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Gnarliest BC lines

Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by DJM, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    yeah some light alu crampons are on my list. cbf'd taking much else, considering my intended skiing.
     
  2. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    CAMP XLC390 FTW
     
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  3. Telemark Phat

    Telemark Phat Pass the butter Ski Pass: Gold

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  4. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    the camp ones are very light and work well. Save energy on lost tension when booting up questionable slopes. Nothing worse than booting a 5-10cm layer of soft stuff that is poorly bonded to an icey layer underneath. The grampons take the anguish out of all that. Plus let you climb steeper more direct routes than you would without them.
     
  5. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah, im sold. My steelies live in france and would probably just be left behind
     
  6. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    fuk isn't that the truth, hard work plus poor stability. It's often not a fear of getting hurt in a slip... it's re-climbing it all again!
     
  7. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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  8. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Thanks CM - there goes $200.
     
  9. Angus_McCrory

    Angus_McCrory Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    LOL... my thoughts exactly....
     
  10. climberman

    climberman CloudRide1000 Legend Ski Pass: Gold

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    Seriously though, how cool is that thought process, to integrate the crampon into the dynafit setup? Really lovely stuff.

    $2/gm - on the high side for weight reduction. I always figure anything under $1/gm is a bargain.
     
  11. Untele-whippet

    Untele-whippet beard stroker Ski Pass: Gold

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    Light is right ---- a good innovation.
    However, as crampons can be do or die, I'm unnerved by the dyneema strap between the heel and toe.
    As they won't fit my boots, I'll be envious of their weight and compactability but will volunteer to break the uphill vertical with my C390's so I won't have to dodge an unfortunate loose plummeting 290's. ( unlikely )
     
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  12. piolet

    piolet Better make it three Ski Pass: Gold

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  13. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    There's always someone boasting about their shoe size.
     
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    Bloke One of Us Ski Pass: Gold

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    Discovered the last part of this thread a week late - just ordered a pair of grivel g10s but now I'm liking the look of those camps. Doh!
     
  15. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    beware the camp mountaineer with big feet.