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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
    • Item #BLD1226

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    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 4.3 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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      I climbed Mount Adams in these. I wore trail runners, and these stayed secure and provided grip all the way to the summit. They also fit ski boots and weigh nine ounces less than the Black Diamond Contact Crampon, so I'm looking forward to putting them to use this winter as well.

      SoNEVEDependent, I wishBDmade a SEMIauto

        Out of all the crampons in my arsenal,
        I keep reaching for these in all sorts of terrain.

        We have lots of limestone scree in the Midwest.
        Something about the cupped mold of the aluminum
        makes the NEVE have a distinct feel.
        The softness of the aluminum grips in situations where
        steel would do work on the rock surface.
        So in limestone, I prefer the aluminum despite the wear on the crampon.

        Steel works better on hardened ice.

        Neve is excellent in hard snow.
        Once again the cupped shape is unique.

        These have proved much tougher than I originally thought.

        I just wish there was a Semi Auto to match with my other
        weakness, the Triolet, but I think testing found these were perfect.

        I am having no trouble getting these to clamp tightly
        onto my size elevens.

        I have the fully autos set on my Weishorns and they have not come off. Very good for working up steep hillsides of packed with hardened snow.

        Just not ideal for clear ice.

        Suboptimal fit for large boots

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

        The advantage of these crampons is weight - they are much lighter than my metal Grivel G12 crampons. However, my biggest issue is with the fit. I got these to use with my softer hiking boots. My size is US 13 and I couldn't get a tight fit in my heel even for moderately difficult terrain. I actually lost one of them passing through deep snow to Mt. Jefferson without realizing it.

        My fully automatic Grivel crampons I use with my mountaineering boots and ski boots have much better fit. Of course they wouldn't go with softer hiking boots. I would recommend automatic crampons for all boots that fit them. If you need to pick the strap crampons, for smaller size boots the fit will be most likely better than with my size 13.

        Lightweight and pretty sturdy

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        These give great purchase when climbing harder snow, and are great for neve (as the name would suggest). They are surprisingly sturdy, I have walked on some rocks with them and at one point postholed through snow onto scree and it barely damaged the points. I expected them to be destroyed after that trip. One problem is they are somewhat narrow, especially for my 46.5 feet, and the straps are wayyy too long, so be sure to cut them down to size before you take them outside

        Lightweight and pretty sturdy

        Light Crampons

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

        I really like these because of their weight and ease of use. I did have a bit of an issue with the sizing though. My boots (Vasque St. Elias GTX) were too wide in the back to fit in properly so I either had to settle and let there be a gap between my heel and the crampon or open up the crampons to the largest size possible. Even then it wasn't perfect. They get the job done though so thats all that mattered to me, just make sure they are a good fit for your boot.

        Very light but do not walk on rocks

          These crampons are super light(around a pound) and pack small. They are perfect for summer hikes and climbs that include some glacier walking but you shouldn't be wearing them for more than an hour because the type of metal they are made with isn't designed for it. They stay on my feet pretty well, so overall I am happy with them

          These have worked well for me in the Badlands on rocks of lower hardness
          below 7. The softness of the aluminum helps with grip and has a different feel
          than steel. The light weight keeps my feet nimble on scree. Initially seemed like a crazy idea to go with aluminum but these are tough and light with a
          cupped, molded shape that is different from steel.

          Perfect for ski mountaineering.

          • Familiarity: I've used it several times

          I have used these in the Tetons and they are are super light weight and easily adjustable which is great for use with approach shoes and your ski boots! Super versatile and good for every angle of ski mountaineering.

          Perfect for ski mountaineering.

          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.

          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.

          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.

            So what is the difference between this...

            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.

            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.

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

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

            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....

            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.

            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.