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Our mega-sized highball pad with a super-durable construction and premium foam layup, the Mondo is a fixture under tall, scary problems the world over. READ MORE
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Our mega-sized highball pad with a super-durable construction and premium foam layup, the Mondo is a fixture under tall, scary problems the world over. Learn More


The reigning king of all highball pads, the Black Diamond Mondo Crash Pad features a redesigned, premium multi-density foam layup and is a fixture at the Buttermilks, Hueco and anywhere else tall, scary topouts are on the menu. The Mondo's clean, three-strap closure and padded suspension system make for compact, comfortable transport, while four corner grab handles and two stowable shoulder webbings let you quickly move the pad while spotting or shuffling between problems.

  • Improved closed-cell PE foam layup on top, high-compression PU foam on bottom
  • Hinge-style fold for compact and easy transport
  • Clean, three-strap closure with easy-hooking metal buckles
  • Padded shoulder straps and waistbelt
  • Four corner grab handles and two stowable shoulder webbings for easy pad shuffling
  • PU-coated 1000d Nylon on top and up the sides for abrasion and water resistance
  • Rubber coated bottom fabric for better grip on slippery surfaces


Chris Schulte bouldering in Indian Creek, UT

Mondo Crash Pad - 2018 is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from ankle saver Sometimes I curse it on the carry in but it's worth the curse words when I'm on a highball with a less than perfect landing and builds confidence when in a vulnerable body position when I bust...especially when bouldering alone...
Date published: 2018-11-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from makes me feel safe I didn't like to boulder before I got a Mondo. I hate falling and want to preserve my body for big routes in the Alpine, the Mondo makes me feel safe when I am up high, and it's great training for the mountains to carry it around :) I don't boulder with out it!
Date published: 2018-09-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from yeeesssss Never felt safer! This will always be my go to pad!
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Been using mondos for 10 years Alot of pad snobs say the workmanship has gone backwards and the pad is inferior to competitors. It's still getting high usage from me. I use 2 my 2 mondos for any serious project I am working on, and they need to be doubled up when getting 5m above the deck. That's the nature of bouldering, I'm sure in the future pad technology will continue to improve, but for now I would'nt consider it a serious session if I didn't have my mondos!
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great size, durability, and packability This is the best option for something durable and big that carries well on the back.
Date published: 2017-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but could be better I really like it but they cut the corners a bit short on functionality and details. ie: they could have added a little metal loop so we could tie a packpack or another pad to it, i had a shoemaker add a strap and loop on the top of it to be able to clip and carry another pad, which made it perfect.
Date published: 2017-09-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor longevity, save your money Purchased a few seasons back. Over a few seasons has developed pretty drastic damage to back surface and the foam has lost a lot of its structure. Contacted BD about trying to replace the foam and the only offer was a discount on a new one. Glad to see black diamond employing such sustainable practices and really standing behind the quality of their equipment. Pros: it's large. Cons: straps are uncomfortable, material quality is poor, when it craps out in 2 years you'll be pitching 25 pounds of foam and nylon in the trash.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great and all but, tears easily It's great; big, thick, good handles, etc. But since it tore two inches in the bottom on the first use, I do want to tell Black Diamond to make the bottom in a material that is stronger. It doesn't matter if the material is waterproof if there's a whole in it. As it is, I need to repair it. And therefore I seek information from Black Diamond's web site but have still not found any. In the future, I'll just have to avoid sharp rocks. Now, I'm just looking for some good support and to get back to bouldering with my pad! As I'm now more interested in my friends getting another pad to see if more durable, I'll recommend another one than this one. Otherwise, I wouldn't.
Date published: 2017-07-26
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