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
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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
BLACK DIAMOND CLIMBING SKINS
Weight Per Pair : 750 g (1 lb 10 oz)
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Ascension STS Climbing Skins is rated out of 5 by 82.
Rated 4 out of 5 by shred from good dependable product This is my third pair over many years of use. good skins
Date published: 2020-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Perfect skins, even for beginner It's easy to setup on your skis. The custom lenght to be adjusted is very easy to do, even if you haven't never done it before and are starting a new passion with back country skiing. After that, it's pretty basic to glue them on your skis and climb. It tracks a lot on the snow, you can go down a little with these when you're in climbing mode, helping to move around any type of places.
Date published: 2020-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bart from Good Grip I love these skins for the reliable glue and good grip. The set up can be a pain and they aren't particularly packable, but these are minor gripes that can be overcome with patience and good bag packing.
Date published: 2020-01-02
Rated 3 out of 5 by jaime from Not as good as the older version I’d rather have a little heavier and better than lighter and not as good. These are ok but not as good as my old skins from 4 years ago. These slide back a lot and aren’t as sticky. They work but it’s more effort.
Date published: 2019-12-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by Pmboarder from Great This is the second pair I bought they are for wife I just trimmed them to her new skis
Date published: 2019-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by owen from Scraps make great thimbles Great for skinning - they are flawless - but what do you do with the scraps of your skins? They make great thimbles for your knitting projects. (Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Climbing Skins)
Date published: 2019-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tomb from Great glide and grip I have used the Ascension STS skins for several winters, logging 90+ days on the skins. They are trouble free and offer superior glide. It is my go to skin.
Date published: 2019-04-18
Rated 2 out of 5 by Ski Patrol M from A bit disappointed My skins arrived days before I needed them for my next trip. Unfortunately, they looked defective with some thin areas. i didn't have time to return and get new ones as I was leaving for Tuckerman's Ravine. After 3 days of skinning they really have not held up well. This is my first disappointing product from BD
Date published: 2019-04-14