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Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Climbing Skins

Backcountry Ski Equipment

Retail Price: $159.95 - 169.95


After a solid eight seasons of backcountry touring with my last pair of Black Diamond Ascension Nylon STS Climbing Skins, it seemed time for a new pair. It’s not that the old pair had worn out. They still gripped the snow well and got me where I wanted, but a lifetime without the release strip left the glue on the bottom almost too sticky for my liking. 

After considering the various Black Diamond options and checking out a pair of G3 nylon climbing skins, I ultimately decided to go back to old faithful and ordered a pair of the 2014-2015 Ascension Nylon STS skins. In making my decision, [...]