General information, inspection and lifespan of Black Diamond Ice Accessories with instructional pictures.
For easy, one-and-done V-threads, the Black Diamond First Shot Ice Screw Guide gives you an accurate screw-angle guide and a folding cord hook-all in one compact, simple tool. Three size settings allow use with 16, 19 or 22 cm screws, and the cord puller also features a mini saw for clearing holes.
Three size settings for 16, 19 or 22 cm ice screws.
Cord puller (with mini saw) folds into handle.
Will work with most ice screws.
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|Weight (g / oz)|
Weight (g / oz)
In grams and ounces, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
Unfortunately, for ice accessories in particular, these are not common figures that are given out.
|82 g / 3.00 oz|
We list as many details here as the manufacturer supplies.
This information is definitely limited for ice accessories.
|Ice Rating (if applicable)|
Most ice accessories do not have a rating. This field is used for ice axe and ice tool accessories like picks, that have an ice rating.
B / Type 1: Basic
T / Type 2: Technical
Note: Even though it looks like the more aggressive picks are T and the flatter picks are B, this is not always the case. The ratings are based on flex, and not the shape.
When it comes to V-thread tools Black Diamond's First Shot is the most advanced. It is the first V-threader that cannot be replaced with a pocket knife and a piece of wire. And the only tool with a guidance system for quick and easy V-thread creation. Shaped like a large Swiss-Army knife the First Shot unfolds to hold two ice screws at a precise angle.