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Venom Ice Axe

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A technical mountain tool designed for weight conscious alpinists and ski mountaineers, the Venom features a fully interchangeable pick, sliding FlickLock pommel and an ergonomiccally shaped, angled shaft.


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Combining the technical precision of an ice tool with the classic alpine functionality of a piolet, the Black Diamond Venom ice axe is the one tool to have for technical ski mountaineering missions, classic glacier routes and moderate snow climbs with short cruxes. The Venom’s stainless steel head features a fully interchangeable pick design that is compatible with any Black Diamond pick. The integrated grip and asymmetrical angled shaft provide security and easy handling when swinging it like an ice tool, and a sliding FlickLock pommel offers an adjustable second grip for choking up on steep snow.
  • Stainless steel head with integrated adze or hammer
  • Interchangeable pick construction is compatible with all BD picks
  • Asymmetrical angled shaft with integrated grip for ergonomic handling
  • Hammer comes with Mountain Tech pick, Adze comes with Mountain Classic pick
  • Adjustable FlickLock pommel
  • Cen-B certified

Tech Specs

Tech Specs

Weight :   Hammer: [50 cm] 517 g (1 lb 2 oz); [57 cm] 547 g (1 lb 3 oz)
Adze: [50 cm] 514 g (1 lb 2 oz); [57 cm] 545 g (1 lb 3 oz); [64 cm] 574 gm (1 lb 4 oz)
Pick :   [Hammer] Mountain Tech; [Adze] Mountain Classic
Head :   Stainless steel
Shaft :   Aluminum
Grip :   Dual-density

Piolet Comparison

Piolet Comparison Chart
Venom Ice Axe is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tools for Life I used the originals for many years and climbed and guided lot of the seminal alpine north faces with my first pair. North Face of the Eiger, Matterhorn,Peutry Blanche,Aguille Verte. These are a good replacement although the aesthetics aren't quite as wonderful as the 1st pair.
Date published: 2020-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bomber! These things are bomber! It's also nice they're extremely reasonably priced. More than once I found myself wanting more from my "glacier" axe, and I find these are a great hybrid. I use the 57 with an adze and the 50 with a hammer. With my previous axe I could feel the difference between hands with both the adze and hammer climbing higher angle slopes in mid-dagger. This would throw off my rhythm when climbing. The 57/50 combo compliments each other very well and feels balanced even when using the Flicklock at the base on ice. The perfect tools for 90% of what I do. I do wish they were a tad lighter, but I'm ok with the weight due to the quality, versatility, and very fair price of them.
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from leading by my inspiration... Bought to MEC (Québec City) It's not the price that lead me to choose the Venom model, but it's my style. Ueli Steck's speed climbing inspire me to perform in a style that. I name fast & light mountaineering wich the Venom is the perfect ice tool for me. I choose the Venom Hammer 50 cm. A part of my new 2017 Black Diamond kit.
Date published: 2017-05-29
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