Black Diamond's Raven Ice Axe with Grip and Leash is not quite as light as the Raven Pro, but that's because of the grip which makes it more positive in use. It also comes with a fitted leash.
Black Diamond says:
The Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe with Grip takes our classic mountaineer's piolet and adds a lower grip and a Slider Leash for increased security and versatility.
The aluminum shaft and investment-cast stainless steel head provide durable classic functionality-whether you're plunging up a snowy chute or traversing a jagged crevasse field. The comfortable dual-density grip increases holding power for icy steps and short steep sections where you need to use the axe like a modern ice tool.
An excellent general purpose axe with grip and leash - not as stripped as the Raven Pro due to the materials used in construction, but once you allow for the extra weight of the leash and grip there's not much in it.
Buy the Raven if you want an excellent axe with user friendly features without too much additional weight.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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