Black Diamond Spectre Ice Piton

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Black Diamond's Spectre Ice Piton page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

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.

- CampSaver.com

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

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

- Backcountry.com

Black Diamond Spectre Ice Piton DECENT FEATURES of the Black Diamond Spectre Ice Piton Aggressive pick angle and teeth Equipped with an adjustable nylon sling

- Moosejaw