Classification and selection techniques for ice grabbing

In winter many outdoor and limit those who love sports began to climb the mountain journey, face smooth snow ground complex and challenging terrain, choose a suitable for your order is a very important thing, and even personal safety. Today let us look at how to choose crampons.

Let us first to understand the working principle of the crampon:

Crampons are made of metal and with sharp teeth, when walking or climbing by means of its own weight with sharp teeth tied to the snow or ice to increase grip, fixing and prevent slippage effect..

General crampons generally consists of 10 parts:

1 the 2 followed by 3 size 4 rapid adjustment of the size of 5 bundled with 6 safety buckle 7 skis 8 rod 9 heel resistance card holder 10 before tying part.

In order according to the usage, can be divided into three types:

1 Summary: the use of ordinary ice crampons, snow on the road. This kind of crampons low price, simple structure, firmness, but slightly worse stability

2: hiking, walking crampons crossing, mountain climbing. This kind of crampons cost-effective, durable material, but not for climbing and other dangerous line.

3 professional climbing crampon: high altitude exploration, the use of ice. The price is high, and there is a high demand for shoes and boots. The experience of the user also has certain requirements, according to the use of the environment is not the same can be divided into a full cassette, all tied, the former tied after the card three.

1 card crampons: first requires shoes must be with crampons slot, usually only in the boot and part to reinstall the hiking shoes with this function. The advantages of card is fixed after crampons very stable, is not easy to loose, wear off more freely. But the disadvantage is that if the shoe making crampons slot, is the sole need special reinforcement. Soles of the natural hard, and the shoes on the weight of the up, and the production process is also a lot of difficulty, resulting in the overall price of shoes will not be too low.

2 all tie type crampons: tied up with a ribbon type crampons will be tied in the shoes of the crampon. Its biggest advantage is that it can be used with any climbing shoes without restrictions. But the drawback is first fixed firmly as the card is when walking crampons, second day after the ribbon easily frozen, will become very difficult to take off..

3 years ago after this card tied crampon: use is crampons most convenient crampons, but requires shoes after card slot.

If you want to identify the quality of the crampons and go to see the tooth, mainly from the three aspects.

The first is the choice of metal material. With the hard metal crampons should choose the toughness of high manganese steel production 65. If enough hard material will soon become a crampon round and lost the ability of the ice thorn, but some steel although hard but very brittle, easily broken in the crampons suddenly when accidentally kicked a stone..

Second. We should pay attention to the number of teeth of the crampon. The number of teeth usually crampons from 4 to 14 teeth gear tooth number range, more in order to better cope with the complex road. Is not recommended to buy 10 teeth following crampons, this kind of steel is usually selected and crampons are not very good, but the following 10 teeth in the process of using fixed performance crampons and climbing ability is poor. Recommendations for the selection of more than 10 teeth crampons best.

The third point is to have more than 10 teeth teeth of the crampons, the discrete tooth tooth two peace crampons, verticaltooth to crampons ice wall climbing vertical or near vertical design. Flat teeth are designed for flat walking. Occasionally can also be used to climb. (flat tooth refers to the mountain front claw is flat teeth, because one out of production quickly. Vertical teeth refer to the first two teeth with hard forged straight teeth that facilitate kicking into hard snow and ice.