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A unique, compact guide for threaded ice anchors. READ MORE
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A unique, compact guide for threaded ice anchors. Learn More


For easy, one-and-done V-threads, the Black Diamond First Shot Ice Screw Guide gives you an accurate screw-angle guide and a folding cord hook-all in one compact, simple tool. Three size settings allow use with 16, 19 or 22 cm screws, and the cord puller also features a mini saw for clearing holes.

  • Three size settings for 16, 19 or 22 cm ice screws
  • Cord puller (with mini saw) folds into handle
  • Will work with most ice screws

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Weight :   82 g (3 oz)
First Shot Ice Screw Guide is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Works, but not practical Pro -It gives you a 100% V-thread every time. -It won’t impale you if you land on it or catch on your pants or gear. Con - Just too much bulk. - The adjustments in lengthy are sloppy. - Takes too long to use - The rivet that holds to two parts of the hook together doesn’t provide enough tension so it is constantly folding in on itself during use. Bottom line, it works but overcomplicates a simple product.
Date published: 2014-02-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty handy in a jam I've only used the first shot twice in "real world" conditions and it was great, no more guessing at the correct angle and hoping the holes match up. I would recommend practicing with it a bit before you find yourself really needing it. The hole cleaner/ sling puller is a nice touch. Almost worth it just for that alone.
Date published: 2013-11-12
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