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Discussion in 'Backcountry' started by DJM, Mar 28, 2009.
yeah some light alu crampons are on my list. cbf'd taking much else, considering my intended skiing.
CAMP XLC390 FTW
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.
Yeah, im sold. My steelies live in france and would probably just be left behind
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!
Now bested by the 290!!! and the 350!
Thanks CM - there goes $200.
... my thoughts exactly....
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.
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 )
No dice; up to mondo 28 only
Be good for occasional hard snow use
There's always someone boasting about their shoe size.
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!
beware the camp mountaineer with big feet.