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The Black Diamond Fuel Ice Tool lives up to a simple philosophy: it's the right tool for the job. When your challenges include rock, ice, and overhanging terrain, the Fuel delivers an aggressive performance. A single piece of hydroformed aluminum comprises the lightweight shaft for a lighter feel, superior swing and better handling; the modular grip can be adjusted to fit your hand and your glove. An aggressively designed Fusion Ice Pick drives deep on ice; the spike is removable and clippable.

- Mountain Gear

Black Diamond Alpine & Ice Climbing Fuel Ice Tool BD4120870000ALL1. The Fuels revolutionary lightweight shaft is hydroformed from a single piece of aluminum which extends all the way through the grip for excellent rigidity and the streamlined head removable spike and dual-density adjustable grip add to the tools versatile performance on both rock and ice.

- CampSaver.com

A high-performance, all-around cragging tool that's equally at home on steep ice and overhanging rock, the Fuel is the quiver of one for the modern winter climber.


The Black Diamond Fuel Ice Tool is an axe for ice and mixed Climbing. Constructed from a single piece of aluminum, the lightweight tool is ready to take on ice and crag, with a stainless steel head and chromoly steel pick. The co-molded rubber grip is ready for hanging on and is adjustable for all types of hand sizes and the changing of the gloves. I said gloves, not the guard! The queen would definitely have something to say about changing her guard. With a removable, clippable spike and a Fusion ice pick included, you're set to get to the top. Features of the Black Diamond Fuel Ice Tool Lightweight shaft ishydroformed from a single piece of aluminum that extends through thegrip for responsive feel and rigidity Streamlined, two-piecesingle-bolt head is compatible with all current BD picks Dual-Density adjustablepommel Features spacing washers to accommodate different hand sizes andgloves Offset Upper grip for modernleashless Climbing Fusion Ice Pick Featuresaggressive design for improved Performance on ice Dual-Density pommel includesspacing washers to customize grip to your hand size Offset grip and opengeometry for comfortable, secure grip Removable, clipable spike Fusion Ice Pick included

- Moosejaw

The new Black Diamond Fuel Ice Tool represents the next evolution in leashless tools. Black Diamond first starts by hydroforming the shaft from a single piece of aluminum. This allows it to be made lighter, while still maintaining strength, and gives an incredibly solid swing throughout. The Fusion ice pick is included standard on the Fuel, which gives it the highest level of performance possible on steep to overhanging ice routes. The grip is adjustable and includes spacing washers so you can get the perfect fit, even if you're switching gloves throughout the season. The spike on the bottom is a bit blunter and rounder than previous offerings, reducing the chance of stabbing yourself or having it catch. It is still removable, as with previous models, and can also be clipped in the process of building anchors or using the axe as a pseudo-snow picket. When your plans take you onto some of the steepest mixed and ice routes, you can't go wrong with having the new BD Fuel in your quiver.

- Backcountry.com