Black Diamond Express Ice Screw.
The Black Diamond Express Ice Screw Is a must have utensil, for anyone who climbs in icy conditions. It was designed with an advanced tooth geometry, to allow climbers a faster and quicker placements of screws on rocks. These ice screws feature larger crank knobs that are easier to handle and can be turned 360 degrees for easier installation. Each ice screw has stainless steel hangers, with two clip points. The screws are only 4.7 ounces each, rendering climbers with a very lightweight implement, to easily and effortlessly clip to the accessory harness loops. Safety should be the number one priority for any climber and these screws readily permit it. These screws are certified up to 2,248 pounds, far more than most climbers or groups would ever need in a mountain. If ice climbing is in your future plans, purchase the Black Diamond Express Ice Screws and keep safety in mind at all times.
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Without question, the Turbo Express Ice Screws by Black Diamond are the easiest and fastest placing ice screws to ever sink their way into ice. This year we improved our renowned Express by redesigning the tooth geometry for easier starts, adding larger crank knobs that are easier to grab and augmenting the hanger with a second clip-in point for belay organization. Quick to bite and easy to crank in, the Express screw features a tapered tube where the teeth cut a hole just larger than the tube itself, for less friction and faster placements. The foldable speed-drive knob is color-coded for quick length identification and offers uninterrupted 360-degree motion. New stainless steel hangers are lighter than previous models, won't rust and reduce melt-out on sunny routes. The Express is built in five lengths to accommodate a variety of ice conditions. All sizes of screws are now CE-certified. Patented.
Often regarded as one of the fastest and most easily placed ice screws around, the Black Diamond Express ice screw bites into ice for quick and easy placement.
Made in USA.
|Strength:||2,248 lbf / 10 kN|
|Weight:||10 cm – 118 g (3.2 oz)|
|Black Diamond Express Ice Screw (Blem)||$49.95|
|Black Diamond Express Ice Screw - 13cm||$47.16 - $57.99|
|Black Diamond 19cm Express Ice Screw||$59.95|
|Black Diamond Express Ice Screw 19cm||$47.96 - $59.95|
These screws are the workhorse on my rack--sure, I have a couple grivel screws that I absolutely love, and I think there's even a Petzl Laser Sonic kicking around--but for most of my placements, I'm sinking in BD Express screws.
I find that while they don't place as quickly as the Grivel screws, they rack much more conveniently on your harness, and the multiple clip-in points make them an ideal piece for anchors. They're solidly built, start fast in hard ice, and easy to see sizes (I just think of them as camalot sizes) Make sure to flip the grinder knob down, as having your rope catch on it can be disastrous.
I used these all season. I took a fall on one and it held. I also used them for some top rope anchors. The thread design is better that some others I've seen, but similar to most others. The hanger is great because you have 2 places to clip if needed. They go in as well as Grivel Helix and seem to take the same effort, but have a better hanger. Go heavy on 13 and 16cm, and get a few of the stubbies and long ones for bad ice and shallow placements.
I use a full rack of these for ice climbing, and I always carry a couple of these for glacier travels. They are solid, easy to place, durable and when climbing with friends with other screws we always end up with the BDs. Only shortcomming is when placing in some concave "holes" where the relatively long and ridgid arm hits the surrounding ice before the screw is all in. Therfore I'd reccomend to bring one or two grivel 360s or similar in addition to the BDs.
Look no further. I love these. They start way fast and the little knob on the hanger makes getting them in a breeze. I like these a lot because they rack nicely on your harness. They go on and off ice clippers very easily, which is crucial when you are getting pumped and every fumbled move only adds to your pump. These are just great screws
Just peachy for super fast screwing. The color-coded crank nobs were what sold me on them. They are ultra easy to place and only really need to be sharpened once every ice season. I wouldn't want to take a fall on them, but that goes for anything screwed into ice. It's very important to use protection.
All my friends use them as a basic set fo ice climbing .
The grinder is very solid.
They use one screw from Grivel only if they need to put protection very fast when they are getting pumped( Yes Grivel is faster) but still BD rules.
I climb with a very mixed rack of different brands, and BD stands out like a happy thumb. Lighter than the grivels for sure. Plus I dig the double biner access! Bites, screws fast, does everything you look for in a screw!