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Black Diamond Raven Ice Tool with Grip

SKU# BDI_10211

Built from lightweight, aircraft aluminium alloy for high strength, the Raven with Grip is a traditional mountaineer's piolet for classic alpine climbs.

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  • 55cm
  • 60cm
  • 65cm
  • 70cm
  • 75cm

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  • Investment-cast, one-piece stainless steel head
  • Comfortable, dual-density molded grip
  • Pick's curve and teeth engineered for secure self-arresting
  • Equipped with Slider Leash - a simple streamlined leash with coloured webbing and a slimmer pad that is ideal for use with mountaineering and technical axes. A metal barrel slides down the leash to cinch the wrist loop tight and clean off snow and ice.


Average Weight 570g (60cm with leash)
Made From Stainless Steel head and spike, aluminium shaft, dual-density grip
Warning Rock and Alpine climbing are potentially hazardous and dangerous. Any person using our equipment in any manner is personally responsible for learning the proper techniques involved and that the equipment used is designed for the application. The purchaser accepts full and complete responsibility and liability for any and all damages and injury that may result from use of equipment bought from Bivouac Outdoor. Instruction should be sought from professionals in the safe use of this piece of equipment. This equipment is designed for recreational use and should not be used for industrial applications.

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  • From David on 3/12/2009

    • Is the Black Diamond Raven ice axe suitable for belaying ie shaft belays?
    • Yes it is, it's CEN–B certified
  • From alex on 25/04/2010

    • i was wondering how to determine the exact length of the ice axe that is best suitable for my height ?

    • Hi Alex, The best way to figure out the correct length is to stand holding an axe and if it reaches between the top of your boot and the top of your ankle this is about right. If you don't have an axe to try this with just measure the distance between your closed fist and your ankle and you should get the measurement most suitable for you.
      I hope this helps.
  • From Lee on 20/09/2016

    • Hi there

      I've gravitated from walking to mountain walking with a few light scrambles at ridges, I've noticed my poles are more of a hinderance and catching in little crevasses at that point and I was wondering if this ice axe with its length would be ideal assist Balance as well as the safety helps?
      Is this accepted and normal use for this and if not is there something better.

      Many thanks

    • Hi Lee,

      Thank you for your question.

      Axes will give no advantage for walking over the poles for the crevasses issue as you still have a linear device that will get stuck in little crevasses. The only advantage would be a better stability in snowy conditions and to be used in self arrest situations where a pole cannot be used.

      Poles are ideal for mountain walking however there are a few techniques that may make life a little easier. A great website for info on poles can be found here -

      I hope this helps.

      Kind regards,

      Bivouac Customer Service

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