Ice climbing is about more than just getting freezing cold, beating your knuckles on the ice and spending your leisure time in the shade ... isn't it? Yes, say Black Diamond. Ice climbing is about passion; it is about contending with the ice. Skill is important, but state-of-the-art equipment surely helps. Check out the new Stinger crampons, coming next year...
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For you to embark on your ice adventure in safety, you need more than just frozen water. Black Diamond specialise in high-performance equipment for all kinds of ice climbing: helmets, ice axes, crampons, ice screws, gloves and climbing harnesses.
The Kandersteg Ice Climbing Festival, sponsored by Black Diamond, La Sportiva, Petzl and Polartec will take place in January 2012. There you can attend ice climbing workshops, where professional ice climbers will give you tips and demonstrate their own skills in competition.
With a comprehensive product range, Black Diamond offers rust-resistant steel crampons for a whole range of uses, from glacier walking to overhanging mixed routes. Black Diamond is constantly driven to develop new products by its love of mountains and passion for innovation.
And in 2012 there will be another innovation: the Stinger, a rust-resistant steel crampon that offers outstanding performance for mixed climbing and ice, with its replaceable single spike and asymmetrical design. Thanks to its slim heel lever, you can also adjust its fit exactly. The Stinger represents the next phase of our ongoing endeavors to produce the best high-performance products for the best and most ambitious climbers in the world.
Why rust-resistant steel? Simple.
1 There is less wear: thanks to its hard-wearing material, the spike stays sharp for longer.
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