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Black Diamond
Venom Light Classic Ice Axe

5 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews
Color:Envy Green



Why We Like The Black Diamond Venom Light Classic Ice Axe

When braving icy steeps for epic drop-in points, we head out with the Black Diamond Venom Light Classic Ice Axe in hand. Equipped with a curved pick and fixed adze, this axe gives us the means for self-arrest and cutting steps, while the steel pick eases placements. The featherweight aluminum shaft takes a beating while feeling light in hand, and the replaceable pick and spike keep this tool in working order through a lifetime of adventures.


  • Ultralight, adaptable axe for technical pow hunts
  • Classic pick for additional grip on steep, icy slopes
  • Fixed adze aides in cutting steps and building anchors
  • Grooved aluminum shaft provides light, hardwearing grip
  • Steel spike eases anchor placements and boosts longevity
  • Compatible with Black Diamond hammer, tech pick, adjustable pommel, and Transfer Shovel Blade (sold separately)
  • Item #BLDZ9LZ
[head, pick] forged aluminum, [shaft] aluminum, [spike] steel
Leash Included
Claimed Weight
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year
mountaineering, ski mountaineering

Overall Rating

5 based on 8 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

November 27, 2023

Versatility is key

As it is, this piolet makes perfect sense. Add on the modular enhancements and now you have the most versatile tool for your winter adventures. My only original concern was the sturdiness of the modular system, I can now say, this tool is solid!

Sergio J.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

August 1, 2023

Venom LT piolet

Wanted a second ice axe but didn't want the weight. Took this on a Goode Mt trip, did the Goode Stormking Col descent and this light weight axe performed! Can't wait for further adventures with the Venom!

Erik K.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

July 25, 2023


super light, sturdy, with options to connect other tools to improve functionality for your specific goal. great piolet.

Sean S.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

May 1, 2023

Light and remarkably like a "real" axe

I've had a few ultra light axes that are great for lightweight use, but this axe feels a bit more like a normal "real" axe in terms of pick length and adze size (albeit still a pretty diminuitive adze). I love that it mates with my transfer LT shovel blade!

Joshua C.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

April 6, 2023


Lightweight, no frills solid piolet for spring ski missions

Nick O.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

March 22, 2023

Ultralight ice axe

LOVE how light it is, plus pairing with the lightest UIAA rated shovel on the market?! *chefs kiss*

Noel W.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

March 20, 2023

light as can be

I got this pick for ski mountaineering, wanted it to be light but still trustworthy when it get icy. It is very light and you hardly feel it with the other avy gear, but it handles well in steep snow and feels robust.

Irina O.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

March 14, 2023

Amazing new addition to the ice axe fam

Absolutely love this thing. Incredibly light, but does the job as expected. Feels great in the hand, and it's compact size fits wonderfully on my touring packs.

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Joshua Y.

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