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Our lightweight, stainless steel monopoint crampon for serious ice and mixed climbing, the Stinger features an asymmetrical design and an easily replaceable frontpoint. READ MORE
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Our lightweight, stainless steel monopoint crampon for serious ice and mixed climbing, the Stinger features an asymmetrical design and an easily replaceable frontpoint. Learn More


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

Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :   960 g (2 lb 1 oz)
Size :   One size fits 36-46. 46+ will require our long center bar.
Materials :   Stainless steel

Stinger Features



BD athlete Josh Wharton making the first ascent of Two Dragons (M7) in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

BD athlete Andy Houseman and Nick Bullock climb Denali's Slovak Direct

Stinger Crampon is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing Mixed and Steep Ice Crampon I love these crampons for ice and mixed climbing. The are light, sharp and technical. The only reason I am rating them with four stars is because the toe bails don't fit well on my boots (but that is universal for all the BD toe bails on my boots). I have never seen this to be a problem on boots larger than a woman's 7.5 or so. I would highly suggest them despite that and even if you have small feet.
Date published: 2014-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent on Ice and Rock I purchased these for climbing steeper ice and with the hope giving mixed climbing a shot. I have found these crampons to be excellent for both! Before these I climbed ice on BD Sabretooths, which themselves are amazing, but the stingers just feel so good and secure on steep ice. I trust my foot placements on all ice with these on my boots. Chandelier, bullet, pocketed, even wet slushy ice. I was somewhat hesitant to go mono points instead a dual/mono like the cyborgs, fearing that in soft ice they would slice out. I have yet to experience that problem, and I'm still out hunting for ice in mid April. The large/aggressive secondary points add a lot of security and balance when engaged. Be a surgeon, not a lumber jack when you are climbing ice. Stingers are perfect. Only thing to watch out for is the toe bails. Stingers come with the larger size bails, which I have discovered don't fit my Scarpa Mont Blancs or LS Nepals very well. So make sure to order some small ones too.
Date published: 2015-04-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made for the ICE This is a great crampon for ice climbing. This is my 5th pair of crampons and is my new favorite. The mono point sinks in well and feels solid on the ice. Fits ice climbing boots well, light weight, etc. I have no negative comments for this crampon. Good investment to maximize your outdoor enjoyment!!
Date published: 2016-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Crampon for Steep Ice This is the best crampon for steep ice i've ever used. I've had Cyborgs and Sabertooths and Givel Rambo 2s... the Stinger is hands down the best. A no frills, basic semi rigid design cuts down on weight but not function. It's confidence inspiring to look down and kick knowing they're going to stick!
Date published: 2013-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Crampon I bought this a month ago and recently used it in Ouray, CO. This was my first time on mono points and found the stinger to be exactly what I was looking for. Precise placements, great fit, etc... Would highly recommend the stinger, I look forward to using it more...
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of the lot These are the best crampons BD makes, which means they are the best out there. I used to use mono points, but they went out of favor. I was glad to see them back. They climb awesome on steep ice and are awesome in mixed terrain. The steel is holds its sharpness for a long, long time. These are my choice for all technical climbing from ice up Hyalite to the Karakorum.
Date published: 2013-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This crampon significantly improved my climbing! After climbing with dual point crampons for many years, I must say that the Black Diamond Stinger Crampon has completely changed my perception of what is possible in climbing ice! These crampons are lightweight, precise, and make me feel like a superhero!...or maybe I've just had a breakthrough in climbing ice??? Regardless, if you try them, you will be psyched!
Date published: 2014-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stellar! My new go-to crampons. With the security for solo laps on the Great White Icicle and the precision for mixed routes in Ouray, these mono-points are rock solid. And, the replaceable front point means that I'll be climbing on these for years to come.
Date published: 2014-01-06
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