Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 by Paul Work of Art
Well I haven't had a chance to use these just yet. The are very well built, work of art, nice job BD. My only complaint, it notes for the strap option, it should fit a leather boot up to size 12 US. I have Danner leather boots, 11 1/2 and they are just short, need to order the longer flex center. In any case, big fan of BD, keep delivering quality products.
May 13, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ethan Good for what it is designed for
I purchased the BD Serac strap on crampon to use as a spare set in the event a friend wanted to come ice climbing.
I used these crampons to climb WI2+/3 when attached to full shank boots. The climbing wasn't as graceful with the two horizontal front points but it did work. At points, the crampon would want to twist on the boot if kicked hard into a pillar. This can't be avoided given the design however they never fell off.
These crampons in the strap on configuration perform best with ice that is not steeper than 60 degrees and are pleasant to walk with. The antibot plates performed flawlessly.
January 19, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brandon Used on Denali
I used these Crampons on several mountaineering trips, including Denali. I absolutely love these crampons. They hold tight to my boots and I can feel confident walking in them on steep glaciers. I have owned other brands and will never go back!
December 28, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5
by Gary one tough piece of gear
i wore these during a mountaineering school, we climbed in snow, some ice, and multipitch rock. the points held up extremely well, they dulled very little on the rock. i took them to Ecuador after that as well for some glacier work. they weigh a little less than the Sabertooth, but still a great all around crampon. i did some ice climbing in them but i think the Cyborg would be better suited for that.
October 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Zolen Worked well for me.
I'm pretty new to mountaineering and alpine climbing, and living in the Southeast means I don't get into the mountains as much as I like. So, this is my first pair of crampons. Given that, I don't have that much useful input except that they worked well for me in the Wind River Range this summer.
The stainless stays rust-free, I didn't get any snow balling up, and they worked really well on snow and ice. Much of the time the snow was really too soft and wet for good grip, but they worked really well on the firmer, icy areas.
I went with the strap version, so I could use them on my boots or approach shoes, and the adjustment system is really fast and easy. The strap version is plenty secure. They don't move around at all, even when kicking into hard ice. They show very little wear. I'm looking forward to using them this winter on some more vertical ice.
I went with the Long Flex Center Bar because my feet are huge, and I wanted to be able to use them on both stiff boots and approach shoes. I'm pretty sure you'll need the Long Center Bar for anything over size 10 or so. My buddy got some Contacts, and his were darn near adjusted all the way out (with regular bar) on his 9-10 La Sportiva Evos. I wear a 15, and the Seracs fit with room to spare with the Long Flex Bar. I'd guess it would fit up to a 16-17. Despite us bigfoots being neglected by the boot industry, it's nice to see BD making Crampons that fit.
September 17, 2013