Black Diamond Equipment
Ascension STS Climbing Skins
Now lighter and more packable than previous versions, the Ascension Nylon STS Skins provide benchmark traction and feature our patented STS tail attachment. READ MORE
Now lighter and more packable than previous versions, the Ascension Nylon STS Skins provide benchmark traction and feature our patented STS tail attachment. Learn More
DescriptionFrom one-lap dawn patrols to 10,000-foot days, the Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Skins offer standard-setting traction on the uphill with efficient glide thanks to our redesigned plush material, which is now 20% lighter and more packable than previous versions. The Ascension Nylon STS Skins feature our patented STS tail attachment system, which provides up to 10 cm of adjustability for using with different skis in your quiver or for easy tensioning. The adjustable tip loop accommodates a wide range of modern ski tip shapes. We also gave the skins a pre-trimmed, bikini-style tail for reduced drag and weight.
- Durable plush material provides benchmark climbing and efficient glide with high packability
- Patented STS adjustable tail provides 10 cm of length adjustment
- Adjustable tip loop fits a wide range of ski tip shapes
- Pre-cut bikini-style tail to reduce drag
- Allows for easy adjustment between different skis or one-and-done tensioning
Weight Per Pair : 750 g (1 lb 10 oz)
Ascension STS Climbing Skins is rated out of 5 by 72.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mark from Great grip on steep hard pack I use these to climb the steep hard pack at my local resort. They have great grip (minimal back slide). Very happy!
Date published: 2019-03-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by Maf1111 from They used to be good. I have three different pairs of BD skins that I successfully set up. I bought the newest version for my wife this year and the screws all broke or stripped before they were even half way through. That is trash. Before there were extra screws. This time I received one extra screw. This company has been progressing in the wrong direction.
Date published: 2019-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Love 2 ski pow from Dependable, tough and long life What can one say when need gear you can count on this is it. You could chance it with something else but why?
Date published: 2019-01-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by Kneecap from Review is only for installation and assembly To assemble the front clip on these skins you MUST use a 3/32 drill bit to pre drill the holes. This is not listed in BD's instructions or in their youtube video for assembly. I was following along with both and had my first screw start to strip then break off not even halfway through the skin. As others reviewers have mentioned, the screws are very fragile and easy to break. Once I saw the response from BD to another bad review I got my drill out and predrilled the rest of the holes and installation was much easier. Save yourself a huge headache and make sure you pre drill first. BD please update your instructions and save yourself from more bad reviews.
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by Dsmith53 from Quality product! I just bought this a couple of weeks ago and haven’t had a chance to really try it out yet. Fitting the skins to my skis was pretty straightforward, I’ll update my review after I try them a bit more.
Date published: 2019-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by Daniel from Yeah, the screws strip way too easily I came here to also complain about those screws. They are either too soft or the holes in the plastic are smaller than they need to be. I stripped one out on the 2nd screw going in. I then realized that I could screw one in until it got tough and started to strip the head of the screw with the screwdriver, then I'd grab a pair of pliers and grab the top of the screw head sideways and turn it in. About 10 turns or so and it got past the tight spot to the point where I could then go back to using the screwdriver. Once I switched to this technique I didn't strip anymore and everything was much smoother.
Date published: 2019-01-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by Mike F from Great but These worked exactly as you would expect them too. The tip attachment is a bit tricky. These had a small rip develop on their first use. Will be reaching out to BD about fixing them
Date published: 2019-01-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by Sun T from Set up very poor design The screws required to clamp on the end of the skin are very poor quality. They give you two extra screws per set and I stripped a total of 4 screws when putting these in. With screws of this poor of quality I would have expected them to put 10 extras in, not 4. This is very disappointing, for a product that costs 150 dollars you shouldn't have to buy more screws.
Date published: 2018-12-12