Page Type Gear Review
Object Title SUPER12 RFL
Manufacturer Charlet Moser
Page By Diego Sahagún
Page Type Apr 21, 2002 / Jan 25, 2007
Object ID 222
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Charlet Moser's ambassador, the SUPER 12 crampon, is the best selling crampon in the world. It is extremely versatile and effective in all climbing terrains. The length of the points has been carefully designed to ensure comfort and stability for long glacier expeditions and to avoid the "stilt" effect caused by points that are too long. Ten-point cramponning is thus facilitated. The two toe points allow front-pointing for clearing bergschrunds, navigating up gullies or climbing steep wall faces. Their horizontal positioning maximizes progression on fragile ice or hard snow. Rapid Fix Strap on version. For stiff-soled footwear with heel rims.

Weight: 1,040 Kg (2lbs 5ozs)- Sizes 36 to 46.

Prices are those in Spain.



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Diego Sahagún - May 23, 2002 4:24 pm - Voted 5/5

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Very good crampons, not only for flat surfaces and glaciers but also for gullies not very steep because the 4 front points aren't inclined enough. I've used the old ones, they have no rear adjustment but fit so well.

mrolph - Jun 4, 2002 4:19 pm - Voted 5/5

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I was about to buy a set of Grivel G12 when I found these on sale (3 years ago) at REI-Outlet, including the anti-balling plates. So far, I've only used them on 3 climbs of Shasta (Avy Gulch). I like the combination of straps on the toe and a bail for the heel, similar the the Grivel Newmatic system. They easily fit a variety of boots including my La Sportiva Trango Plus.

The anti-balling plates worked pefectly. When everyone else in my group was packing their crampons full of snow every 10 or so steps, I never had even a hint problems.

I have not tried these on steep ice, but for moderate snow/ice they work great.

Chucky - Sep 15, 2002 9:25 am - Voted 4/5

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I used these crampons on glacier work in La Mer de Glace in Chamonix, France, as well as on my ascent of Mont Blanc du Tacul on 13 September 2002. These are rapid fit and overall worked great. There were a few places in lose snow where I would still slide, but for general mountaineering, they were fine. I used a rental pair of these for glacier work and for several meters, they were still great, but they are not meant for acending ice walls. For general mountaineering, I would recommend them with the anti-snow "rubber" plates. I never had a snow accumilation problem in my rentals or my own set.

William Marler - Dec 9, 2002 7:03 am - Voted 5/5

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Exceent crampon. I have experienced no problem with these. They go on easily and while the front point strap can be fiddily in the cold at altitude it hold well. Easily adjusted to your boot these are a very solid investment. I don’t bother with the anti-balling plates.

Rinat Shagisultanov - Jul 20, 2004 12:55 pm - Voted 5/5

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This is a peace of gear that I rely on both for snow and glacier travel. Worked well on the couloirs up to 40 degree steep. I usually the snowball plates which appear to be useful for spring climbing in Sierra when you are coming back in the middle of the hot sunny day. This is first pair of crampons and I have been using them for ~4 years.

Johnhl94563 - Apr 27, 2005 1:19 am - Voted 5/5

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I also agree with the anti-bolling plates. I've been walking with no problem while others are wacking their boots every step.

The crampons have worked great and they are my all purpose crampon. Including water ice up to WI4.

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