these screws readily permit it. These screws are certified up to 2,248 pounds, far more than most climbers or groups would ever need in a mountain. If ice climbing is in your future plans, purchase the Black Diamond Express Ice Screws and keep safety in mind at all times.

- SunnySports