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Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampons

Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampons

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Black Diamond Contact Strap Crampons

Manufacturer: Black Diamond

Your Opinion: 
 - 12 Votes


Page By: Hotfeet

Created/Edited: Mar 25, 2007 / Mar 4, 2008

Object ID: 2932

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Product Description

Not sure about your footing? Strap on the lightweight Contact and move forwar. Perfect for snow travel and moderate ice, stability is driven deep with the tensionpoint design. The fast adjustment system accomodates almost any footwear.


Weight 1 lb. 11 oz.

Fits Boot sizes 4-12

Suggested Retail Value

Price $124.95



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HotfeetGood Crampons

Voted 5/5

I have had a pair of these for several years and they have covered a lot of snow, ice and rock. They have held up well. Quick on and off. Easy to tighten along the ascent/descent. A very good beginners crampon.
Posted Mar 25, 2007 6:54 pm

AdamusGood Spikes

Voted 5/5

A good pair of crampons for general mountaineering. They're fairly sharp and easy on/off. Make sure to use stiff shoes. Work best with boots that don't curve up. If you use oversize boots then they could pull out easily, especially if front-pointing. But then most regular strap-on crampons will.
Posted Oct 20, 2007 5:00 am

mrauthentic616rm2Good for..

Voted 5/5

standard ice. Don't try any funny business like climbing in them. It helps to have a boot with a steel rand that covers 3/4 the length. Any less and you might feel real unstable.
Posted May 1, 2008 6:29 pm

geoseanGreat all purpose

Voted 5/5

These crampons are so easy to strap on I carry them if these is any chance of needing steep snow or ice. I have even used them on regular hiking boots for hard snow. They don’t clip in but if you strap them on they can hold for moderate terrain.
Posted Oct 20, 2009 4:55 pm


Voted 4/5

They are a good pair of general mountaineering crampons. I have also used them on short ice climbs in stiff winter boots and they have done great. But, I wouldn't use them for any serious ice.
Posted Nov 11, 2009 3:41 pm


Voted 5/5

I haven't had any problems with these crampons. They have performed well each time I've used them.
Posted Jan 2, 2010 10:25 pm


Voted 4/5

These are pretty good crampons, and pretty much as inexpensive as they come for Black Diamond. They do great on steep snow, and are good for mountaineering. I carry these things on every hike I go on, as they can also come in handy on steep, packed trails, and since they are so easy to get on and off they are never a nuisance. They are a great beginner's crampon, and I have definitely come to rely on them. Not recommended for ice climbing, however.
Posted Feb 13, 2010 12:07 am

WMLGreat beginner crampons

Voted 5/5

For general mountaineering and anything up to about AI2-3ish it's fine. If climbing vertical terrain in these, it would be best to have a stiff boot or your calves might hate you by the end of the day!

Super light, especially if you shed the anti-bot plates, and great to throw on approach shoes if your climb requires crossing a snowfield or glacier, yo.
Posted Apr 26, 2010 2:09 pm

Brian CGreat for mountaineering

Voted 5/5

Not for ice...duh!

These are great for everything else and work on almost any boot type.
Posted Dec 15, 2010 11:04 pm

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