Is there any issue with using Sorrels and flexible crampons for moderate slope routes (beyond not being one of the cool kids)?
That's what I used for winter mountaineering because plastics are usually overkill in Colorado for most routes other than vertical ice.
I have severly flat feet and plastics hurt them and rub them raw. I'll still use them for glacier travel (or ice climbing, but I haven't done that in a few years) in cold conditions, but I avoid using them if I can.'
They actually work really well for some people though.