Our heritage at Black Diamond is rooted in alpinism and ice climbing. Over the years, we’ve consistently changed the game by designing and engineering innovative climbing equipment built for frozen mountains and waterfalls. From the world’s first carbon fiber ice tool, the Black Prophet, to the revolutionary tapered-tube and unique thread geometry of the Turbo Ice Screw, we have continuously developed gear that enables winter climbers to push further and higher into the mountains.

THIS WINTER, WE’VE ADDED TO THE LINEAGE BY LAUNCHING OUR ULTRALIGHT ICE SCREW AND THE REACTOR ICE TOOL

Man climbing an ice route

INTRODUCING THE LIGHTEST ICE SCREW IN THE WORLD

The new BD Ultralight Ice Screws are crucial for fast and light objectives in the mountains. Built for ski mountaineers, glacial travel, and gram-shaving alpinists, these screws feature an aluminum body with steel tip and an innovative wire-gate color-coded Express handles to differentiate length.
Weighing in at 45% lighter than our Express Screws, the Ultralight Screw combines a steel tip with an aluminum body and forged aluminum hanger that features two clip-in points. The innovative wire-gate Express handle shaves more weight and also clicks open and closed. The Ultralights are also easily identified by length with the classic BD color scheme.

  • Aluminum body with steel tip
  • Aluminum forged hanger with two clip-in points
  • Wire-gate Express handle
  • Color-coded Express knobs

THE BD ICE SCREW FAMILY

We’ve been making ice screws since our beginnings as Chouinard Equipment, and our innovative Turbo Ice Screw still remains a crucial piece of protection on any ice climber’s rack. Since those days, we’ve expanded our line-up of screws to cover every situation and scenario, so check out this video to get the full run-down of the full BD ice screw family.

two ice climbers approaching a route

THE ALL-NEW REACTOR ICE TOOL

With its open pick angle and leashless design, the Reactor is optimized for pure ice climbing. The tool features a steel head with an aluminum side plate and is compatible with the BD alpine hammer and the alpine adze. The tool’s extruded aluminum shaft is combined with a dual density grip that is adjustable to fit all sizes of hands. The Reactor comes ready with the BD Natural Ice Pick, so get stoked … because winter is coming.

  • Open pick angle to make climbing ice a breeze
  • Steel head with aluminum side plate
  • Compatible with alpine hammer and alpine adze
  • Extruded aluminum shaft
  • Innovative adjustable grip to fit all hand sizes
  • Comes with BD Natural Ice Pick

THE BD ICE TOOL FAMILY

Our extensive line of technical ice tools gives climbers the ability to choose the right tool for the job. Whether you’re picking your way up WI 5 flows, or pulling figure fours in an overhanging cave, we have a full offering of winter axes to make give you’re swinging with confidence. Check out this video explaining what each of our BD ice tools are designed for.