Black Diamond Raven Ultra
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $50 from ebay
Light weight, good bite, good room under the head to attach a leash
- Effective tool
- More expensive than similar axes that might weigh a little more
I have used this axe on several mountaineering trips. It bites well into snow and ice and is great for stabilizing the climber during steep approach hikes. I have practiced arresting with it many times and it is very effective at self arresting the climber.
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For ski mountaineering, ultra-lightweight missions or moderate alpine ice and snow.
The Black Diamond Raven Ultra Ice Axe is the go-to choice for ski mountaineering, ultra-lightweight missions or moderate alpine ice and snow. Climbs moderate alpine ice and snow Investment-cast stainless steel head with an aggressive pick and large hole for a carabiner Unique, angled spike penetrates hard snow CEN-B certified
Black Diamond built the Raven Ultra Ice Axe for fast-and-light alpine routes and technical ski mountaineering. Even though it weighs only 12oz in a 50cm length, the Raven Ultra is still completely functional and easily stands up to the abuse alpine tools take on a regular basis. Unlike those other lightweight axes, this one still includes a full steel head and pick, so you're not trying to stop your slide with a soft piece of aluminum.
Free Shipping. Black Diamond Raven Ultra Ice Axe DECENT FEATURES of the Black Diamond Raven Ultra Ice Axe Climbs moderate alpine ice and snow Investment-cast, polished stainless steel head and spike The head is designed with an aggressive pick and large hole for a carabiner Unique, angled spike penetrates hard snow CEN-certified The SPECS of the Black Diamond Raven Ultra Ice Axe Head, Spike: stainless steel Shaft: Aluminum The SPECS for 50 cm Weight: Without Leash: 12 oz / 348 g Length: 50 cm The SPECS for 55 cm Weight: Without Leash: 13 oz / 363 g Length: 55 cm The SPECS for 60 cm Weight: Without Leash: 13 oz / 378 g Length: 60 cm ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.