Black Diamond Contact Strap
Price Paid: $89.96
These are great crampons for what they are designed to do, which is carry in your pack on a winter hike, and put them on your non-crampon compatible boots when needed. I use these when I go on early or late winter hikes where I am likely to encounter some ice and snow, but nothing that would warrant a full mountaineering boot. I strap these to my pack, and when I hit ice I stop and put them on.
These strap-on crampons are designed to work with boots that are not step-on crampon compatible. This is good, since for this type of hike I just want to use my regular backpacking boots and not a mountaineering monster boot. The crampons take about 2-3 minutes to put on and about 1-2 minutes to take off and stow, so that are not instant. They are, however, quite stable and secure, so that I feel confident when ascending or descending down (non-vertical) slopes.
The only gripe I have with these crampons is that the strap system has buckles that are too small to use with gloves on--meaning you have to pull off your gloves to put them on or take them off. This isn't really a problem, though, because if it is too cold to do that, you are likely going to be using mountaineering boots anyway.
Overall, a great crampon to use with your three-season backpacking boots.
Price Paid: $129
After using them on some Spring ice and snowfield crossings I bought a second pair for my son to wear with me as we climb Mt. Adams next week. After using the old (1970s) set I have I had no idea how easy and effective they could be. They go on in a minute, come with soft rubber anti-balling plates and give you a good grab. I may never do any vertical front pointing but I trust these to keep me rightside up on any ice field crossing/climb.
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Free Shipping. Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon DECENT FEATURES of the Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon Distinctive stainless steel construction is lightweight, durable, resists snow balling and won't rust Strap version's flexible toe strap fits most footwear for easier glacier or snow travel Clip version has a low-profile micro-adjust heel bail and toe strap for a more precise fit on technical boots with a heel welt Equipped with Flex Center Bars Includes dual-density ABS The SPECS of the Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon Weight: per pair: 1 lb 13 oz / 808 g Type: Strap Stainless steel ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.
The Black Diamond Contact strap Crampon is a versatile and durable crampon for any boots not built for crampons. The contact strap system will fit any non-plastic boot including large snowboard boots. The fast adjust attachment system accommodates almost any footwear, and quickly collapses the Contact into a compact package that's easy to stash. Not intended for ice or waterfall use or front-point climbing, strictly for alpine ascents, hiking and basic ice travel. Comes with the dual density ABS covering. Made from stainless steel - stronger than aluminum but won't corrode like traditional steel. Whether you're hiking high in the mountains in the middle of winter or before the snow has all melted away in the summer, these Black Diamond crampons will keep you sure-footed when things get icy. Weight: 1 lb. 13 oz., 808g. One Size Fits Most: US Mens Size 5-13.5
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
One safe step after another allows you to climb to the top of that mountain. Try on the new lightweight, durable, and secure Contact Strap crampons. This is another reason that Black Diamond Equipment is a leader in progressive performance gear. PRODUCT FEATURES: Material: stainless steel Extremely durable and long-lasting, stainless steel construction provides a non-rusting surface and lighter overall weight - less the 2 pounds per pair Points stay sharper longer and the polished surface sheds snow more easily than powder-coated CroMoly crampons Get a precise fit in seconds by modifying the included quick-adjust sizing mechanism Prevent snow and debris from building with the included ABS plates Use these crampons with any kind of boot with the versatile strap binding Binding style: strap Fits boots: 36-46 Weight per pair: 1lb 12.5oz
- Appalachian Outdoors
The Contact Crampons from Black Diamond are designed for ice and snow travel. The 10-point design offers easy walking, while the fast-adjust attachment system accommodates almost any footwear.