Ice and Snow Gear

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Recent Ice/Snow Climbing Device Reviews

Forrest Mjolnir

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Qith skye pick, compares favorably with modern ice tools - best third tool ever While tube picks were a fad that was justifiably short-lived, and the "alpine" classic curve pick was nothing to write home about, the skye pick (pterrordactyl knock-off) is a gem of engineering that still compares favorably with modern ice tools (in my opinion). In the 2015 season, I'm still carrying one as a third tool, although the picks are becoming impossible to find. Anybody out there who has old mjolnir skye picks… Full review

Black Diamond Raven

rated 4.5 of 5 stars How much can you say about an ice axe? This is not the lightest axe or strongest axe, but it's the best general mountaineering axe on the market. It does its job. Call me old school, but I believe an ice axe is the last place to try to save weight. You want something strong and burly. If you want to cut ounces, go for a jog and lose the love handles.The Raven is perfect for self belay and self arrest. Make you get it long enough — if you need something shorter, get a more technical axe like the… Full review

Black Diamond Venom Hammer Ice Axe

rated 5 of 5 stars When you need a second tool, but not necessarily a technical ice tool. "You know when it's good picket snow when you drive one in and you really wish you had a hammer." These were the words of wisdom from my crevasse rescue instructor. He was basically saying that snow should be really hard if you intend to place a picket in vertically, otherwise you should bury it dead-man style.  "So I need to bring two tools?" I asked. "No," was his response. "Well if all I have is a hammer, then how do I dig… Full review

Black Diamond Raven Pro

rated 5 of 5 stars This axe is strong, light and comes pretty sharp out of the box, though I did sharpen it more. For spring, winter or fall I take this thing up the mountain. Great design! I have used this axe as an anchor, a walking tool, a chopping tool and arrest tool. It is versatile and a great companion for my mountaineering journeys. Full review

Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro

rated 5 of 5 stars A welcome necessity to any slippery slope! I like these crampons so much that I am willing to post a somewhat embarrassing photo of myself scampering up a section of steep terrain, butt in the air. I'm not sure what I would have done without them on the hike in which this photo was taken. There was a layer of powder covering a thick sheet of ice, and as you can see, the terrain was pretty steep in terms of hiking trails. The crampons were lightweight and easy to put on. My feet gripped without any… Full review

Stubai Tirol Pro

rated 5 of 5 stars Superbly constructed. It is Austrian made and reasonably priced compared to Petzl, but lower prices do not mean there is any compromises in the safety of the product. It is just not known as good as Petzl and the others do. Tirol is a remarkable 12 point tempered spring steel mountaineering crampon with flexible bar, available with three different bindings: pro step-in binding, combi binding for welt less toe boots or universal binding that will fit almost any footwear for steep ice and mixed terrain. Full review

Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This product is best for trail runners who need more traction to get them through runs where they may encounter snow, ice, mud, or all of the above. It could also be used for persons looking for a lightweight hiking crampon. I have used these in quite a few runs as of late in everything from ice, snow, and even a bit of mud in some places and have not been disappointed. They are super easy to put on and take off if the conditions are variable. I use them primarily for trail running and found that… Full review

Petzl Lynx

rated 5 of 5 stars Great crampon for ice and mixed climbing. The Lynx is a peer try classic technical crampon. It fits most boots very well, and cinches in well. I have not had any problems yet with getting it to fit my Scarpa Mont Blancs. I have also lent it out to people to use on Sportiva Trango Extremes, Trango Evos, and even ski boots. They fit all well. I have climbed on these up on WI 4 and on M6. They proved able on both. Switching to mono points was a little annoying and my hands got cold, but that is expected. Full review

Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra

rated 5 of 5 stars They are awesome, much better than the other options out there. I use them for hiking up steep mountain-packed trails in winter and shoulder season hikes when there might be ice. Definitely recommend. The Hillsound Crampon Ultras are a real step-up from the competitor's brand. The spikes are more grippy, the material used to stretch around the boot is superior, and the Velcro strap will ensure no more lost Microspikes! It does happen in certain conditions (learned the hard way). Love the product. Full review

Top-Rated Ice and Snow Gear

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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Forrest Mjolnir reviewed Dec 27, 2014
discontinued
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Raven reviewed Sep 2, 2014
$64 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Venom Hammer Ice Axe reviewed Jun 24, 2014
$127 - $149
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond Raven Pro reviewed May 1, 2014
$65 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro reviewed Mar 2, 2014
$79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Stubai Tirol Pro reviewed Feb 5, 2014
$120
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra reviewed Feb 4, 2014
$70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Lynx reviewed Feb 4, 2014
$245
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Chouinard Equipment Blue Composite Shaft Ice Axe w/Curved Pick reviewed Jan 31, 2014
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CAMP X-Dream reviewed Jan 2, 2014
$280
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Cyborg Pro reviewed Oct 3, 2013
$180 - $199
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Trango Hyper Harpoon reviewed Sep 17, 2013
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Reactor reviewed Aug 19, 2013
$190 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (9)
Hillsound Trail Crampon reviewed Jun 30, 2013
$60
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
DMM Cirque reviewed Jun 18, 2013
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Grivel X Monster reviewed Jun 18, 2013
$136 - $149
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel G14 reviewed Oct 11, 2012
$195 - $229
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Raven with Grip reviewed Jun 5, 2012
$77 - $95
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Raven Ultra reviewed Mar 18, 2012
$88 - $109
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
CAMP Stalker reviewed Feb 24, 2012
$85 - $119
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Fusion reviewed Jan 20, 2012
$238 - $279
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl Quark reviewed Dec 15, 2011
$45 - $259
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Cassin X-Alp reviewed Feb 21, 2011
$160 - $169
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CAMP Ice Rider reviewed Feb 9, 2011
discontinued
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
CAMP Vector Nanotech reviewed Jan 7, 2011
$280 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Cyborg reviewed Dec 20, 2010
$166 - $199
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Grivel G12 reviewed Dec 11, 2010
$149 - $175
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MacInnes-Peck Terrordactyl reviewed Nov 17, 2010
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Simond Chacal reviewed Nov 17, 2010
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kahtoola KTS - Aluminum reviewed Oct 15, 2010
$135
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Grivel Taa-K-Oon Alp reviewed Aug 29, 2010
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user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond Contact Strap reviewed Jun 28, 2010
$98 - $139
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Omega Pacific Mountain Axe reviewed Jun 28, 2010
$55 - $69
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Trango Alpine Light Crampon reviewed May 2, 2010
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
CAMP Corsa reviewed May 2, 2010
$94 - $119
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Neve reviewed Mar 8, 2010
$112 - $159
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond Rage reviewed Mar 22, 2009
discontinued
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Trango Harpoon reviewed Feb 11, 2009
discontinued
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Grivel Matrix Tech reviewed Jan 8, 2009
$210 - $229
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Stubai Antislip reviewed Jan 8, 2009
$52
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel Air Tech Evo reviewed Jan 6, 2009
$150 - $195
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Grivel Quantum Tech reviewed Nov 10, 2008
$200 - $289
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
SMC Superblue Hinged Crampons reviewed Apr 30, 2008
user rating: 0 of 5 (1)
AustriAlpin Slipstream reviewed Feb 22, 2008
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Grivel Nepal Steel reviewed Dec 17, 2007
discontinued
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel Rambo 4 reviewed Nov 26, 2007
$212 - $249
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Petzl Dart reviewed Nov 24, 2007
$145
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Grivel G10 reviewed Mar 17, 2007
$110 - $139
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Petzl Vasak reviewed Feb 23, 2007
$121 - $173
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Grivel Eagle reviewed Jan 18, 2007
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