How to use Black Diamond crampon correctly, warnings, care, maintenance, transportation, inspection, lifespan and retirement with instructional pictures.
Now built with stainless steel for added durability and light weight, the Black Diamond Raptor crampon provides ultimate performance on radically overhanging mixed terrain and bolts on for an absolutely solid boot/crampon connection.
Stainless steel construction is lightweight, durable, resists snow balling and won't rust
Adjustable, replaceable monopoint
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|Weight per Pair (g / oz)|
Weight per Pair (g / oz)
In grams and ounces, the weight of both crampons together, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
If there are differences in weight (due to multiple sizes or optional accessories) we'll note those here.
|560 g / 19.75 oz|
|Ideal Uses||Mixed (Rock & Ice) / Dry Tooling|
|Front Points||Vertical Mono |
|Front Point Offset||Yes, Adjustable|
|Number of Points||9|
|Main Material||Stainless Steel|
|Anti-Ball Plates||Not Available|
|Crampon Case||Sold Separately (see the case here)|
|Heel Spur Attachment||None made for this model|
The main climbing gear certifications are CE and UIAA--and normally the UIAA creates the rules that the CE body also supports. When possible, we try to list all the certifications the product carries.
To sell a climbing product in Europe, the device must be CE certified. There are no official requirements to sell climbing gear in the US. The UIAA certification is a voluntary process.
This video shows how to sharpen your crampon correctly.
The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.
A pictoral representation of the UIAA-153 and EN-893 standards for crampons.