Black Diamond - Venom - Ice axe

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Attributes & features
Design:
technical ice pick
Recommended use:
Mountaineering; Climbing in steep terrain; steep ice passages
Shaft:
Aluminum shaft; Type B
Pick:
Tech pick (hammer) / classic pick (shovel) made of CrMo steel
Switch system:
Interchangeable pick
Handle:
ergonomically shaped dual-density handle
Leash:
Lockdown leash
Length:
50 cm; 57 cm (hammer)/ 50 cm; 57 cm; 64 cm (shovel)
Weight:
Hammer: 528 g (50 cm); 564 g (57 cm)/ shovel: 523 g (50 cm); 556 g (57 cm); 588 g (64 cm)
Extras:
available with hammer or shovel; Stainless steel head
Item No.:
359-0045
Product description
A long snow route with a couple pitches of ice is the hardest type of climbing for which to select an appropriate tool. It used to be that you could either have a good ice tool that sucks for self-arrest or a standard ice axe that can barely climb a pitch of easy ice. Not anymore. Black Diamond designed the Venom Ice Axe to self-arrest and plunge into the snow easily but still offer good ice performance.
  • Ideal counterpart to your ice axe on a mountaineering trip
  • The interchangeable, classically curved pick is designed to provide solid placements while ice climbing as well as to self-arrest securely
  • The Venom's slight bend at the top of the shaft increases vertical performance without sacrificing the ability to plant the shaft in the snow
  • Replaceable pick can be re-sharpened after each trip
  • An ideal alpine leash, the Lockdown, is included with this versatile axe
It's hard to know which tool to use when climbing long, technical couloirs. Part traditional piolet and part technical ice tool, the Black Diamond Venom Hammer swings into ice well thanks to a curved shaft with plenty of clearance, while the comfortable grip and included leash provide peace of mind when self-arresting becomes more of a possibility. The Venom Hammer comes with a chromoly steel tech pick and is fitted with a traditional spike at the handle for doing more traditional mountaineering routes. 

  • Chromoly steel tech pick
  • Stainless steel head
  • Aluminum shaft
  • Dual-density grip
  • Lockdown leash included
  • CEN-B certified
" Half technical ice tool and half classic piolet, the Black Diamond Venom Adze Ice Axe is ideal for steep alpine climbs and ski mountaineering routes where some overhead swinging may be involved. The classic pick is made of a light but strong chromoly steel that is ideal for self-arresting. The curved aluminum shaft provides additional clearance when ascending steep colouirs, and the stainless steel spike provides an extra point of balance when traveling across snow fields.

  • Stainless steel head and spike
  • Chromoly classic pick
  • Aluminum shaft with dual density handle
  • Lockdown leash included
  • CEN-B certified
A long snow route with a couple pitches of ice is the hardest type of climbing for which to select an appropriate tool. It used to be that you could either have a good ice tool that sucks for self-arrest or a standard ice axe that can barely climb a pitch of easy ice. Not anymore. Black Diamond designed the Venom Ice Axe to self-arrest and plunge into the snow easily but still offer good ice performance.
  • Hybrid design bridges the gap between ice axes and ice tools
  • Ideal counterpart to your ice axe on a mountaineering trip
  • The interchangeable, classically curved pick is designed to provide solid placements while ice climbing as well as to self-arrest securely
  • The Venom's slight bend at the top of the shaft increases vertical performance without sacrificing the ability to plant the shaft in the snow
  • An ideal alpine leash, the Lockdown, is included with this versatile axe
  • Replaceable pick for a longer life
  • Bent upper shaft helps you clear bulges

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Stefan | Wuppertal

03.09.2012

Sehr guter und leichter Eispickel, welcher im...

Sehr guter und leichter Eispickel, welcher im Firn und Eis komfortabel zu bedienen ist. Die Haue packt gut, durch die leichte Krümmung des Schafts eignet er sich auch bedingt für technisches Klettern.

Schade ist, dass der Schaft laut Zertifizierung die B-Norm nur erfüllt, obwohl er in der Beschreibung auch als "technischer Eispickel" für steile Eispassagen beworben wird.

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Markus | Chemnitz

16.03.2015

Gut aber Schwer

Prinzipiell ein guter Eispickel. Bissige Haue, gute Schaftkrümmung, gummierter Griff und Hauen-Wechsel möglich.

Aber nur B-Norm und dafür wirklich sehr schwer. Da gibt es einige Eispickel, die schon eine T-Norm besitzen und dafür leichter und günstiger sind. Daher würde ich den Pickel nicht weiterempfehlen.

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| Tübingen

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by Jan helpful

Klassischer Hochtourenpickel

Zugegeben, mir gefällt der Venom überaus gut. Nicht nur weil er angenehm in der Hand liegt und sich in der etwas längeren Version ideal als Stützpickel auf dem Gletscher nutzen lässt, sondern weil ich mit ihm auch im etwas steileren Eis noch gut zurechtkomme.

Der leicht gebogene Schaft kommt mir hier ein Stück weit entgegen, sodass ich auch kurze Kletterstellen bis 55° einigermaßen ergonomisch hinbekomme. Die Handschlaufe empfinde ich dabei als durchaus praktisch und wenig störend. Einzig im Aufstieg, wenn ich häufiger die Hand wechsle, nervts ein wenig. Aber abgesehen davon hab ich nichts zu meckern.

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| Freudenstadt

Gutes Allroundwerkzeug

Für Hochtouren ideal, nicht zu kurz, nicht zu lang, nicht zu schwer, ausgewogen in der Hand.

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    Good grip
    Lightweight

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| Spiez

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by Keith helpful

Funktionite perfekt beim Spaltensturz

Im vergangenen Sommer ist mein Seilpartner auf dem Oberaargletscher in einer Spalte gesturzt. Mit dem Pickel konnte ich schnell einen T-Anker graben und mein Kollege (mithilfe von unserem dritten Seilpartner) rasch und sicher aus der Spalte bergen.

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    Robust
    Well balanced

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