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Crampons for Ski Boots

Postby northcave » Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:57 pm

I want to get my brother some crampons for ski touring. He already ski tours but never needed crampons but i was to take him on some trips crossing some ice etc. I personally use my G12's which fit to my ski boots fine. However i didn't want to spend that much on some crampons which will only be for light use rather than actual climbing.

Any suggestions on some good value light use crampons that could be used with ski boots and ideally also walking boots?
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Re: Crampons for Ski Boots

Postby Nikolas_A » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:07 pm

northcave wrote:I want to get my brother some crampons for ski touring. He already ski tours but never needed crampons but i was to take him on some trips crossing some ice etc. I personally use my G12's which fit to my ski boots fine. However i didn't want to spend that much on some crampons which will only be for light use rather than actual climbing.

Any suggestions on some good value light use crampons that could be used with ski boots and ideally also walking boots?


I have the G12s for climbing but got the Camp XLC390 for ski touring.
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Re: Crampons for Ski Boots

Postby MoapaPk » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:19 pm

northcave wrote:i was to take him on some trips crossing some ice etc. I personally use my G12's which fit to my ski boots fine.

Any suggestions on some good value light use crampons that could be used with ski boots and ideally also walking boots?


Nicholas_A wrote:but got the Camp XLC390 for ski touring.


I have XLC 390s, but wouldn't use them on "ice" that had any significant gradient-- hard snow, yes. The XLC 390s are not that cheap either.
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Re: Crampons for Ski Boots

Postby DoJo » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:27 pm

northcave wrote:I want to get my brother some crampons for ski touring. He already ski tours but never needed crampons but i was to take him on some trips crossing some ice etc. I personally use my G12's which fit to my ski boots fine. However i didn't want to spend that much on some crampons which will only be for light use rather than actual climbing.

Any suggestions on some good value light use crampons that could be used with ski boots and ideally also walking boots?


I use this AustriaAlpin crampons for Skitouring:
http://www.austrialpin.at/03-austrialpi ... 0524439100

different binding types are available.
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Postby 96avs01 » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:09 am

^^^don't think he's looking for ski crampons, rather crampons to wear with ski touring boots and also possibly other hiking/climbing boots
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Postby MoapaPk » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:32 am

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Postby fossana » Tue Sep 14, 2010 3:52 am

I've used Stubai Ultralight Universals with approach shoes for non-technical ice for the past ~5 years. I just checked and they fit nicely on my AT boots.

The only thing I don't like about them is that the plastic cuts into your ankle with low top shoes but I created some padding with leftover skins from my skis and that helps.
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Postby OJ Loenneker » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:32 am

A buddy of mine uses those Stubai Ultralights with the universal bindings with his Lowa Struktura AT Boot and they seem to work well for him.

Personally, I use an older pair of BD Savertooths on my Scarpa Denali TT boots and they are great. I use the step in variety. Got them off teh Flea-bay about 4-5 years ago for less than $60 brand new, in the box. They replaced an older set of Salewa hinged strap on crampons that I actually also used a few time with the scarpa ski boots... :roll:
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Postby fossana » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:19 am

Additional note:

My old Grivel step-ins (the kind with the front bail) also fit my AT boots, but of course they're limiting when it comes to other types of shoes/boots. The Stubais are lighter.
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Re: Crampons for Ski Boots

Postby Nikolas_A » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:39 pm

MoapaPk wrote:
Nicholas_A wrote:but got the Camp XLC390 for ski touring.


I have XLC 390s, but wouldn't use them on "ice" that had any significant gradient-- hard snow, yes. The XLC 390s are not that cheap either.


Neither would I. But with skis I tend to stay away from steep, icy stuff anyways...
Most of the time crampons stay in the pack when skiing, so light is right
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Re: Crampons for Ski Boots

Postby MoapaPk » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:19 pm

Nikolas_A wrote:Neither would I. But with skis I tend to stay away from steep, icy stuff anyways...
Most of the time crampons stay in the pack when skiing, so light is right


I guess the OP needs to clarify what he means by "but i was to take him on some trips crossing some ice etc."
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Postby Deb » Fri Sep 17, 2010 6:13 am

G12's on Dynafit boots worked great for ascending Shasta's West Face this year! :D
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