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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 19.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best mono ever I climb in these 75 plus days a year on ice all over the world. I've also bought a bunch of sets for people I guide. Really good at everything from alpine mixed to nasty mushroom festivals. Most boots take the "back" bail hole for the front points to fit right. Way better on steep alpine/glacial ice than horizontal duals, better penetration. To the person above saying they want the front point two degrees higher, maybe try lifting your toes two degrees higher when kicking, should solve that. I've used these crampons a lot, and test everything, these are still the best crampons I've used.
Date published: 2019-09-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good when new I really liked these when they were new but they are wearing out too fast. The stainless steel is nice but a bit too soft to hold up to mixed climbing. After one season of use they are worn as much as my Petzl Darts had worn after 5 years. Also the front point needs to be refined for better penetration and less ice displacement in hard ice. TIpping the front point up about 2 degrees and reducing the point profile height would help. The teeth on the bottom side of the front point are basically just nubs and do very little to hold on the ice (take a look at Petzl Darts, Grivel G20, or Camp Blade Runner front points). I've taken a file to my front points and reshaped them resulting in a much better performance penetrating and holding in hard ice. I also had an issue with the aluminum inserts on the heel levers wearing out but BD replaced them under warranty. Overall these are good crampons and climb ice well but they lack in hard ice performance and durability. With some refinements they could be great crampons. I would ditch the stainless steel and opt for something harder and redesign the front point.
Date published: 2016-12-22
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 Performance, plain and simple While I still climb in my Cyborgs, these are now my go-to for pretty much all ice climbing. Less exertion for each foot placement means less fatigue as pitches pass beneath you. They are incredibly stable and look good to boot. Get a pair.
Date published: 2016-01-05
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