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    Protect your gear from your ice axe with Black Diamond's Spike Protector.

    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.
    • Item #BLD0297

    Tech Specs

    translucent TPU
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Bestest ever !

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is by far the best spike protector I ever had. This spike protector is awesome. It has probably saved me thousands of dollars in spiked technical gear. I just can't say enough about just how awesome this spike protector is compared to every other spike protector I ever had the pleasure of knowing.

    Eh, the Patzl spike protector is better

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The plastic is terrific but, as others have noted, the tie-off to secure this on the axe is awkward. It has fallen off several times in various situations. The similar BD pick and adze protector is my top choice on that end, but for the spike I prefer the simplicity of the Petzl protector.

    PSA: Cover your spikes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Sharp spikes are kind of a necessity. Down jackets, gore shells and other nice pieces of gear are also pretty key. Make sure your gear gets along.... cover your spike.

    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.

    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.

    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.

      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.

          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

          Black Diamond Spike Protector Close-up