Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fitting Crampons

Some specific tests to see if your crampons fit your boots. Most boots aren’t designed to fit crampons properly – or is it vice versa? Anyway, this fellow says:

What do I mean by "fit"?   I mean ZERO  movement between boot and crampon when latched and even more importantly when climbing”

The photo below shows what happens if your crampons don’t’ fit. (My crampons have come off numerous times. I now check them before I climb by kicking into ice before I start to climb it. I can tell right away if they’re OK.)

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