Reactor Leashless


Reactor Leashless
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Reactor Leashless
Manufacturer Black Diamond
Page By Erik Beeler
Page Type Jan 24, 2007 / Jan 24, 2007
Object ID 2021
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Product Description

The fusion of a precision steel pick and hammer and lithe curved aluminum shaft make the Black Diamond® Reactor a reliable ally on rock and ice.

Leashless ice tool design with sticky thermoplastic urethane grip offers high performance on medium to steep waterfall ice and alpine terrain
Grip geometry keeps the hand-to-pick angle constant, which minimizes pick shifting during traverses, depumping, or when matching tools
Optimal clearance shape allows for solid placements
Aluminum reinforced pommels feature teeth for extra holding power to fight fatigue and protect hand from bashing and bruising
Leash and clip-in holes at head and pommel to prevent loss of tool en route
Chromoly steel Laser pick has a thinner nose and body to penetrate more easily and displace less ice for secure placements
Stainless steel head and 7075-series aluminum shaft combine for lightweight but durable power on ice and mixed routes
Curved shaft adds graceful reach for hooking cauliflower ice, precise striking on steep columns and nailing scratchy slopers on your project
An ideal companion for mixed climbing, waterfall ice and drytool classics

Prince: $190


Weight 670 grams

Length 19.75 inches

Shaft style Bent

Components included Pick, hammer



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Erik Beeler - Jan 24, 2007 5:07 pm - Voted 5/5

Again BD Had Good Gear
Well great gear actually. I have been climbing on the Vipers for years leashless and decided to get some tools designed to be leashless. I loved the Vipers so they have a hard act to follow and so far so good for the Reactors.

So far they have been well controlled, don't bounce or vibrate even in hard brittle ice.

Funny thing is I don't think the leashless handle is giving me a big benifit over the Vipers + Fang set up I have. Also they don't seem to swing and stick quite as easily as the Vipers but that could just be a case of me needing to get used to a slightly different swing feel.

If I had to choose today between the Vipers or the Reactors I would pick the Reactors since I only climb leashless, their swing feel is very similar and the Reactors are almost $80 bucks cheaper per pair if you don't count the cost of the leashes for the Vipers.

SteamboatClimber - Jan 26, 2007 12:29 am - Hasn't voted

Nice Tools
I just picked up a pair of these after climbing on them at the Ouray Ice fest. Head to head with the quarks and takoons I tried I just couldn't justify 200 dollars more for a set of tool. Great tool for the money!!

timd - Mar 10, 2009 6:08 am - Voted 5/5

Sweet tools
I love them! Light weight, aggresive and easy to hold on to. These tools give a positive stick almost every time and they hook great thanks to the angle. great tool for the money.

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