Black Diamond Whippet Self-Arrest Pole -
The Black Diamond Whippet Self Arrest Pole is a must have for backcountry skiers and snowboarders in steep terrain.
A whippet is a ski pole ice axe combo that gives you the ability to self arrest if you take a slide.
Chromoly pick canard wing built into a dual-density grip for excellent traction in the snow.
FlickLock mechanism provides 43 cm of adjustability so you can quickly and easily match the height of your poles to the terrain, even while wearing gloves.
All aluminum keeps these poles light yet sturdy.
The Black Diamond 3/4 basket gives great float without snagging or catching as you move.
Sold individually - pair with one of your other Black Diamond Poles or carry two Black Diamond Whippets.
Don't let a simple fall be the end of your season, or worse. The Black Diamond Whippet is perfect for steep-line descents and ski mountaineering when every move counts.
- All aluminum construction
Traction and Grip:
- Stainless steel pick embedded in the top of the grip
- Touring Series grip with fluted interior forweight reduction
- New lightweight grip extensions for quick, secure choke-ups
- Chromoly pick with canard wing built into a dual-density grip
- 18 mm (0.71 in) upper tapers to a 16 mm (0.63 in) lower
- 16 mm (.63 in) aluminum upper with 14 mm (.55 in) aluminum lower
- Touring Series strap with lightweight webbingand plastic ladder-lock buckle
- Sold individually
- Ergonomic handle
- Replaceable shaft and powder basket, please note the pick is not replaceable
- FlickLock Pro adjustability
- Adjustable; 97-140 cm (38 - 55 in)
- 100mm (4in) powder basket
- NewFlickLock Pro is more durable and easier to use than ever
- 4-inch (100 mm) Powder Basket
- Weight Single 420g, 1 lb 5 oz
- Includes Black Diamond Pick Protector
The Black Diamond Whippet Self Arrest Pole is active and playful for the steeps. These ski poles have the added self-arrest security of the chromoly pick embedded in the pole’s grips, which helps to prevent that minor slip turning major on super serious steep slopes. Black Diamond has a time-honored reputation for designing ski poles that can be there in the ultimate mountaineering situations. The FlickLock® Pro adjustability dial allows you to adjust your poles to the perfect length saving on inefficient movement. The Whippet Self Arrest Pole has aluminum 16 millimeter upper and 14 millimeter lower. These features contribute to the poles low profile design. Poles are crucial in challenging situations, and that is why the Whippet is there to be trusted.
When ski touring in highly exposed terrain or extremely variable conditions, a simple edge slip can become a life-or-death slide in the blink of an eye, leaving no time to remove your pack and grope for your ice axe. With the Black Diamond Whippet Self-Arrest Ski Pole, you no longer have to resort to carrying a ski pole in one hand and one ice axe in the other in these extreme situations. An aggressive stainless steel pick embedded in the pole's grip allows for quick and effective self-arrests, and the two-piece construction with powder basket gives this pole versatile touring performance on the mellow approach.
For steep, icy bootpacks and added self-arrest security on mega-steep, no-fall terrain, the time-tested Black Diamond Whippet is the ultimate ski mountaineering tool. The Whippet features a chromoly pick embedded in the pole's grip that can help keep minor slips from turning into slides for life. FlickLock Pro adjustability dials in the perfect length with dramatically improved security and a low-profile design.
Oregon Mountain Community
Ease your mind, and maybe save your life on steep descents or icy boot packs with the time-tested Black Diamond Whippet ski pole. This self-arrest tool features a stainless steel pick embedded in the pole's grip, and an adjustable aluminum shaft.