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Black Diamond
Viper Ice Tool

4.7 out of 5 stars
10 Reviews



Viper Ice Tool

Black Diamond's Viper Ice Tool is an all-around axe for any terrain from nearby crags to faraway alpine climbs. Updates for this season include a superlight, hydroformed shaft that extends through the grip for a more responsive feel, and a beefed up Titan Pick for durability and a reliable, versatile performance. You can switch out the Titan Pick with any Black Diamond picks, adzes, and hammers thanks to the modular head. The adjustable FlickLock pommel slides up and down the shaft to offer more grip options on steep climbs or low-angle slabs.


  • One of Black Diamond's more versatile axes for all-around climbing
  • Light aluminum shaft hydroformed with a moderate curve for agression
  • Adjustable FlickLock pommel helps you choke up the axe
  • Modular head with Titan Pick and clippable spike
  • Item #BLD00F4
[head] stainless steel, [pick] chromoly steel, [shaft] aluminum, [grip] TPU
Claimed Weight
[hammer] 1lb 4oz, [adze] 1lb 5oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 10 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

June 15, 2023

Love these tools!

I started ice climbing a few seasons ago and tested out a lot of different tools from friends and these always felt the best, so I finally took the leap and bought my own set! They feel good in my hands and have a nice swing. Definitely recommend!

Heidi M.

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5 out of 5 stars

March 14, 2023


Just picked these up and they were amazing for steep ice heading up and also used for a nice little assist heading down on skis through a tight icy choke. Would def recommend.

Brian P.

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5 out of 5 stars

February 1, 2023

Loved them

Took them out for a weekend of climbing in Ouray. My partners and I all loved the new tools. Lightweight, a good swing, a comfortable shaft, and I loved the second pinky hook so I could choke up on the tool when needed.

Frances F.

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4 out of 5 stars

January 4, 2023

Great for alpine ice, think

Great for alpine ice, think I'll need a different pair for Hyalite climbing

Nico H.

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4 out of 5 stars

June 26, 2022

Sick tool!

Running up ice like some sorta gecko! This thing rocks

nathan b.

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4 out of 5 stars

March 9, 2022

Great first tools

Nice too handle and very light. Love the adjustable hand rest

Francois B.

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5 out of 5 stars

March 8, 2022

Game Changer

I’m a little late to the game, better late than never, but after using tools with leashes for the past 20+ years of ice climbing, I can’t believe that I held out this long. Excellent swing balance on the tools, I have an adze and hammer and like having the adze to improve my screw placements when needed, place easily over bulges, overall very happy. I use the spinner leash since I’m usually climbing multi pitch ice but will likely not use it for single pitch ‘cragging’ days

Jay I.

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5 out of 5 stars

March 3, 2022

these ice tools work perfect for me

I really like these ice tools. They're affordable, and have a nice feel to them. They have a slightly pick-heavy feel which I think helps for technical ice climbing.

Daniel D.

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5 out of 5 stars

March 3, 2022

Best Ice Tool I’ve used.

From vertical ice to general mountaineering the viper does it all!

Michael C.

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5 out of 5 stars

April 3, 2021

Nice gear!

I try it for ice and mixte. Verry happy about result.

Yannick D.

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