Hey all. I'm completely new to the forum, I've been reading for a few days, and I'm completely new to the use of crampons and ice axe's and the like. I've never climbed ice or went scrambling. But I do want to learn, and I do want to try some new things in regards to climbing/hiking. That said, I found a pair of crampons in my area for $20 on craigslist.
The 'owner' really has no details about them, except that they're in 'good condition'. Is it worth taking em up for $20? even if they suck, i only lost $20 right?! These would be my first crampons, and who knows, maybe I'll give the guy $20 and they'll be a heckuva pair of crampons!!! And when I say no details, i mean NO details (straps or anything). Is there anything about crampons that I might see upon checking them out that would tell me theyre not even worth using?? Like I said, I'm completely new to crampons.