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Black Diamond

Black Diamond Viper

In short

A technical, all-terrain tool, the Viper is built with a hydroformed shaft to increase stiffness and reduce weight, while maintaining exceptional clearance and balance.
Brand: Black Diamond
Type Of Gear:
www: Black Diamond Viper Ice Tool
Variations: Hammer / Adze
Warranty: 1 year


Length: 50 cm

Technical specifications

Weight: 655 g
Grip Material:
Head Material: Stainless steel
Pick Material: Chromoly steel
Pick Strength Rating: CEN-B
Pick Type:
Shaft Material: Aluminum
Shaft Strength Rating: CEN-T
Shaft Type:


Removable Pick Weights:

Look and feel

Color: Orange


Start & End of availability:
Made in: USA

Product Identification

Manufacturer Product ID: BD412077_cfg

Other Product Specifications

Grip: TPU
Instructions: MM5817 E Ice Tools WEB pdf
Manufacturer: Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd.
Price: $229.95 USD
Producer Category: climb - Technical Ice Tools
Recommended Use: Mountaineering, ice, ski touring
Size: Hammer|Adze

Detailed description

  • Hydroformed shaft for clearance, weight savings and strength
  • Laser pick, Viper Strike and Fang included, modular head design
  • Shaft CEN-T certified, patented
  • Pick is CEN-B

Pros and cons

  • Balance (1 vote)
  • Ergonomic shaft (1 vote)
  • Excellent build quality (1 vote)
  • Excellent design (1 vote)
  • Stiffness (1 vote)
  • Versatile (1 vote)



Overall rating:

(8 votes) 4.1538
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My opinion

Product quality:
4.5 (6 votes)
Product value:
4.0 (6 votes)
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Reviews (Top 3 rated)

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Topnotch multipurpose ice-tool for technical alpine- or ice-climbing.
It could be good enough for dry-tooling but during the whole route you’ll think only about the adze above your head. In my opinion, it’s better to replace the adze by Micro hammer plate (BD4120900000ALL1) or use something else for dry-tooling to avoid injury.
Ergonomic grip is good to handle in normal case but when you try to use adze or hammer and rotate the shaft you come up with certain inconveniences.

  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent design
  • Balance
  • Stiffness
  • Versatile
  • Ergonomic shaft
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