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Recent Ice/Snow Climbing Device Reviews

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 let 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

Chouinard Equipment Blue Composite Shaft Ice Axe w/Curved Pick

rated 5 of 5 stars This ice axe is ergonomic and balanced. This ice axe is well balanced and has an ergonomic curve to ease its use. Chouinard is an old and well known  company which stays on top in tune with the times. I had a Chouinard/Frost bamboo handle technical axe since 1972; and I recently parted with it.   Full review

Top-Rated Ice and Snow Gear

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Black Diamond Raven
user rating: 3 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond
Raven
reviewed Sep 2, 2014
$60 - $79
Black Diamond Venom Hammer Ice Axe
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Venom Hammer Ice Axe
reviewed Jun 24, 2014
$127 - $149
Black Diamond Raven Pro
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Black Diamond
Raven Pro
reviewed May 1, 2014
$75 - $99
Hillsound Trail Crampon Pro
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Hillsound
Trail Crampon Pro
reviewed Mar 2, 2014
$79 MSRP
Stubai Tirol Pro
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Stubai
Tirol Pro
reviewed Feb 5, 2014
$120 - $134
Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (12)
Hillsound
Trail Crampon Ultra
reviewed Feb 4, 2014
$70
Petzl Lynx
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl
Lynx
reviewed Feb 4, 2014
$208 - $245
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Chouinard Equipment
Blue Composite Shaft Ice Axe w/Curved Pick
reviewed Jan 31, 2014
discontinued
CAMP X-Dream
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CAMP
X-Dream
reviewed Jan 2, 2014
$280
Black Diamond Cyborg Pro
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Cyborg Pro
reviewed Oct 3, 2013
$165 - $199
Trango Hyper Harpoon
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Trango
Hyper Harpoon
reviewed Sep 17, 2013
discontinued
Black Diamond Reactor
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Reactor
reviewed Aug 19, 2013
$133
Hillsound Trail Crampon
user rating: 5 of 5 (9)
Hillsound
Trail Crampon
reviewed Jun 30, 2013
$40 - $60
DMM Cirque
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
DMM
Cirque
reviewed Jun 18, 2013
Grivel X Monster
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Grivel
X Monster
reviewed Jun 18, 2013
$127 - $144
Grivel G14
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel
G14
reviewed Oct 11, 2012
$191 - $225
Black Diamond Raven with Grip
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Raven with Grip
reviewed Jun 5, 2012
$72 - $95
Black Diamond Raven Ultra
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Raven Ultra
reviewed Mar 18, 2012
$82 - $109
CAMP Stalker
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
CAMP
Stalker
reviewed Feb 24, 2012
$85 - $99
Black Diamond Fusion
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond
Fusion
reviewed Jan 20, 2012
$210 - $279
Petzl Quark
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Petzl
Quark
reviewed Dec 15, 2011
$48 - $259
Cassin X-Alp
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Cassin
X-Alp
reviewed Feb 21, 2011
$160 - $199
CAMP Ice Rider
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
CAMP
Ice Rider
reviewed Feb 9, 2011
discontinued
CAMP Vector Nanotech
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
CAMP
Vector Nanotech
reviewed Jan 7, 2011
$280 MSRP
Black Diamond Cyborg
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Cyborg
reviewed Dec 20, 2010
$170 - $199
Grivel G12
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Grivel
G12
reviewed Dec 11, 2010
$149 - $175
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Forrest
Mjolnir
reviewed Nov 17, 2010
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
MacInnes-Peck
Terrordactyl
reviewed Nov 17, 2010
discontinued
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Simond
Chacal
reviewed Nov 17, 2010
Kahtoola KTS - Aluminum
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kahtoola
KTS - Aluminum
reviewed Oct 15, 2010
$135 - $149
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Grivel
Taa-K-Oon Alp
reviewed Aug 29, 2010
discontinued
Black Diamond Contact Strap
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Black Diamond
Contact Strap
reviewed Jun 28, 2010
$105 - $139
Omega Pacific Mountain Axe
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Omega Pacific
Mountain Axe
reviewed Jun 28, 2010
$58 - $69
Trango Alpine Light Crampon
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
Trango
Alpine Light Crampon
reviewed May 2, 2010
discontinued
CAMP Corsa
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
CAMP
Corsa
reviewed May 2, 2010
$96 - $119
Black Diamond Neve
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Neve
reviewed Mar 8, 2010
$120 - $159
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Black Diamond
Rage
reviewed Mar 22, 2009
discontinued
Trango Harpoon
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Trango
Harpoon
reviewed Feb 11, 2009
discontinued
Grivel Matrix Tech
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Grivel
Matrix Tech
reviewed Jan 8, 2009
$187 - $220
Stubai Antislip
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Stubai
Antislip
reviewed Jan 8, 2009
$52
Grivel Air Tech Evo
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel
Air Tech Evo
reviewed Jan 6, 2009
$153 - $199
Grivel Quantum Tech
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Grivel
Quantum Tech
reviewed Nov 10, 2008
$261 - $279
 
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
SMC
Superblue Hinged Crampons
reviewed Apr 30, 2008
AustriAlpin Slipstream
user rating: 0 of 5 (1)
AustriAlpin
Slipstream
reviewed Feb 22, 2008
Grivel Nepal Steel
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Grivel
Nepal Steel
reviewed Dec 17, 2007
discontinued
Grivel Rambo 4
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Grivel
Rambo 4
reviewed Nov 26, 2007
$225 - $249
Petzl Dart
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Petzl
Dart
reviewed Nov 24, 2007
$145
Grivel G10
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Grivel
G10
reviewed Mar 17, 2007
$117 - $139
Petzl Vasak
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Petzl
Vasak
reviewed Feb 23, 2007
$121 - $173
Grivel Eagle
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (2)
Grivel
Eagle
reviewed Jan 18, 2007
discontinued
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