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

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.

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Lougnee Non-slip Spikes Crampons Ice Snow Shoes Chain Cleats for Climbing Walking and Hiking
Bearham Lightweight 18 Teeth Stainless Steel Spikes Crampons Anti-slip Ice Grippers Safe for Walk on Ice with Storage Bag
KepooMan 18 Teeth Claws Crampons Non-slip Shoes Cover Stainless Steel Chain Outdoor Ski Ice Snow Hiking Climbing (L)
Yaktrax Walk Traction Cleats for Walking on Snow and Ice
Petzl Dartwin Leverlock Fil Crampon
Freshday Non-slip Ice Gripper Climbing Crampons Traction Cleats, Shoes Cover for Walking, Jogging, Hiking on Snow and Ice (1 pair)
EONPOW 12 Teeth Claws Crampons Non-slip Shoes Cover Stainless Steel Chain Outdoor Ski Ice Snow Hiking Climbing
YUEDGE Universal 18 Teeth Stainless Steel Anti Slip Ice Cleats Shoe Boot Grips Crampon Snow Spikes Grips Traction Cleats
YUEDGE Universal Anti Slip Ice Cleats Shoe Boot Grips Traction Crampon Snow Spikes Grips Cleats
Options: $19.99 - $20.99
Gear 18 Tooth Crampons Cleats Set Fishing Outdoor Climbing Snow Ice Crampons Catch Snow Claw Antiskid Shoe Spikes(1 pair)
ARAER Traction Cleats Ice Snow Grips Anti Slip18 Stainless Steel Teeth Ice Boots Spikes Crampons Stretchable Fit to Size 8" - 10" Shoes for Men Women Walking Hiking Mountaineering
Cycorld Microspikes Traction Ice Cleats with 18 Teeth Stainless Steel, Snow Spikes Shoes Grip, Crampons for Hiking Boots, Climbing Snowshoe Chain Tracks
Options: $22.99 - $38.99
Springk Traction Cleats Snow Grips Ice Creepers,Anti Slip 12 Stainless Steel Microspikes Crampons with 1 Free Portable Bag for Men Women Walking Jogging Hiking and Mountaineering(M/L)
Options: $16.99 - $42.98
Ice & Snow Cleats Crampon - LEDOO,18 Teeth Ice Snow Grips Crampons for Hiking Climbing,Black 1 pair
Ice Grippers Cleats Hiking on 12 Teeth Claws Traction Cleats  Stainless Steel Chain Anti-Slip Spikes Crampons,M/L
Options: $11.98 - $11.99
Petzl Dart Leverlock Fil Crampon
Options: $212.50 - $219.95
Kahtoola MICROspikes Footwear Traction - 2016/17
Options: $55.90 - $75.22
Traction Cleats, Crampons for Walking on Snow and Ice, Anti-slip Ice Grips, Snow Grips, Universal Size, Lightweight Ice Grippers, with Safety Straps & Waterproof Bag, Perfect for Jogging or Hiking
LW Two ice snow crampons 18 teeth stainless steel skiing hiking walking climbing
Vinqliq 19 Teeth Claws Micro spikes Footwear Ice Traction System Crampons Non-slip Shoes Cover for Walking, Jogging, or Hiking on Snow and Ice
Options: $22.99 - $37.99
OSOPOLA eForCrazy Strape Type 12-Teeth Ice Snow Boot Shoe Covers Spike Crampons Climbing Walking Winter
YATTA LIFE Heavy Duty Trail Spikes 14-Spikes Ice Grip Snow Cleats Footwear Crampons for Walking, Jogging, or Hiking on Snow and Ice
Options: $39.99 - $49.99
WINGONEER 12 Teeth Welding Chain Stainless Steel Crampons Outdoor Ski Ice Hiking Climbing
Ice Grips,Crampons Non-slip Ice & Snow Grips Cleat Over Shoe/Boot Traction Cleat Rubber Spikes Anti Slip 10 Steel Studs Slip-on Stretch Footwear for hiking and walking
Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra
Options: $69.95 - $69.99
Non-slip Over Shoe, AGPtek Climbing Snow & Ice Cleats Grips Anti-Slip Studded Ice Traction Shoe Covers Spike Crampons Cleats Size S /M/ L/XL , Small
Limm Pro Traction Cleats For Ice and Snow – Quickly And Easily Grips Over Footwear – Portable – Sizes: S/M/L/XL
Gracefulvara 1Pair/2Pcs 5 Studs Anti Slip Snow Ice Climbing Spikes Grips Crampon Cleat Shoes Cover
Meanhoo Antiskid Steel-point Ice Climbing Hiking Plates Crampon Traction Device Strap Type Crampons Ski Belt High Altitude Hiking Slip-resistant 10 Teeth Mountaineering 250x95x3mm M (black)
1Pair 18 Steel Studs Ice Cleats Shoe Boot Tread Grips Traction Crampon Chain Spike Grippers for Walking Climbing Snowfield Mountaineering Fishing (Medium)
AGPTEK Non-slip Over Shoe, Climbing Snow & Ice Cleats Grips Anti-Slip Studded Ice Traction Shoe Covers Spike Crampons Cleats (Extra Large)
Isafish Ice Cleats for Ice Fishing Shoe/Boot Traction Cleat 12-Stud Steel Chain Footwear Nonslip Spikes Slip-on Stretch Crampons Ice and Snow Grips
Due North Everyday G3 Ice and Snow Traction Aid
Options: $10.00 - $31.57
Camp USA X Light Hammer Axe One Size
Petzl Summit Evo Ice Axe 59cm
Trango Raptor Ice Tool
Options: $173.95 - $174.95
Petzl Trigrest Hand Rest
Extension Tubes for FiveJoy (RS) Military Folding Shovel Multi Tool - 2 Piece Carbon Steel Handles w/ Case for Emergency Survival Kit, Entrenching Outdoors - Extend Your Leverage Power Efficiency
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