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With a telescopic handle and full feature set, the Black Diamond PIEPS Shovel C 660 combines performance and usability to aid in your rescue operation. A C-handle enables for an easy grip, even with thick gloves, and with a non-slip grip and foot rest, you can move quickly. Quick lock and hoe functions round out the feature set.
- Mountain Gear
The Black Diamond Pieps C 660 Shovel is a lightweight shovel for avalanche rescue. The C-shaped handle makes for easy grip, regardless of the thickness of your gloves. The handle is telescopic, just what you need for packing it into your pack or extend it out and lock it in for quick digging. Use the footrest as necessary or switch to hoe function for different Uses. Features of the Black Diamond Pieps C 660 Shovel Telescopic handle quickly deploys and minimizes twisting while shoveling C-handle enables easy grip even with thick gloves Non-slip grip provides secure purchase, even with wet gloves Non-slip foot rest Quick lock system for automatic engagement when extended Hoe function for easy bivy construction Integrated bottle opener