Designed for ice and snow travel, the lightweight Black Diamond Contact crampon is ideal for mountaineers, skiers and hikers. Its stainless steel construction won’t rust and avoids environmentally toxic coatings that wear off in the mountains. The compact, 10-point design offers easy walking, while the heel bail provides a secure fit on neumatic-style and fully welted boots. ABS plates included.
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.
|Boot Size Range:||EU 36-46|
|Country of Origin:||Italy|
|Details:||Contact Strap includes Flex Center Bar for use with softer-soled boots.|
|Number of Points:||10|
|Size:||One size fits 36-46|
|Weight:||1 lb 13 oz / 808 g(Strap)|
|Weight Per Pair:||808 g, 1 lb 13 oz|
|Black Diamond Contact Strap||$103.96 - $139.95|
|Black Diamond Abs For Contact Crampon||$24.95|
|Black Diamond Contact with ABS Crampons||$111.96 - $129.95|
I've had these out on one trip up Mt Washington. They didn't get a rigorous test but performed well. The rear bail's fit on a pair of La Sportiva Buruntses was a bit odd but they stayed on fine. The strap is a bit long. I'll need to get an o-ring or something to keep it out of the way. I chose these because they are the lightweight all-steel option.
I used them at MonT blanc and they are really something.