Rated 5 out of 5 by Higinio Light, fast and reliable
I work as a guide so I use these screws a lot in the Winter. I prefer to buy new screws when they are dull (even a little bit dull) for reasons of safety, because sharpened screws are never as good as new. So I consider them more or less disposable. That's a bit of a shame given how beautiful they are, but at the end of the day they are just a tool, even though they are the best tool in the field. It is just amazing how good they have become in the last 10 years or so. Placing them feels almost like cheating because it takes just a few seconds. I think the color code is a good idea even though I don't pay as much attention to it as I do with BD cams. The only problem I have ever detected with these screws is that the crank can get stuck and you can't open it when you need it. It has only happened a few times in all these years and it could be due to metal fatigue (they weren't frozen). Maybe one day BD will manufacture a screw with super hardened points that don't ever get dull. Would that be possible? I guess it would make them terribly expensive, but if any company ever comes up with something like that it will probably be BD.
February 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bill Fast & Clean Pro
Exceptional screws, sets the standard and rapid placement allows for solid leads.
January 17, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paul The Best Screws I've Ever Owned
I've owned a lot of different types of screws over the years. These screws are, hands down, the best ice screws that i've ever owned.
January 14, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scott Keeps you from getting screwed
Easy placement and durability sum it up. Everyone carries a different quiver, I'm a huge fan of stacking my rack with 13's and 16's, with a stubby or two just in case and perhaps something longer for v-threads. BD's familiar color scheme makes identifying the right size a breeze.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Scott awesome screw
Super easy screw. Works great on ice/mixed routes and glaciers. Once you get them started they're completely effortless.
January 2, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Daniel What a good screw!
My AMGA guide introduced me to these while learning to ice climb in Hyalite. I lead WI4 and this is the only screw that I have. I won't be buying any other screws anytime soon and will replace my current pieces with BD when the time comes.
I like the bite and ease of setting.
Super smooth insertion/progress, once started.
Folding handle is awesome.
I've driven these right into rocks and frozen dirt on the back side of the falls. The screws had a more difficult time biting into the ice...but that's my fault. The screws still worked and just needed some quick attention in the garage when I got back.
Plenty of people have more experience, but I love the product and price. And Black Diamond.
November 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coby They are the BEST
When you are pumped, run out and your hands are so numb you cannot feel them the last thing you want is an overly complex ice screw! The BD Express Screws are simple to use, sharp and go in with no fuss. They are the best, the gold standard. They are the only screws I use!
April 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by John amazing
definitely an improvement of the BD screws from a decade ago. I haven't used other brands of screws in years, but these are truly amazing. Better tooth design.
March 17, 2015