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Ascension STS Climbing Skins

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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.


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From 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


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Tech Specs

Weight Per Pair :   750 g (1 lb 10 oz)



Wasatch Classics: Skiing the Y Couloir with Noah Howell

Ascension STS Climbing Skins is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 87.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Work great, light and easy to use. These skins are easy to trim and work with. The unglued strip down the middle of the skin makes handling them a breeze. They work great on powder and snow cone / crusty surfaces.
Date published: 2020-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Skins! I bought these skins in January of 2020. They have been so good so far! The durability has been very satisfactory and in my opinion is completely worth the extra weight! The glide and grip have also both been exemplary! Totally recommend these skins especially if you need something tough!
Date published: 2020-03-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Traction I have multiple pairs of the Ascension skins and when I recently needed a new pair for new skis and after looking around I stayed true to them. I use them in a professional setting and see workmates using skins that are "lighter and have more glide" but in most instances the priority is is not slipping backwards, durability of tip and tail fix, and the glue adhering to the ski. The BD Ascension STS out preforms all that I have seen ! I have been an Ascension skin user for over 20 years and even still have some of the original purple in my fleet !
Date published: 2020-02-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Solid skins Durability and grip has been good but they were challenging to cut and the tip attachment isn't as easy as others.
Date published: 2020-02-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Quite sticky I’ve only used them a few times but so far the skins don’t glide hardly at all. I think I’m gonna upgrade to non-nylon at some point.
Date published: 2020-02-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by 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 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 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
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