Black Diamond Turbo Ice Screw.
The Black Diamond Turbo Ice Screw is a lightweight and easy to carry climbing utensil . It is advanced tooth geometry for starting, allows you to place the ice screw fast and easy during climbing. The tooth geometry also makes the climbing faster, with an easy to place screw than others sold in the market. It is a classic light weight hanger to enable you to advance further during a climb, with less effort. This CE certified ice screw offers a higher quality and trustworthy climbing implement, to climbers. Weighing only 143 g, 5.0 oz., the screw offers climbing enthusiasts, a light load during an ascend. The Black Diamond screw has been totally designed for a 10 kN, 2248 lbf. climb. Completely manufactured out of chromoly, a climber can now count on a very durable and high resistance strong alloy. The Black Diamond Turbo Ice Screw has been delivered to market to get the job, and to keep a climber's confidence at 100%.
This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
|Strength:||10 kN, 2248 lbf|
|Weight:||5.0 oz / 143 g|
|Black Diamond Turbo Ice Screw - Cosmetic Seconds||$35.98|
I've used these and the BD express quite a bit. I like the handle on the exress a lot, but not sure if it justifies the added $20 price tag. If it's a difference between having enough screws or not, then go with these otherwise maybe try to build up using the Express so you can have the better hanger and handle to drive the screw in nice and fast.
This is a great screw and my favorite of different ice screws I have. It is really easy to place. The teeth are still razor sharp after two seasons of climbing on it. There are no signs of major wear. For the money it is your best bet. I prefer these over the new express screws. It only takes a few more seconds to place these.
Have only used for mountaineering on a glacier, and glacier ice climbing, but I was very happy with the ease of placement. After using both these and the expresses I would really say there is no need to get them unless you need extra fancy systems to skrew your ice skrews in. Not necessary at all though
Used the 19s to place numerous running belays on icy sections of Bolam Glacier, Mount Shasta. They worked great. Maybe the handles would be necessary for ice climbing, but for general mountaineering the turbos are a cinch to place for an extra level of safety on that touchy icy stretch. I like 'em.
Black Diamond screws are the best hands down.
Petzl's may have all sorts of gimicks, Grivels feel a bit sharper when new, and OP screws might be a bit easier on the wallet, but for long term use, and a screw that keeps its bite year after year, these are the goods.
Quality product. Vertical ice was sloppy one day and brittle hard the next but the screws worked well in both cases and I felt secure. I also had the fancy BD version with the folding knob and used both equally and with the same amount of ease/comfort.
This is absolutely a winner for the ice screws. They are so sharp that they are very easy to put into ice. Nice Design and no problems found whatsoever. Definitely worth its money.
These are great screws. They are a simple old style, and razor sharp, the will last a very long time thats for sure
Lack of a winding knob makes thisi screw obsolete. Save your money and get a knob.
Even if these screws place more slowly than every other screw, they are still great for setting up a belay or TR, and we save on the price. A nice price point screw!