Black Diamond Venom Ice Tool

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A technical mountain ice axe designed for weight conscious alpinists and ski mountaineers, the Black Diamond Venom features a fully interchangeable pick, sliding FlickLock pommel and an ergonomically shaped, angled shaft.

Combining the technical precision of an ice tool with the classic alpine functionality of a piolet, the Black Diamond Venom ice axe is the one tool to have for technical ski mountaineering missions, classic glacier routes and moderate snow climbs with short cruxes. The Venom’s stainless steel head features a fully interchangeable pick design that is compatible with any Black Diamond pick. The integrated grip and asymmetrical angled shaft provide security and easy handling when swinging it like an ice tool, and a sliding FlickLock pommel offers an adjustable second grip for choking up on steep snow.

  • Stainless steel head with integrated adze or hammer
  • Interchangeable pick construction is compatible with all BD picks
  • Asymmetrical angled shaft with integrated grip for ergonomic handling
  • Hammer comes with Mountain Tech pick, Adze comes with Mountain Classic pick
  • Adjustable FlickLock pommel
  • Leash Included: No
  • Pick Rating: CEN-B certified
  • Shaft Rating: CEN-B certified
  • Manufacturer: Black Diamond
  • Material: Aluminum, Chromoly steel, Stainless steel
  • Weight: 528g (average)

Type: Ice Axes

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Tom Everett

Great axes

Having previously used a pair of Stubai Hornets and DMM Xenos, I bought these two years ago. I have mainly used these axes for Scottish winter climbing. The axes are superb for leashless climbing, for security I have been using the Grivel spring leashes

Andy L


I've had these axes for a season now, having previously used DMM fly's, so I can't compare them to other leashless axes- but I can say they're amazing! Well designed, curvy enough to give good clearance, but still plungable in cornices etc (Obviusly to a