mtelephant wrote:There are three basic types of crampons. Two are not step in. My boots accept the non-step-in types.
SJ wrote:I can't help you with the boot fitting problem, but I can tell you that you don't need a boot that fits automatic crampons. I climb vertical water ice, alpine ice and glaciers with newmatic crampons and they work great. The difference between automatics and newmatics is really just personal preference.
That said, most insulated leather mountaineering boots will have front and rear welts that accept automatic crampons if that's what you've got your heart set on.
mfox79 wrote:If you like the boots then why not buy a pair of hybrid croampons like the grivel g12's or BD sabertooths? I have a pair of asolo Mountainieering boots that don't have a toe welt and have used those with my grivel G-12's on everything from low anglle snow to WI-4 with no issuues. personally I don't see the point in automatic crampons for any of the mountains you listed. I think the fit of the boot is more important. what will matter the most? a few extra minutes lashing straps or a few extra minutes patching blisters that could cost you your summit. hope that helps
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests