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Black Diamond Equipment To Replace Batch of its Ascension Nylon Climbing Skins

August 26, 2021

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John L. DiCuollo
Backbone Media, LLC
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Salt Lake City

Black Diamond Equipment®, a global innovator in climbing, skiing and mountain sports equipment, is voluntarily replacing a batch of Ascension Nylon Climbing Skins produced from January to March 2021.

The reason for the replacement is that a particular batch manufactured during the noted timeline does not meet Black Diamond’s product standards due to a glue-to-plush bond issue causing accelerated glue failure during use. Black Diamond will replace all affected skins, either with a replacement of the Ascension Nylon Climbing Skins or a substitution with its GlideLite Mohair Mix Climbing Skins, and is asking its customers to check the skins date code to see if it matches the affected models.

Instructions to find the date code: Locate the tail (where the black rubber strap attaches to the orange skin). On the same side of the glue and protective paper there is a 4-digit code stamped into the black aluminum tail hardware.


Date Codes

ASCENSION 175-186cm

1055, 1119, 1120

ASCENSION 157-168cm

1033, 1042, 1092

ASCENSION 169-180cm

1057, 1077, 1095

ASCENSION 163-174cm

1071, 1099

ASCENSION 181-192cm

1047, 1097





If the date code on your skins matches the above chart, please submit a warranty claim HERE.

For further information or questions related to this issue, email us directly at or call 800-775-5552.


Black Diamond Equipment is a manufacturer of equipment and clothing for climbing, skiing and mountain sports. By consistently building innovative, standard-setting products and actively preserving the mountain/canyon environment, Black Diamond Equipment has assumed a leadership role in the international outdoor community. For more information on Black Diamond Equipment, visit