How to choose outdoor crampons! How to use crampons

In order to gain a foothold in the outdoor, slippery ice or snow.

Winter outdoor sports is different, the choice of different crampons.

Choose a suitable for your order is a very important thing, and even personal safety

Northern winter mountaineering activities, crampons is almost essential items.

Today let us look at how to choose crampons.

Crampons are divided into three types according to the use

  1. summary: the use of ordinary ice crampons, snow on the road. These crampons 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. This kind of claw price is higher, also have very high requirement to tie-in shoe boots. The user's experience also has certain requirements, according to the use of the environment is not the same, is divided into full cassette, full tie type, front binding, after card three
  4. Full cassette crampons: first requires shoes must be with crampons slot, usually only in the boot and part of reloading only has the function of hiking shoes. 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. The soles of the shoes are naturally hardened, and the shoes weigh themselves up, and the difficulty in making them increases greatly, resulting in the overall price of shoes not too low.
  5. All tied type crampons: tied up with a ribbon type crampons will be tied in the shoes of the crampon. The greatest 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.

After this card before tying up is to use crampons crampons most convenient crampons, but requires shoes after card slot