The Neve Strap Crampon by Black Diamond. A 10-point snow climbing crampon that pushes the envelope in performance, weight reduction and style.
A lightweight 10-point aluminum crampon for snow climbing, the Black Diamond Neve pushes the envelope in fast-paced performance and minimal weight. From long glacier approaches to ski mountaineering, the Neve's aggressive design keeps you moving quickly and confidently over steep, snowy terrain.
Lightweight, aluminum crampons with spring steel center bar.
New highly formed front and rear rails.
The Pro version features aluminum wire bails for telemark, ice and randonnée boots.
The Strap version features a new softer strap that better accommodates trekking and trail running footwear.
Includes dual-density ABS
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||793661130819|
|Weight:||1 lb 4 oz / 576 g|
|Black Diamond Neve Crampon||$119.96 - $159.95|
I bought these as a lightweight supplement to my Grivel G12 crampons. I've only used them once, but I've used my Grivels many times so I think I have a good sense of how they compare. The Neve are less aggressive (shorter spikes, and fewer of them) than most steel crampons. They are, obviously, less durable on rock. But they are perfect for carrying when you think you *might* need crampons, and for use on relatively soft spring snow. They are light in the pack but the real benefit shows up when they're on your feet, and then the weight reduction is wonderful. The anti bot plates work well -- the one time I used them, it was in sticky snow, and I had no unusual problem with icing. There is some snowballing on the bars, but flexing tends to keep that area clean. The strap on binding works well. Only time will tell how they hold up under use; I can't comment on durability yet.
Awesome for ski mountaineering as they are super light. I was pleasantly surprised at how well these did on my floppy approach shoes as well. When combined with a stiff soled boot such as a ski boot they perform very well on everything except very hard ice. Versatile and light.