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Black Diamond Cyborg Clip Crampons

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    11 Reviews


    Get 'er done, on everything.

    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
    • Item #BLD0492

    Tech Specs

    Boot Compatibility
    Front Points
    Number of Points
    Anti-balling plates
    Claimed Weight
    1120 g
    Recommended Use
    ice/mixed climbing, mountaineering
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

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    Good choice for mountaineering and vert

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

    Haven't had a great chance to put mine to the test, but I've used a pair like this before and Black Diamond is always a solid choice. The two front flat teeth make it a good choice for mountaineering as well as vertical climbing and the sizing adjustment is fluid and easy to change. Performs well and they're comfortable. I'd recommend them for sure!

    My Ice Flippers

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I've rented various types of crampons and got a good feel for what would be best for ice climbing. So, when it was time to purchase some for myself, Cyborgs were at the top of the list! There is really no better crampon on the market than these in my opinion. Kicking in is smooth and the grip is solid. These are great for mixed climbing, vertical, flat, and you can interchange the front point. Really versatile! They are also really durable and will last for years! I will include some pictures with this reveiw as soon as I can.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been using the same set of Cyborg clip crampons for over 2 years...from flat glacier travel to vertical ice climbing...and they've held up flawlessly and proven their versatility. Solid connection to my boot (Scarpa Charmoz), grip using any foot angle to the snow/ice, secure up/down the mountain, no slip in the buckle, light weight, beauty.


    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

    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

        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.

          will these work on the ThirtyTwo MTB Jones SPlitboard snowboard boot?

          Hi James!

          Thanks for reaching out to us with your question!

          Yes these will work great with snowboard boots without too much issue. Just be aware that the center bars are only long enough to accommodate up to size 12 US boots, bigger than that and you would need the extra long center bars.

          Need more info/beta? Want help getting geared up for your next adventure? Feel free to reach out to me directly @

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

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          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.

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          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?

          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...
          Best Answer

          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.

          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