Black Diamond Spike Protector

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Black Diamond Spike Protector -
Black Diamond Spike Protectors are ingenious accessories which prevent the spike at the bottom of your ice axe from dulling prematurely and/or from damaging your gear during transport. The Spike Protector also protect your toes should you drop your ice axe while organizing your gear.


  • Fit most any ice tool on the market

Weather and Wind:

  • Can be used during ascents; TPU will not crack or freeze in cold temperatures
  • Made from translucent, cold-resistant Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU)


  • Quickly adjustable
  • Secures on nearly any ice axe
  • Ultra-light and small, weighs just 0.5 oz (13 g)
  • Ideal for gear transportation
  • Compatible with most tools
  • Protects spike from dulling or damaging your gear
  • Translucent thermoplastic urethane protector covers the spike of your ice axe
If you've ever opened the trunk of your car to find your ice axe shaft sticking right through the side of a duffel bag, then you understand the value of the Black Diamond Spike Protector. This simple piece of TPU fits over the spike of nearly any ice axe and keeps the sharp point from attacking unsuspecting gear and clothes while you travel.

Mountain Gear
Easily and quickly adjustable, Black Diamond's Spike Protector prepares your ice tool for transport, safeguarding against damage to the spike or to any gear that it may come into contact with.


Cover the sharp spike on your ice tools for safe transport with the Black Diamond Spike Protector.


Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
The Black Diamond Spike Protector is a quickly-adjustable translucent TPU protector for your spike.

The Black Diamond Spike Protector keeps the peace between your high end jacket and your high end ice axe. One of these little guys will keep your mountain wardrobe hole free.


Quickly adjustable translucent TPU protectors for ice axe heads, picks and spikes. Fit most any ice tool on the market.
Black Diamond Ice tool protectors for gear transport.
Translucent TPU
Quickly adjustable.
Fits most any tool.
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Color:BD Orange
Country of Origin:China
Material:Thermoplastic urethane
Weight:13 g or 0.5 oz
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Black Diamond Spike Protector Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

For me the value of this isn't so much that it protects your ice axe spike as it protects the rest of your gear from the spike. No longer do I poke holes in my duffels or clothes while travelling with my axe, no longer to I stick my skis or myself or my helmet while carrying it on the outside of my pack.
It fits my BD ice axes perfectly. It works fine on non-BD axes, just not quite as well. The attached cord works well to keep in on with a double or triple prusik (Google "prusik" if you don't know how to tie one, it's well worth learning if you're climbing).

Scott Pendleton at on 12/11/2011

Fits on the BD Raven pretty well; have to loop it through the eye of the spike to get it to tighten and stay on....Might be better if it was long enough to attach to the head or to a leash but it seems to work ok as is and will prevent impaling yourself or others!

Mike C at on 02/22/2010

Yeah these are for geeks, but I find they are great for travel and for running your axes in the pack. Nothing worse than ripping a hole in your pack or bag and 5 bucks will save you the trouble. These will work on other axes other than BD as well. Worth it to me.

Seth Morrison at on 07/11/2010

It's pretty straightforward. I have a Black Diamond Raven axe and this is a great lil protector. Keeps myself and my gear safe while keeping it sharp and in prime working condition. A definite must.

NmbrdDays at on 01/26/2012

Cheap, and its a great insurance policy for the rest of your technical gear. Mine fits perfectly on my Raven Pro! Just use a prussik on either the shaft or leash, and you're good!

Ryan Roeber at on 02/25/2012

Placed it on my BD Raven Pro. Plastic covers about 4/5 of the spike. Sometimes I feel like it may come off, but it has yet to do so.

MNJason at on 11/29/2008

Does what it is suppose to do...little tricky to figure out how it is suppose to stay on but once you get it, works like a charm!

Sav3713942 at on 04/14/2010

Fits great, not only protects but I don't have to worry about it going through it any of my bags or into my gear.

NmbrdDays at on 01/02/2012

Use this on my Raven Pro which sits out on my hard wood floors. Also keeps my gear safe from the spike in transit.

Kyle Gochenour at on 12/12/2011

Simple and durable

These protectors are by far the best available, this thing is simple and stays put. well worth the $$$
Richard Fletcher at REI on 04/04/2013

Neutral Reviews:

Does the job

I needed protection for the sharp parts of the ice axe because it was doing a lot of damage in my luggage. Improvised wraps did not do the job. Now I keep it permanently on, even while hanging on the pack until I actually use the axe. The main problem is with not losing it. The short cord does the job of keeping it on the tip just barely. The protector does not fit tight on my BD Raven Pro tip. Wiggling would not mattter if it could be attached safely to the axe. Manufacturer recommends using the prusik knot. It just does not work on the smooth metalic shaft. So I improvise by tying it with the additional cord all the way to the head of the axe. Also, I have not used it in the luggage yet, but the tip of the protector does not seem as dull as it could/ should be. I feel that it can still do some damage inside the rough handled luggage.
NY hiker at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 01/01/2009

gets the job done, i suppose, but i cant figure out how your supposed to tie it down once placed over the spike. i usually try to loop it through the little aperture in the spike itself, but this only works on some axes. i could swear that the thing snagged on a branch once while i was skiing and it fell off... imo the bungie needs to be long enough to loop over the head of the axe.

Brian G. Sweeney at on 06/09/2009

This goes on, but doesn't stay on. Or maybe I haven't figured the trick to it?

vineeth at on 03/05/2009