Black Diamond Spectre Ice Piton

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Black Diamond designed the Spectre Ice Piton to provide alternative, pound-in protection on mixed and thin ice lines where traditional pro is just a pipe dream. Doubling as a piton, the Spectre can be pounded into frozen moss, mud and icy cracks. A redesigned profile offers better clearance at the eye when placing or removing. Reverse teeth prevent it from being pulled out and cutouts in the body have shaved 54 grams in weight. Use it as an intermediary placement when you're desperate--just drop it in a pick placement hole and give it a couple of taps before you move on to that better ice just out of reach. Comes with a doubled Spectra sling. -Vendor


When the ice is too lean for screws, bolts are nonexistent, and trad gear just won't cut it, the Black Diamond Spectre Ice Piton is your saving grace. Critical protection for thin ice and mixed lines, the Spectre can be driven into frozen turf or slotted in pick placements and icy cracks for protection.


Protecting ice is about imaginative solutions to seemingly impossible problems The Black Diamond Spectre works where screws and traditional rock gear are ineffective Use the Spectre as a hook in chandeliered ice or pick holes Place it in icefilled cracks or frozen dirt or drive it as a piton The Spectre provides reliable protection when teamed with a creative eye Creativity after all is the foundation for climbing all things frozen Protection for marginal leads Curved shape keeps the load close to the ice surface Reverse teeth prevent shiftingNote that this item of climbing safety equipment is nonreturnable Please call us toll free at 8772368428 or email bentgatebentgatecom with any questions


The Spectre Ice Piton from Black Diamond can be placed as a hook in verglass, slotted in ice-filled cracks, or driven into the ice as an ice piton. By adding body cutouts, Black Diamond has reduced the weight by over 54 grams while maintaining superior strength.

- Mountain Gear