Welcome!  Sign In  |   Register

BLACK DIAMOND Viper Ice Tool

Item: 3659363 Product Description >

Price: $239.95

Buy more, Save more! use promo code : SAVEMORE Get Details

   

Share This Page:

  • BLACK DIAMOND Viper Ice Tool

    The Black Diamond Viper Ice Axe is a technical, all-terrain tool with a hydroformed shaft to increase stiffness and reduce weight, while maintaining exceptional clearance. Go anywhere.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Hammer version
    • Works with or without leashes (note: leash is sold separately)
    • Hydroforming uses pressured water to expand shaft into uniquely stiff, yet lightweight shape
    • 7075 aluminum shaft measures 50 cm
    • Includes Laser Pick, thinnest precision ice pick designed for pure ice
    • Extremely lightweight
    • Equipped with lower tool attachments, Fang and Strike, to cradle your hands for precise gripping when going leashless
    • CENT-T certified

  • BLACK DIAMOND Viper Ice Tool

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Weight 1 lb. 6 oz.
    Weight (grams) 625 g

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
BLACK DIAMOND Viper Ice Tool
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (4)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid climber (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (3)

      Reviewed by 6 customers

      Sort by

      Displaying reviews 1-6

      Back to top

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Pretty Slick

      By Eric

      from Cincinnati, OH

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Light
      • Lightweight
      • Lots of grip options

      Cons

      • B-rated pick

      Best Uses

      • Pure ice

      Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Viper Ice Tool:

      I really like these tools, but I think the titan picks should come with them if they're going to be considered an "all terrain tool".

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great Tool

      By Jack

      from Maine

      About Me Avid Climber

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Alpine
        • Mixed
        • Waterfall ice

        Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Viper Ice Tool:

        I climb mostly waterfall ice and alpine ice. For me this is just the next generation tool from a trusted company. While this tool has most of the features found on the higher end BD tools, it's price point is significantly lower. The only negative attribute I can mention is that BD continues to trend away from the bare bones approach and focuses more and more on name brand recognition. While this has lead to the addition of various superfluous stylistic features, it has not as yet effected function. I'm sure it has effected price to some extent.
        Bottom line: These tools are tough, functional, and relatively light.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Amazing Tools!

        By Iceman joe

        from albany, ny

        About Me Avid Mountaineer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Grip
        • Ergonomic
        • Good Balance
        • Lightweight
        • Safe

        Cons

        • Hard to pull out

        Best Uses

        • Challenging overhangs
        • Mixed climbing
        • Vertical Ice

        Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Viper Ice Tool:

        Add a bit of supertape above the fang for optimal grip. The placement is amazing for both grip positions. My only concern is that it is hard to pull the tools out. Detune the picks a little bit, filing down the front three teeth will make it easier.

         
        5.0

        The only tool if its your only tool.

        By Mr.Big hands

        from Maine

        About Me Avid Climber

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Alpine
          • Easy Mixed
          • Ice

          Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Viper Ice Tool:

          I must say I love BD picks. They hold up very well when they hit rock. I also like how the weight is in the head so they swing easily and place easily.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great deal on these great ice tools.

          By Jake

          from Concord, NH

          About Me Avid Climber

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Viper Ice Tool:

                Great deal on these tools. Fast free shipping and I've already put them to good use. Looking forward to many good ice climbs with them in the future.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                A GREAT tool, happy with the purchase.

                By Jake

                from San Diego

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Viper Ice Tool:

                      Great product, not the lightest tool on the market, but also not the most expensive one either.

                      Displaying reviews 1-6

                      Back to top


                      Sign-up for our email and get
                      special savings, advance sale
                      notice and more.

                      Can't decide what to buy?
                      Let them decide!

                      Buy Now

                      Choose from all brands
                      site wide: