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Fitting crampons to hiking boots

Postby coldworlder » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:13 am

I have a pair of Asolo 200 boots that I'd like to use for a bigger glacier (Granite). I've tried several crampons/strap systems by grivel, BD, Petzl, but none of them will seem to fit snugly. It seems like many boots flair near the bottom and the crampons won't seat properly. Even some strategic cutting doesn't appear to help the fit. Anyone have ideas on different crampons or attachments?
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Re: Fitting crampons to hiking boots

Postby Baarb » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:51 am

Is that the Power Matic 200 GV? A backcountry.com reviewer indicated they were happy using CAMP Ice Rider Universal crampons on some Patagonian glaciers.

http://www.backcountry.com/asolo-power- ... -boot-mens
http://www.rockclimbing.com/gear/Alpine ... _2977.html
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Re: Fitting crampons to hiking boots

Postby Clark_Griswold » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:13 am

I forget the boots I had, but I bought crampons a few years back and had to carve out parts of the heel to allow the crampons to fit properly. The boot had a flexible sole, so they weren't safe on steep angled traverses, but were fine for level travel and ascending and descending steep slopes up to 50 degrees, or so.
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Re: Fitting crampons to hiking boots

Postby GreenMountainBoy » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:38 am

fwiw, i finally just got away from a strap system and just started using the Grivel New-Matic's...i'm cursing all the years i waited to get these, no comparison to anything else i've worn.
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Re: Fitting crampons to hiking boots

Postby Gafoto » Tue Apr 24, 2012 8:41 am

I have those boots and my BD contact strap ons fit decently. On the other hand, Scarpa Charmoz boots are infinitely better for climbing and accept hybrid crampons.
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Re: Fitting crampons to hiking boots

Postby coldworlder » Wed May 09, 2012 2:41 am

Thanks all!!
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