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A crampon is a device used for ice climbing or mountaineering over ice or steep snow fields. They are made to fit special ice climbing boots or welted mountaineering boots for attaching. Crampons can be made of a steel or aluminum frame with 12 to 14 points designed to stick into the ice or packed snow. The points are angled in such a way to give the best grip on the ice. For ice climbing, the front row of points angle slightly downward. The next row are angled slightly forward, toward the toe. This provides the climber the best angles for front pointing. However, if the use of the crampons is for mountaineering, the points are straight down. This provides better traction for traversing packed snow and the type of terrain encountered in mountaineering. Crampons designed for mountaineering, snow and glacier are not good for ice climbing for this reason.

Types of Crampons

Crampon Balling

This is a situation that occurs when snow is packed and freezes at the toe or around the points of the crampon. It is a problem because it prevents the crampon's points from sticking into the ice far enough to get a good grip. The ice climber must use the ice tool to knock off the loose snow has he climbs to prevent accumulation. Many crampons have shaped slabs made of flexible plastic called anti-balling plates. The plastic is a hydrophobic material that prevents snow and ice from sticking.

FreeSteps6 Crampon

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From icy city pavements to slippery river beds, the Hillsound FreeSteps6 Crampon offer durable, ultra-light traction performance to those needing a simple anti-slip aid for outdoor activities. Utilizing high-quality stainless steel chains and spikes, the new FreeSteps6 is a solid choice to support your...

Cypress6 Crampon

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The Hillsound Cypress6 Crampon is a six-point instep cleat perfect for non-technical trekking on snow, ice or glaciers. Utilizing a simple ratchet buckle, the Cypress6 bindings make it easy to take the crampon on and off quickly. There is also an easy-to-use width adjuster making the Cypress winter traction...

Trail Crampon

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The Hillsound Trail Crampon is a necessity for added traction when out hiking on the local trails or deep in the backcountry. Tested on the trails of the Himalayas, the Hillsound Trail Crampon is guaranteed to handle diverse winter terrain and weather conditions. Utilizing an ergonomic plate system,...

Hillsound Trail PRO Crampon Traction Device

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10-point crampon for glacier and snow travel.

Ultralight Pro Crampons

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When you're ferrying loads at 8000 meters, every ounce can feel like a ton. The Pro was conceived with the lofty goal of providing high altitude mountaineers with a crampon alternative that is both lightweight and technically advanced. The final result is an aluminum crampon, which according to...

Black Diamond Contact Crampons

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Designed for ice and snow travel, the lightweight Black Diamond Contact crampon is ideal for mountaineers, skiers and hikers. Its stainless steel construction won't rust and avoids environmentally toxic coatings that wear off in the mountains. The compact, 10-point design offers easy walking, while...

Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro Step-In Crampons with ABS Plates

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The all-around Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro Step-In crampons are suitable for everything from glacier climbing to swinging tools on alpine ice.

C.A.M.P. USA Universal XLC 490 Aluminum Crampons

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Glacier travelers take note, C.A.M.P. USA Universal XLC 490 aluminum crampons offer serious performance without the weight.

Grivel G-12 New-Matic Crampons

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These classic 12-point crampons are designed for general mountaineering, mixed climbing and moderate ice climbing.

Grivel G12 Crampons with Antibot

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The G12 offers three different binding options. The NEW-CLASSIC is an evolution of the Classic binding. Both front and rear plastic harnesses are hinged from their respective retention posts and may be "opened" to facilitate attachment to the boot, then closed securely once the boot is inside....

Petzl Sarken Leverlock Crampons

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Updated with structural reinforcements and a new heat-treatment process to improve strength and durability, the Petzl Sarken Leverlock crampons are ideal for adventures in mixed terrain.

Petzl Dartwin Crampon

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FEATURES of the Petzl Dartwin Crampon Horizontal structure places the foot as close to the ice as possible: Increased sensitivity, more precise placements Toe bail wire has two positions for perfect fit on all sole thicknesses and can be adjusted to fit technical boots with asymmetrical shapes The length...

Black Diamond Serac Stainless Steel Crampon (2010)

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The Black Diamond Serac is a versatile 12-point crampon for alpine climbing featuring our lightweight stainless steel design. Designed for moderate technical terrain,the Serac has strong frontpoints that climb steep snow efficiently and penetrate ice with ease. The substantial secondary points are optimized...

Canfield Brothers - Crampon Ultimate Pedals

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The Crampon Ultimate pedal is engineered for maximum grip, minimal weight, ultimate efficiency and the most impact clearance on the market. Evolved through more than seven years of development and testing, the Crampon earned its stripes on the World Cup circuit, but the combination of traction, lightweight...

Dynafit Crampons

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The SPECS Weight: 105 g

Grivel G12 New-Matic Crampon

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The Grivel G12 New-Matic Crampon is a is a 12-point crampon for general mountaineering, alpinism and moderate waterfall routes. The specially designed crampon has for points that are perpendicular to the crampon rails to help prevent shearing in soft snow and improve security while descending (facing...

Black Diamond Contact Crampons

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Designed for ice and snow travel, the lightweight Black Diamond Contact crampon is ideal for mountaineers, skiers and hikers. Its stainless steel construction won't rust and avoids environmentally toxic coatings that wear off in the mountains. The compact, 10-point design offers easy walking, while...

Grivel G12 New-Classic Crampon

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The Grivel G12 New Classic Crampon is a is a 12-point crampon for general mountaineering, alpinism and moderate waterfall routes. The specially designed crampon has for points that are perpendicular to the crampon rails to help prevent shearing in soft snow and improve security while descending (facing...
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