If you’ve ever thought to yourself “man, it’d be really cool if I could use my ice axe as a shovel handle,” you’re not alone. For years, weight and space-minded ski mountaineers have fantasized about the mythical ice axe that acted as a shovel handle. If you’re anything like us, you may have even tried all sorts of axe and shovel blade combinations, but haven't been satisfied. Alas, Black Diamond has come to the rescue again in the form of the Venom Classic LT. This UIAA and CE-certified axe is built for ultralight versatility in the mountains, with its athletic weight, replaceable pick and spike, and ability to “add on” a hammer. Perhaps most impressive is its ability to mate with the Black Diamond Transfer Shovel Blade, negating the need to bring both a heavy shovel handle and an ice axe. If your words of affirmation include “versatile,” “functional,” and “light,” the Venom Classic LT is for you.
- Hammer, Tech Pick, Adjustable Pommel, and Transfer Shovel Blade Compatible make this a Transformer of an axe.
- Replaceable steel Hot Forged Classic LT Pick and steel spike so go ahead, knock the snot out of it.
- Grooved Aluminum shaft for extra grip.
- CE and UIAA certified.
||Hot forged pick, aluminum head and adze, aluminum shaft|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Mountaineering, ski mountaineering|
|Notes||Transfer shovel blade compatible|
|Bottom Line||Light and versatile general mountaineering axe|
|Compare to other Ice Axes|
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