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The Black Diamond Cyborg Clip Crampons' movable front points give you the versatility to handle anything from WI6 pillars to M10 roofs to three-day alpine routes. This technical crampon’s adjustable, hooded front points are backed up by aggressive secondary points for added stability on steep ice. The Cyborg also features stainless steel construction for low weight, increased durability, and protection against rusting.

  • Front points can be set up in mono or dual mode
  • Hooded front points increase shear resistance in hard snow
  • Low-profile heel adjuster dials in the perfect fit
  • Anti-balling plates keep snow from sticking to the bottom

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will these crampons work with La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX Mountaineering Boot - Men's?

Best Answer


For the Trango S GTX boots, these will work.

Hope that helps!

Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!

Jared D.

Expert Gearhead


Can I use this on a Salomon Toundra Mid WP Winter Boot? Thanks.

For those boots, you'll need strap crampons (not clip crampons). The boots you mentioned are more for winter hiking than climbing, so a light-weight crampon like the BD Contact or CAMP Magix 10 could be a better choice if you just need some extra traction for icy/snowy trails.

If you can, it is best to try the crampons with the boot before buying, because some might fit better than others.


Very good crampons

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Combined with La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX you are ready for all terrains. Here at the headwall of the Illampu 6385 m

Very good crampons

Do these work with the Hanwag Alaska...

Do these work with the Hanwag Alaska Boot?

Hey Seyoon,

This crampon will not work well with the Alaska boot as the boot does not have a heel welt. For those boots it is best to use a crampon with a full strap attachment type instead of a pair like these that are a hybrid.


Awesome crampons

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

I've used these for three years now and they are still going strong. I have to sharpen the front points every other outing. The down points are all sharp and good. The only downside is these do not convert to mono very easily. It can be done but you have to hack saw into the anti balling place to cut a notch. Not fun or desirable. Still highly recommended.

Totally agree, but for anyone interested, cutting a notch does work and feels very sturdy. And the crampons come with spare pieces that are compatible with mono so you don't need to pay an extra dime to do it (assuming you have either a a hack-saw or one of those mini electric saws)


Cyborgs are the Bomb

  • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I am new to ice climbing, but cant say enough about how much I loved these crampons. I used them on a 1/2 day ice climbing clinic and then on a 3 day trip to Ouray, Colorado on routes of WI2-WI4. When I was on vertical ice, I adored the way I could jam the front points into the ice. Their aggressiveness and grip helped provide me with a sense of safety and trust when I needed to make those heart palpitating moves. They stayed tight on my boot and are easy to put on and adjust. I had some reservations on the price, but that all changed ones I saw the ice walls in the canyon. Highly recommend.

Cyborgs are the Bomb

Black Diamond Cyborgs

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

The Cyborgs are the perfect middle of the road crampon. With two removable, replaceable vertical front points they are easy to maintain and have excellent grip for vertical ice. The option to use one front point is great for mixed routes. The remaining points have a sort of serrated edge that grips ice extremely well for general purpose mountaineering. More aggressive than the sabretooths but not fully rigid the cyborgs are comfortable to walk in and don't come loose when properly secured. They will fit pretty much any mountaineering boot with a rear crampon welt. I don't baby mine. I've walked over lots of exposed rock with these on and the points are still sharp and the orange paint doesn't come off easily.

Black Diamond Cyborgs

Will these fit on a pair of Sportiva Trango...

Will these fit on a pair of Sportiva Trango Prime's?

Best Answer


Yep, they will. But, having the proper front and rear welts, your Trangos will also easily accept this Cyborg in the step-in Pro version.

Do these work with the Garmont Men's Dakota...

Do these work with the Garmont Men's Dakota Backpacking Boot?

Yes these will work with the Dakotas. The clip on the back of the crampon will engage the welt on the heel of the boot just fine.

I was wondering if these babies will be...

I was wondering if these babies will be ok on steep snow? The route i'm going to attempt has mixed sections with a few areas of steep snow. Will these be ok?

You could get by with a little less for just snow, but if your boots have the heel welt to accept the bail, they'll work just fine. You might also want to consider the Sabretooths, or, if your boots also have a front welt, the step-in Pro version of either.


Black Diamond Cyborg Clip Crampons

    I purchased these crampons primarily for vertical waterfall ice. I had previously been climbing with a pair of crampons which had horizontal front points and decided that the vertical front points would hold the ice better. I was correct in my assumption. My feet feel more secure with the Cyborgs and as a result my climbing has improved.
    The reason I only gave the crampons 4 stars is that I haven't been able to get a tight, secure fit with the crampon. After a couple of climbs the "clip" on the front which is secured with the strap loosens which allows the crampon front points to become crooked. If I stop climbing and retighten the straps they seem to remain straight. Bottom line is that they don't secure as well as those with a front bail. Even given this problem I'm satisfied with their performance. I have a small foot (7.5) so I may just be inbetween secure fittings.

    It sounds like the crampon isn't tight enough. Try tightening the heel connection, like really tight. The strap on the toe is really just to keep things there in case something comes loose, not really to keep it tight. I've used these on many different boots and never had any problems with them coming loose.


    Kick some Ice

      These crampons are a great match with the La Sportiva Trango S EVO GTX mountain boots, and are an awesome tool for those whose footwear lacks a front welt. These fit my size 12 boots with plenty of room to spare. Easy to step into and put on, they are quick to adjust if you want to share with a friend. The anti balling plates work very well when moving between ice climbs and most importantly, these crampons kick very nicely into the ice.

      Kick some Ice

      Will the hybrid attachment type work with...

      Will the hybrid attachment type work with a Norwegian Welt style boot (See photo)?

      Will the hybrid attachment type work with...
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      You can always try, but unfortunately the boot was not designed for this. You need something like the Millet Grepon that has the binding tab built into the sole of the boot.

      You can always try, but unfortunately the boot was not designed for this. You need something like the Millet Grepon that has the binding tab built into the sole of the boot.
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      Do these for Crispi evo telemark boots?

      Do these for Crispi evo telemark boots?


      Easy to put on; sturdy

        Tried out several different brands/types and these seemed the easiest to get on and the sturdiest. They new stainless makes a big difference in weight but it will mean less durability. If you're looking to put in a lot of miles quickly, stainless may not be for you. Overall, great crampons.

        Not true. Stainless is MUCH more durable.

        Stainless is not more durable, fact. But these are still very durable crampons. 3 seasons so far and they are still going strong.

        Upgrade to stainless: The benefits of Black Diamond stainless steel crampons.

        Learn about the performance advantages of stainless steel and how we have used it in the constuction of our crampons from Bill Belcourt, Black Diamond's Climbing Hardgoods Manager.

        I want to use these crampons for ice...

        I want to use these crampons for ice climbing. My asolo boots dont have lip in front for the stepin style. My boots are very solid and dont want to buy a seperate pair. Is this a good crampon? Hiking/climbing on a budget. Thanks

        Best Answer

        awesome with my Asolo Expert GV. the strap stays well in place even if climbing the steepest waterfall!!! btw it's a stainless steel and not the yellow that's in the picture.