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Express Ice Screw

$59.95 USD


Our fastest placing ice screws with advanced tooth geometry and complete stainless steel construction, Express Ice Screws feature large, color-coded crank knobs for incredibly fast placements.
Item# BD4902100000ALL1
$59.95 USD

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Buy 6 or more ice screws, Express or turbo, receive a 10% discount!

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The easiest and fastest placing ice screws on the planet, the Black Diamond Express Ice Screw features a tapered tube where the teeth cut a hole just larger than the tube itself, for less friction during placements. A large, color-coded crank knob makes for easy size identification and uninterrupted 360-degree motion. Buy six or more screws, receive 10% off!

  • Advanced tooth geometry for easier starting and faster placement
  • Larger crank knobs with uninterrupted 360° motion
  • Stainless steel hangers with two clip points
  • Available in five lengths, color-coded for quick indexing
  • CE certified, patented

Tech Specs

Weight :  
[10 cm] 118 g (3.2 oz)
[13 cm] 134 g (4.7 oz)
[16 cm] 145 g (5.1 oz)
[19 cm] 159 g (5.6 oz)
[22 cm] 168 g (5.9 oz)
Strength :   10 kN (2248 lbf)
Materials :  
[Screw] chromoly
[Hanger] stainless steel

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  • - People's Choice Gear Award

  • Rock and Ice Magazine - Best In Gear Award 2009


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Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sharp and Fast! Love these Express screws! I use these when guiding/instructing on glacier ice and it is great to consistently have sharp screws that place quickly. Excellent! August 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Benchmark in the industry! Dependable, durable, quick. now if only they could make them lighter without reducing the durability... July 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by These don't really need a review These do not need a review since they are the best and the standard! This is the C4 camalot of ice and alpine climbing! Enough said! July 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BD Express Why are BD Express screws the best? 1. Agressive tooth profile ease starting. 2. Speed dial for fast placement. 3. Very smooth finish makes placing in hard ice and cleaning the core easier. 4. Multiple clipping holes. 5. Narrow gauge hanger makes for efficient racking on your harness (I easily carry 6-7 BD express per ice clipper.) April 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by The best ice screws Simply the best ice screws I have used. Punch into ice easily, screw in smoothly, the express handle makes this easy to do one handed and they rack nice and compact on your harness. February 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love These! I love everything about these screws: the sizes, ease in placing, the convenience of the handles, the ease in cleaning, and how they nest on my rack (facing toward the back). I've not used any other screws, so I can't offer a comparison. But once I had my first Express, I had to complete the rack. Easy to sharpen, as well. February 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Only Screw I use! BD express ice screws grab quickly when starting a placement. They cut like lasers making placing gear a snap. I think that this is what I like about them most. There is never a doubt in my mind about being able to get a screw placed before the dreaded pump sets in. Two holes comes in handy at anchors. Buy them. January 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Good bite, easy action Just learning how to lead on ice, and only have used these on warmer days. If they work just as well on harder ice, then I'll be stoked. January 27, 2014
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