Black Diamond Raven Ultra
Light weight, good bite, good room under the head…
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.