Black Diamond Contact Strap

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Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon.
Best designed for ice and snow travel, the light-weight Black Diamond Contact Crampon is ideal for mountaineers, skiers and hikers. Not only will it not rust because of its stainless steel construction, but it also preserves the environment. As no rust wears off, no environmentally toxic coatings will be deposited in the mountains. It is more durable and more resistant to snow balling. The compact, 10-point light-weight design offers easy walking, while the fast-adjust attachment system (flexible toe strap) accommodates almost any footwear. It has a new lower-profile fit for better contact with modern boots. With the Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon, one is assured of having a quality product that meets international standards. It is highly recommended for your alpine trips, ski mountaineering, trek/day hikes, backpacking, and when going on expeditions. The next time you travel icy and snowy areas, equip yourself with the Black Diamond Contact Crampon.
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Key Features.


  • Distinctive stainless steel construction doesn't rust, is more durable, resists snow balling and saves weight
  • Distinctive stainless steel construction does not rust for an environmentally-friendly product that resists snow balling
  • Stainless steel construction endures harsh conditions without environmentally toxic coatings that wear off in the mountains


  • Fits shoe sizes 36 - 46
  • 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
  • Is features a new lower-profile fit for better contact with modern boots
  • Strap version's flexible toe strap fits most footwear for easier glacier or snow travel


  • 5 mm shorter down points for easier walking and use with modern, more flexible climbing boots

Weather and Wind:

  • Anti-balling plates keep snow from sticking
  • Designed for ice and snow travel, it is light-weight and ideal for mountaineers, skiers, and hikers
  • Hold and stability on snow and glaciers are expected through the horizontal front points
  • Dual-density ABS plates are included to ensure that snow will not stick to your foot
  • Secondary points create a stable platform while walking; serrated points bite into snow and ice to maintain balance
  • Horizontal front points provide more security in steep snow


  • Full-strap attachment system works with any boots or even shoes


  • Shorter, narrower front rail
  • 3D rails with coining for stiffness and performance
  • Equipped with Flex Center Bars
  • Its compact, 10-point design offers easy walking
  • Compact and easy to use

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.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon.
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.
For general mountaineering, icy bootpacks, or mountain treks that include snow or glacier travel, the Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampon gives you durable, lightweight dependability. Black Diamond designed the Contact with stainless steel for low weight and to ward off rusting.

The Black Diamond Contact Strap stainless steel crampon is designed for ice and snow travel. Its light weight but durable construction makes it ideal for mountaineers, skiers, and hikers. Rugged stainless steel construction won?t rust and avoids environmentally toxic coatings that wear off in the mountains. The compact 10-point design is easy to walk in, while the fast adjustment system accommodates a wide variety of footwear. ABS plates are included.

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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 fast-adjust attachment system accommodates almost any footwear. ABS plates included.
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One Size Fits Most:US Mens Size 5-13.5
Weight:1 lb. 13 oz., 808g
Weight (pair):1lb 13oz (808g).
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Black Diamond Contact Strap Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

These are great crampons, purchased them for backcountry snowboarding and they fit perfect over my snowboard boots and never slipped or moved, while my partners whose crampons I wont name were all over the place. Super durable and I was able to traverse over scree with ease.
My only complaint is the inward curve of the center bar it seems unnecessary and ripped my pants multiple times this didn't keep me from giving them five stars because my pants were super baggy and I am still learning how to walk in crampons. I have purchased some Mountain Hardwear Bokta pants which are incredible by the way and are more of an alpine fit and never even came close to ripping them. The curve just seems like a unnecessary design choice.

David West at on 02/29/2012

These crampons are great..Easy to put on, easy to take off, and do what they are supposed to...Hold you on the ice.. I have made two approaches in these over 5000 ft gain in various ice conditions, in some very unusually mild temps. they hold up to everything..
I have a size 11 boot, and the standard size is almost maxed, so if you have larger boots/feet. Plan on getting the extension bars.

Dwayne Vincent at on 03/02/2013

I have fit these to just about every kind of boot you can imagine: AT boots, XC boots, Mountaineering boots, Duck boots, and they have a perfect fit every time. The only downside is the 10 miles of extra strap that comes on these, but that can be very handy to wrap the two together so I can overlook that.

Matt Oliver at on 02/01/2012

Not the most tecnical "pon but they fit well on all my boots
really like these for general snow walking, I just got back from a trip up timpanogus, and they worked they fit awesome on all these boots
BD Quadrant A/T boot
La sportiva glacier mountaineering boot
La sortiva pamir hiking boot
Burton Ruler snowboard boot

Hayden Beck at on 06/13/2012

I bought these for my brother in law who does a lot of early summer hiking. He wears them with a pair of waterproof merrells and loves them. He said they work great on different surfaces of snow from slushy to hard pack. Easy to attach and stay on very well.

Ryan Debenham at on 06/11/2013

Easy on, easy off for quick transition. Light, didn't even feel like I had much on my feet.
I'm a bit of a beginner, but these were recommended. So far, have been used for mountaineering in the Uintas in Utah. Worn with size 6 La Sportiva Trango Women's Mountaineering Boots.

Analea De La Fuente at on 01/19/2012

Bought these guys for the Haute route after hearing they fit on snowboard boots. They almost fit on snowboard boots, but not larger sizes. They are great in other instances, but not for my particular use, if you're looking for a snowboard boot crampoon go for a Grivel.

bilp183890 at on 04/10/2013

I've used these on several snow climbs up to 60 degrees in colorado. These are excellent! Super durable when walking over rock, stick very well into hard snow, and are easy to adjust and stay tight! I would definitely recommend these to anyone!

Ben at on 06/24/2013

My son really likes his.

Brett Clatt at on 12/25/2012

Neutral Reviews:

I used these with Burton snowboard boots and could not trust them to stay on. The top strap would slowly edge around the tip of the boot and eventually come off - usually at very bad times. I just got new boots so we'll see if that helps.

nicwool1246957 at on 05/16/2012