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Black Diamond Stinger


Black Diamond


My vote: None ( 4.7 avg )


Designed to tackle serious ice and mixed lines on winter crags and alpine faces the world over, the Black Diamond Stinger is our lightweight stainless steel crampon with a replaceable monopoint. An asymmetrical design fits the contours of modern mountain boots, and thin, low-profile heel and toe wires offer a precise fit for less weight.

Asymmetrical stainless steel design is lightweight, won't rust and fits the contours of modern boots
Mono frontpoint is replaceable at low cost and can be changed quickly and easily in the field
Hooded frontpoint and aggressive secondary points are optimized for precise, secure placements
Low-profile micro-adjust heel level offers precision fit
Thin, low-profile toe bail and thinner, shorter heel wire for improved fit with modern boots
Includes front and rear dual-density ABS

Retail price

US$ 219.95

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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.

960 g / 33.86 oz­
Ideal Uses Mixed (Rock & Ice) / Dry Tooling
Binding System Automatic
Sizing ­
Front Points Vertical Mono (replaceable points)
Front Point Offset Yes, Permanently Offset
Number of Points 11
Main Material Stainless steel
Wear Indicators No
Anti-Ball Plates Included­
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.

Learn More

Rock and Ice Certifications Guide
Crampon Acces. Ref
Advantages of Black Diamond Stainless Steel Crampons
Sharpening Your Crampon

This video shows how to sharpen your crampon correctly.

( 5.2 avg )
( 5.2 avg )

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was working for a outdoor gear store

it is my main ice climbing crampon and i try it for a winter walk on snow and it was relly worst than my old Petzl M10.

it is my main ice climbing crampon and i try it for a winter walk on snow and it was relly worst than my old Petzl M10.

Blister Gear Review no rating given just a review

Similar mono-point crampons may suit the needs of certain climbers better, depending on their preferences, but I’ve been very happy with the Black Diamond Stinger’s intuitive performance in that it enables precise, subtle movements in steep, technical terrain. While not the most aggressive, most asymmetric, nor the lightest crampon available, on the whole the Stinger’s price (both initially and in regard to replacement parts), weight, stiffness, and technical performance make it an extremely attractive, well-rounded option that should absolutely be on your short list.

Climbing Gear Review no rating given just a review

There are plenty of companies offering dual/ mono–configurable crampons with replaceable front points, and at least one that offers a dedicated monopoint product. The Stinger is the first monopoint-only set with replaceable front points. This stainless-steel crampon has a narrow, asymmetric profile to better fit modern boots and save weight—it comes out of the box at 2 lbs., 1 oz, or about 6.5 ounces below BD’s dual-configuration Cyborg crampon.

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.