Black Diamond Reactor
A great overall ice tool. A bit on the heavy side.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $300 for both
A great overall ice tool. A bit on the heavy side. Very versatile, leashless tool.
Ease of Use: These tools are angled well and ergonomically help you with overhanging ice and help even the novice climber (like myself) get over ice bulges on vertical ice. They are well constructed and the tips are replaceable.
There is a small eye near the top of the shaft that would allow a carabiner or leash to be used if you had to do something different with them. They are slightly heavy — go with the Grivel Monster X if you want the same tool with less weight.
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An excellent all-around leashless tool at a great price, the Reactor delivers precise placements and exceptional control.
Description of Black Diamond Reactor Ice AxeBlack Diamonds leashless Reactor delivers precise placements and exceptional control on any angle of ice as well as solid drytool performance with its high clearance shaft and natural swing. Built with dual-density TPU, the generous, offset dual-pommel grip accommodates larger hands or thick gloves and makes hand matches easy. The investment-cast head comes equipped with a weight-saving micro hammer both are fixed to an aluminum shaft.FeaturesWeight 338 g 11.9 ozHigh clearance shaftDual-density TPUDual pommel gripInvestment-cast headMicro-hammerAluminum shaftLaser pick included
- US Outdoor Store
A leashless tool designed for ice climbing, Black Diamond's new Reactor delivers precise placements on any angle of ice as well as solid drytool performance with its high clearance shaft and natural swing.
Black Diamond Reactor Ice HammerDeliver the best placements on steep ice slopes with unparalleled control and precision of the Black Diamond Reactor Ice Hammer. The Ice Hammer s grip is TPU coated and is optimized for both ice and mixed routes with minimal pick shift. The grip also has a dual-pommel feature that protects your fingers from bruises and over fatigue. This economically-priced ice hammer has a CEN-T certified aluminum shaft that clears any kind of ice with ease, making it excellent for technical climbing. It includes a CEN-B certified laser pick that penetrates on even the hardest areas with outstanding control. The most formidable and manageable weapon in leashless ice climbing, the Black Diamond Reactor Ice Hammer contains all the features you want on the ultimate all-around ice tool but now for an affordable cost.