Black Diamond Fusion Ice Tool

Priced: $279.95 Rated:   - 4 stars out of 5 by 5 reviews.
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Black Diamond designed the Fusion Ice Tool to handle the steepest, thinnest, most ridiculously difficult mixed climbs in the world. The revolutionary hydro-formed shaft adds stiffness and lowers weight, while the adjustable grip features three interchangeable spacers for dialing in fit. Black Diamond also added a removable spike for icy top-outs.

Traction and Grip:

  • Staggered grip eliminates pick shift when matching

Features:

  • Clip-in point allows you to use tethers
  • Fusion pick for better mixed climbing performance
Mountain Gear
Bridging the chasm between leashless speed and comfort, the Black Diamond Fusion Ice Tool provides light weight with a hammerless design and a more friendly hold with a patented adjustable grip.

Al's Sports
Black Diamond's premier mixed climbing tool, the Fusion performs like no other tool ever made. Incredibly lightweight, stiff and versatile, its top-of-the-line technology shines through in real world, game-changing performance.
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Country of Origin:China
Head Material:Stainless Steel
Head Style:Hammer
Interchangeable Heads:yes
Leash Included:no
Leash Type:Leashless
Shaft Material:Aluminum
Shaft Rating:T Rated
Weight:672 g
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Black Diamond Fusion Ice Tool Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

For non-carbon shaft, these tools perform well but don't have the light feel. The ergo-grip feels ok in the hand, but not as comfortably as some other tools I have used. I have to agree with what many people say about the angle of the pitch on these is a little too severe for me and I prefere the more traditional shaft with less pitch. That said these slice really well and challenge the likes of the the Nomic as mentioned below, or the Grivel Monster. I think the staggered grip on these do provide a nice protection for the hands, but find the grips to be a bit small for my hand (I have a large hand). All in all they get the job done, but I am always finding myself wanting more comfort in a tool when I am done. Keeping in mind that I have larger than normal hands the handles can be adjusted to a certain extent to accommodate larger hands. This is just my opinion but this is a pretty solid product from BD!

Johnathan Rambo at Backcountry.com on 08/07/2012

I just got back from using the Fusions for an ice climbing tour of 4 days and climbing 6-7 hours a day. These tools are quite sweet. They stick like a dream, you just have to drop down at the last second or the pick does not hit right on the point. Other than that its reasonable light weight, the handle grip is super comfortable. The on and only perk over my nomics is the spike and the pommel, it really makes mantling at top out easy and give a solid clip point for an umbilical.
I had the laser pick on so Mix climbing was a bit hard on the tips, defiantly go with the titan pick for mixed.
So to date my favorite tools are the Petzl Nomics, Bd Cobras (new style) then the BD Fusions.

Jeffrey Johnston at Backcountry.com on 02/28/2011

I don't know why these tools get a bad rap, I love them! I have climbed with Nomics, Monsters, vipers, Reactors, Quarks. If I had to choose just one pair of tools it would be these. I'm not saying that the others suck, just that I like these the best.

Ginger Snaps at Backcountry.com on 08/23/2012

Neutral Reviews:

I know some serious winter crushers in NH, VT and NY (insert name drop here) that swear by the Fusions...but for pure ice climbing, I've been more impressed with other tools. The angle for me was too much for pure ice routes, but they seem right at home on difficult technical mixed terrain.
I like BD tools in general because you can use one tool to tighten the pick of the other - but only as a patch in the field...and yes, I have actually needed this function. I couldn't get enough torque to really tighten them all the way down while repairing them at a belay. Another pair of hands might make it easier, but at least it wont fall off...

Jordan Scampoli at Backcountry.com on 12/02/2011

not so great on ice compared to Nomic. The clone missed some of the genes of the Petzl Nomic. It isn't user error. If you want to climbed hard mixed this is a good tool. If you are on steep ice it isn't.

Dane at Backcountry.com on 05/19/2011