Black Diamond Reactor



A great overall ice tool. A bit on the heavy side.

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $300 for both


A great overall ice tool. A bit on the heavy side. Very versatile, leashless tool.


  • Leashless
  • Effective


  • Heavy

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.

Black Diamond Reactor


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