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Trek lightly over the snow-covered pass.

The Black Diamond Neve Strap Crampons help you stay on your feet when a few hundred yards of steep snow stand between you and your summer alpine rock route. At only 576 grams, these crampons won't even be noticed in your pack, and the full-strap attachment system allows them to be used with any type of shoes or boots. Black Diamond also includes ABS plates to prevent snowballing.
  • Ultralight construction keeps your pack light on ski tours
  • Fits on nearly any type of footwear
  • Anti-balling plates included

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5 5

Light weight multi purpose

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have had these babies for years, and used them with everything from running shoes to make it over a sketchy bit of trail, to mountaineering boot, to ski boots. And they have been awesome every time. They are light enough to justify taking everywhere and they work with any shoe/boot.

4 5

A good second set of crampons.

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

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.

Neve on 5.10 guide tennies

Neve on 5.10 guide tennies

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Neve strap on crampons were the ticket on this cold and firm morning in the tetons.

So what is the difference between this...

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So what is the difference between this model and the BD strap on crampons WITHOUT "ABS" that are $20 cheaper? Just curious. Do these ALSO fit on ski boots? Thanks.

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SO - BD makes a few strap-on models. This pair is ALUMINUM - meaning while they are lighter weight, they will dull and wear rapidly if used on anything other than snow and have limited performance on steep ice. ABS - needed whenever you will be traveling on snow - they keep the snow from balling up and clumping under the 'pon.

If you plan on using them as an ALL AROUND 'pon - go with a steel / stainless variation and ensure they have ABS. Depends on the size of the ski boot - BD does make ones with oversize straps for larger boots.

4 5

light and fast operations...

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.

Need a pair of stap-crampons for splitboard...

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Need a pair of stap-crampons for splitboard touring, Prefer BD equipment over others, What do I need to fufill this need?

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The neve is an aluminum crampon mostly for glacier travel. It is very light but not as durable. This would be fine if you are not going to hit hard ice or rocks. If you want something more durable go with the BD contact strap crampon.

Ultralight dirt hiker here. Live near Mt....

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Ultralight dirt hiker here. Live near Mt. Baker in WA. Much lingering snow in these parts this year. Forced to invest in ice axe & crampons if I want to get out on usual trails with my desired margin of safety. Black Diamond Raven Pro axe looks promising for my purposes (including budget), as do these Neve Strap crampons. Request readers and BC staff weigh in on these choices and suggest alternatives? Much appreciated.

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These would be perfect for what you're doing. Since you only need them for trekking up trails you don't need steel crampons and the aluminum will keep the weight down. Petzl and Grivel both have comparable products. Any of them will work for you.

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Ryan is completely right, but if you go and find yourself slipping and wanting more traction maybe go for something like the BD contact strap and the raven is a perfect ax for what you want

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Ryan,
I am not aware of any Petzl aluminum crampons. Please advise.
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