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Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampons with ABS Plates


    Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampons with ABS Plates

    Compact and easy to use, the 10-point Black Diamond Contact strap-on crampons are optimized for general mountaineering, backcountry skiing and glacier walking.

    • $129.95

    Item # 798354

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    • Now constructed using stainless steel for a design that won't rust, crampons are lighter weight and more durable than previous version; stainless steel resists snow balling
    • Low profile creates a secure connection to modern climbing boots
    • Horizontal front points provide excellent stability on snow and glaciers
    • Secondary points create a stable platform while kicking steps; serrated points bite into snow and ice for secure hold
    • Flexible toe straps fit most footwear
    • Included dual-density ABS plates keep snow from sticking beneath your feet
    • Boots size 12 and larger require the Long Center Bars, sold separately

    Please note: Black Diamond products can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

    Made in USA.

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    Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampons with ABS Plates Specs
    Best use
    EU 34 - 46 / US 4 - 12
    Stainless steel
    808 grams
    Fits shoe size

    Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampons with ABS Plates

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    Rated 4.375/5 based on 16 reviews
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromMetal on Heel The chart indicated that 10.5 shoe size would work for this without the purchase of the extender bar for an additional $20 or so. It doesn't fit. Even if it did fit, the heel has the strap connecting to a metal bracket sticking UP which will contact the boot heel and destroy or damage it. I don't see how this crampon design will work at all. I'm disappointed and will return the product and buy the more expensive model. Quality appears good just the design is bad.
    Date published: 2011-01-02
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromGreat first pair I bought these for my first trip to Shasta for attachment to a pair of stout hiking boots. The crampons pack up tight and take up little space on my gear. They are steel so weight could be an issue for some, but I like the durability of steel vs aluminum. Easy to put on and take off. Traction is superb but I'd purchase a different pair for ice climbing. Durability seems ok, but I'm concerned that the way the strap runs through the toe cap, it may wear through or crack over time.
    Date published: 2011-09-25
    Rated 4out of5
    by fromBlkDmnd Crampons Strap is too long once the crampon is adjusted. Very easy to store, carry and adjust. Feels a bit narrow on the lower side (heel). Great value for money.
    Date published: 2012-02-15
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGood Mountaineering Crampons I use the BD contract straps with my Scarpa Charmoz GTX size 45. The center bar allows easy length adjustments to fit different sized boots. The bindings are very easy and quick to put on and hold a bomber grip on my boots. I have not had any problems with the crampons coming loose during a trip. The stainless steel is also lighter than the steel version.
    Date published: 2010-03-27
    Rated 5out of5
    Date published: 2010-04-10
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromA lot of bang for the buck Really versatile crampon. I was able to fit them to two different sets of boots I already have. The crampons were easy to adjust and the standard center bar that came with them worked great for my size (mens size 10). Zero problems with them coming loose on the mountain and the grip was excellent. Put them on for the climb up on early morning crust and throw them back in the pack for the ski down when the snow softens. Done.
    Date published: 2010-05-23
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat Alpine Mountaineering Crampons These crampons are designed for alpine travel on glacier ice and frozen snow. They work very well for steep ice, but they are not designed for vertical ice climbing. If you use these for their intended purpose --- climbing mountains in a traditional alpine style --- they are great crampons. I have used them with mountaineering double boots, and I have also strapped them onto my leather backpacking boots. Obviously the security on the mountaineering boots is good, but they were okay for walking over ice in the backpacking boots too. On my mountaineering boots, they were even pretty secure without the straps engaged. They never popped off the boot, even when others, with step-in crampons did pop off. I think this is because as the rand wears out, the step-ins become less secure. The strap-ons don't rely on the rand, so they stay secure.
    Date published: 2010-06-14
    Rated 5out of5
    by fromGreat Crampons Just used these on a Mt Rainier climb. Wish all my gear was as good as these crampons. Light weight, good grip, easy to fit on the boots. Just awesome. Cannot beat them for the price.
    Date published: 2010-06-27

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