Ice Climbing Crampons
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
- Rigid crampons. A rigid crampon is best for ice climbing. The rigid frame is better for front pointing, an essential technique for ice climbing. Front pointing is an ice climbing technique used to stick the crampon and climb an ice face. The points of the crampon face forward in two rows at the toe of the boot.
- Hinged crampons. Hinged crampons bend in the same way a shoe bends while walking. This is the preferred type of crampon for mountaineering and traversing relatively level frozen and icy terrain.
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.
Crampons for Sale
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Hillsound Trail PRO Crampon Traction Device
10-point crampon for glacier and snow travel.
Black Diamond Contact Crampons
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 the fast-adjust attachment system accommodates almost any footwear. ABS plates included.
C.A.M.P. USA Universal XLC 490 Aluminum Crampons
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
These classic 12-point crampons are designed for general mountaineering, mixed climbing and moderate ice climbing.
Black Diamond Cyborg Pro Crampons
The Black Diamond Cyborg is a high-end ice and mixed climbing crampon with a lightweight stainless steel design. Optimized for steep waterfall ice, mixed climbing or hard mountain routes, the Cyborg's semi-rigid design offers maximum control for precise placement with minimal weight. Used in mono- or dual-point configuration, the modular, hooded vertical frontpoints perform flawlessly on everything...
Kahtoola Kts Steel Crampons
The KTS Steel really bites! With points that are 1/4" longer and sharper, they are designed to handle rockier terrain than the KTS Aluminum model. At 23.3 oz. per pair, they're still lightweight, and they fold down into a compact package. Lifetime guarantee for the LeafSpring extender bar.
Black Diamond Sabretooth Clip Crampons
From moderate local ice flows to classic mountaineering routes and technical alpine faces, the Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon is BD's best all-around crampon for the spectrum of frozen objectives. The Sabretooth's redesigned stainless steel construction incorporates a strong, yet light design with durable horizontal front points and increased rocker in the front rail to accommodate modern...
Black Diamond Serac Stainless Steel Crampon (2010)
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 for stability. Its stainless steel construction won't rust and avoids environmentally toxic...
Professional Rock Climbing Gear Mountain Gear Snow Outdoor Uk Discount Crampons 19 Teeth 1 Pair
Material: TPR( Thermal Plastic Rubber) and stainless steel Package:1 pair + elastic band Cooperate with all kinds of sport shoes, hiking shoes, and mountain boots, etc. Crampons ONLY, shoes displayed NOT included.
Black Diamond Contact
DECENT FEATURES of the Black Diamond Contact Distinctive stainless steel construction is lightweight, durable, resists snow balling and won't rust Strap version's flexible toe strap fits most footwear for easier glacier or snow travel Clip version has a low-profile micro-adjust heel bail and toe strap for a more precise fit on technical boots with a heel welt Equipped with Flex Center Bars...
Camp USA Stalker Crampon
FEATURES of the Camp USA Stalker Crampon General Mountaineering Universal bindings fit most mountaineering and hiking boots Easy size adjustment requires no tools Carrying case and Vibram anti-balling plates included Our best-selling crampons The SPECS of the Camp USA Stalker Crampon Materials: Chromoly Steel Points: 12 Binding: Universal Anti-Balling Plates: Included Crampon Case: Included Size: 14...