Fitting crampons to hiking boots

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Fitting crampons to hiking boots

by 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

by 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

by 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

by 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

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

Thanks all!!


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