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If you've ever opened the trunk of your car to find your ice axe shaft sticking right through the side of a duffel bag, then you understand the value of the Black Diamond Spike Protector. This simple piece of TPU fits over the spike of nearly any ice axe and keeps the sharp point from attacking unsuspecting gear and clothes while you travel.

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Works as listed

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Stays on, easy to remove. The price of protectors is easily worth the cost of repairing or replacing gear...


Incomplete design

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Kinda weird that you have to tie a prussik type hitch with the shock cord to make it stay on.

Seems like something without the cord that locks on the hole in most spikes would be a lot better. It does have two bumps that grab that hole, so it doesn't just fall straight off without a prussik.

Rubber bit seems great. Price is wonderful.


Get it with your axe

    You will want one of these to protect your axe and your gear. There really isn't much more to say about it.


    Always use protection...

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    As many have said these are great for protecting against accidental tears in your gear or scrapes on your legs or arms from your axe when you forget its on your pack. I also like these a lot for when I am flying with my gear as protection when I toss these inside a gear bag.


    Exactly like everything.........

      I order from this store..excellent products. Very happy with it all.


      No more impaling gear!

        Cheap, and its a great insurance policy for the rest of your technical gear. Mine fits perfectly on my Raven Pro! Just use a prussik on either the shaft or leash, and you're good!


        Spike protector

          It's pretty straightforward. I have a Black Diamond Raven axe and this is a great lil protector. Keeps myself and my gear safe while keeping it sharp and in prime working condition. A definite must.



            Fits great, not only protects but I don't have to worry about it going through it any of my bags or into my gear.


            Floor Protector

              Use this on my Raven Pro which sits out on my hard wood floors. Also keeps my gear safe from the spike in transit.


              Worth it to save your gear

                For me the value of this isn't so much that it protects your ice axe spike as it protects the rest of your gear from the spike. No longer do I poke holes in my duffels or clothes while travelling with my axe, no longer to I stick my skis or myself or my helmet while carrying it on the outside of my pack.

                It fits my BD ice axes perfectly. It works fine on non-BD axes, just not quite as well. The attached cord works well to keep in on with a double or triple prusik (Google "prusik" if you don't know how to tie one, it's well worth learning if you're climbing).


                Protection is a must.

                  Yeah these are for geeks, but I find they are great for travel and for running your axes in the pack. Nothing worse than ripping a hole in your pack or bag and 5 bucks will save you the trouble. These will work on other axes other than BD as well. Worth it to me.


                  Does the job!

                    Does what it is suppose to do...little tricky to figure out how it is suppose to stay on but once you get it, works like a charm!


                    does the deed

                      Fits on the BD Raven pretty well; have to loop it through the eye of the spike to get it to tighten and stay on....Might be better if it was long enough to attach to the head or to a leash but it seems to work ok as is and will prevent impaling yourself or others!

                      does the deed
                      Black Diamond Spike Protector Close-up

                      Black Diamond Spike Protector Close-up

                      Protect your gear and yourself when ice cragging with this handy little accessory. Close-up gear shot of spike attached to axe – Purssik on shaft and on leash

                      Anyone know how this thing is supposed to...

                      Anyone know how this thing is supposed to stay on the axe, other than just hoping it doesn't pop off?

                      Best Answer

                      You tie a prusik on the shaft with the elastic cord and it stays put pretty nicely.


                      could be better

                        gets the job done, i suppose, but i cant figure out how your supposed to tie it down once placed over the spike. i usually try to loop it through the little aperture in the spike itself, but this only works on some axes. i could swear that the thing snagged on a branch once while i was skiing and it fell off... imo the bungie needs to be long enough to loop over the head of the axe.


                        Works - sort of

                          This goes on, but doesn't stay on. Or maybe I haven't figured the trick to it?

                          It sounds like others are having the same issue and it may even depend some on your specific axe. Try your best with the cord and the cinch. Get creative or get with the return policy. Good luck!

                          I use Prussik knot on the leash and it works like a charm!