Black Diamond Ultralight Ice Screw

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Designed for ski mountaineering, glacial travel and high-end alpinism, BD Ultralight Ice Screws say it all in the name. Weighing in at 45% lighter than their popular Express Ice Screws, the Utlralight Screw combines a steel tip with an aluminium body and forged aluminium hanger that features two clip-in points.

Black Diamond Ultralight Ice Screw

13cm
£63.90
£71.00
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16cm
£64.80
£72.00
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8 In Stock
19cm
£65.70
£73.00
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22cm
£66.60
£74.00
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10 + In Stock
Designed for ski mountaineering, glacial travel and high-end alpinism, BD Ultralight Ice Screws say it all in the name. Weighing in at 45% lighter than their popular Express Ice Screws, the Utlralight Screw combines a steel tip with an aluminium body and forged aluminium hanger that features two clip-in points.
 
The innovative wire-gate Express handle saves more weight and also clicks open and closed. The Ultralights are also easily identified by length with the classic BD colour scheme.
  • Aluminium body with steel tip.
  • Aluminium forged hanger with two clip-in points.
  • Wire-gate Express handle.
  • Colour-coded Express knobs.
 

BD Ultralight Ice Screws
Length Colour Weight Use Weight of equivalent BD Express Ice Screw
13cm Gold 74g Ideal for "get it in quick" situations 134g
16cm Blue 81g Perfect for comfortable on lead placements 145g
19cm Black 89g The best alrounder 159g
22cm Green 96g Great for reassuring belays and making Abalakovs 168g

 

NB We have found in use that aluminium screws tend to clog up more than steel screws, particularly in cold conditions, so while they are great for lightening your rack, it's probably still worth carrying steel screws for those strenuous one handed placements and save the alloy ones for situations where you are in balance. We suspect this is due to the nature of the metal rather than any fault in the design of the screw though we have recently received this explanation from Petzl: "Something important to remember with aluminium ice screws is that the tube is thicker causing higher resistance and this can in certain situations, such as wet, or very hard ice, lead to a less good screwing performance (sic). To avoid any problems, we do recommend to always take some steel ice screws as well."

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