Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon

Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon

Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 19.
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Product Description Item No.   10093332

The Contact Strap Crampon by Black Diamond. A classic 10-point crampon for mountaineers, skiers and hikers-now with a lighter-weight, re-engineered design using stainless steel.

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

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Crampon Material: Stainless steel
Fits Shoe Size: EU 34 - 46 / US 4 - 12
Number of Points: 10
Anti-balling Plate Included: Yes
Weight: 29 oz.
Best Use: Mountaineering and Alpine, Ice and Mixed Climbing
Type of Binding: Strap-on
Rated 5 out of 5 by from handled all the abuse - and misuse - I could give them Though I only recently purchased a pair, the Pacific NW’s record snowpack has given me plenty of opportunity to test them. I prefer low and light hiking shoes to boots, and to my delight, the Contacts were flexible enough that I didn’t have any problems wearing them over my shoes. Despite many opportunities to come off on 60° ice or 40° snow inclines, they stayed put. Also, I traversed a lot of mixed ice and rock terrain, but instead of removing and replacing my crampons ad nauseam, I scrambled over the rocks with the crampons on. Such idiocy should be expected to spell the end of any aluminum - or perhaps lesser steel - crampons, but my Contacts appear to have suffered no permanent damage.
Date published: 2011-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great starter crampon for non-technical hiking in late/early seasons This is a great crampon for those not looking to jump into technical climbing, but want something reliable for late/early season hiking. Took these up Mount Washington in late october and they performed flawlessly. Saw others coming back with lesser quality, and less rugged types. One guy actually broke and lost his cheap one on the ridgeline. These are stainless and claim not to rust, i hope so, but I havent had them that long yet. Solid BD. Works well with my leather Asolo backpacking boots, not mountaineering, and it doesnt look like they will destroy the boots, either.
Date published: 2010-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pretty sweet crampons! I bought these over the summer on sale and finally got to use them over the weekend. This was the first time I ever used crampons. I was a little apprehensive about putting them on, but I got them on and adjusted before my fingers got too cold. They were extremely stable over ice and snow, and held up well over bare rock. I ran into a dude who was saying he was using his for the second time and that he even though he didn't use them too often, you just feel like a bad a$$ whenever you see them with your gear. Agreed.
Date published: 2013-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good for early season hiking I haven't used these a lot, but the hiking I've done in them has been great...have fit a couple of different sized boots and I've never lost traction while I was using them. Sharp enough to jam a hole in your boot if you aren't careful, but not so aggressive that they're horribly uncomfortable. Be careful if you wear boots larger than size 11 1/ might need the longer bar, I'm on the last hole on the ones that came with these crampons!
Date published: 2010-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Value Crampon for General Glacial Travel I've had my Contacts for years, so I can't speak to the new steel used in this version, but I know the design is solid. I've used them all over the Cascades as well as in the Peruvian Andes last summer. The strap design is excellent for general glacier travel because it lets you put them on almost any set of footwear, whether it's lightweight boots for warm weather, or plastics for cold, high altitude climbing.
Date published: 2010-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Product I bought these for a mountain goat hunt in SE Alaska this fall. We weren't allowed to leave the skiff without wearing them due to the wet, icy mountain slopes. I was able to traverse the mountain, get my goat and make it back safely which I'm sure I wouldn't have without these Black Diamond Crampons. I highly recommend this product to anyone who values their life.
Date published: 2015-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super Reliable I've used these crampons on several winter summits in the White Mountains in NH (Kinsmans, Lafayette, Twins, Bonds) and they have not let me down. They secure very tightly to hiking boots as well as mountaineering boots. They easily adjust to accommodate both styles of boot. They've been helpful both above and below tree line on ice and snow.
Date published: 2013-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from durable, easy to adjust I've had these a few years now. They are great. Fairly light weight, easy to adjust, durable, and do a good job keeping me in place on glaciers. The same pair fits me (women's size 8.5) and my friend (men's size 12). They also fit well on my medium weight hiking boots as well as mountaineering boots.
Date published: 2014-02-27
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The product description says they have anti balling plate, but product specifications says no. Please explain

Asked by: Matthew
Hiya there, thanks for your question! This crampon does have an anti balling plate. Sorry for the confusion!
Answered by: Alice in Wanderland
Date published: 2017-02-28

I just purchased a pair of the Black Diamond Contact strap crampons. After adjusting them for a proper fit, I notice that there is a lot of extra strap - almost a foot. Is it ok to cut off some of this extra length leaving enough to snug them up?

Asked by: Dexhiker
Thanks for the question! Crampons are basically user preference. So you can for sure cut off the extra strap. Just make sure you are not planning on using these crampons with larger/ wider boots in the future. When you do cut off the strap, be sure to burn the end so it does not fray. I also confirmed with Black Diamond that cutting off the strap will not compromise your warranty. Hope this helps!
Answered by: Rocko Gigsby
Date published: 2017-05-28
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