Black Diamond Serac

 

Black Diamond Serac
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Black Diamond Serac
Manufacturer Black Diamond
Page By Wasatch Summits
Page Type Nov 20, 2011 / Nov 20, 2011
Object ID 7950
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Product Description and Features.

The Black Diamond Serac is a versatile 12-point crampon for alpine climbing featuring our lightweight stainless steel design. Designed for moderate technical terrain,the Serac has strong frontpoints that climb steep snow efficiently and penetrate ice with ease. The substantial secondary points are optimized for stability. Its stainless steel construction won’t rust and avoids environmentally toxic coatings that wear off in the mountains.

Distinctive stainless steel construction doesn't rust, is more durable, resists snow balling and saves weight.

Available in Pro, Clip and Strap versions.

Specifications.

Weight Per Pair :
968 g, 2 lb 2 oz (Clip)
Size :
One size fits 36-46
Materials :
Stainless steel
Details :

Serac Strap includes Flex Center Bar for use with softer-soled boots.

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Wasatch Summits - Nov 20, 2011 11:30 pm - Voted 4/5

Great crampons.
I've used the Strap version with a variety of footwear. I have found that the flex center bar is a bit too flexible to my taste, and have purchased a solid center bar from Black Diamond. I've found the 12 point system to work well for Alpine approaches in the Wasatch near where I live. I really am a fan of the stainless steel material the crampon is made of. Rust won't ever be an issue.

I have had the crampons come loose here and there on a few routes, though this may be more to user error than anything.

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