Introduction of crampons








Winter climbing or high altitude climbing equipment necessary. Used in a very smooth ice or snow on a firm foothold. Winter hiking boots require sufficient hardness to secure the pawls firmly above it. Different winter outdoor sports, the hardness of the hiking boots different requirements. In other words, some ice claws can be very good with the relatively hard hiking boots match; and some with the soft boots with better.

Classification of crampons

By use points

  1. daily work, life use. This type of crampons inexpensive, simple structure, less teeth.
  2. ordinary walking, crossing, climbing. This type of crampons prices relatively high altitude mountain climbing low, the number of teeth and angle is not high.
  3. Professional high altitude adventure, ice climbing use. This claw price is relatively high, with the shoes also have a high demand. The user's experience also has certain requirements. According to the use of the environment is also divided into many forms.

Fixed way points

Lace-type (tied), full-card and front-tied card-type all-card crampons can only and before and after the card slot with the hiking boots. This kind of boots have a strong midsole, so be able to hold the crampons. And tied the use of crampons is relatively wide, you can match any type of boots. The claws of the claw claws are some trouble. Personally think that the front of the card after the most convenient, but the requirements of the boots after the card slot.

From the structure of points

There are hard, semi-hard and soft; from climbing use, climbing / snow walking and difficult waterfall ice / mixed route climbing. Modern cramps are made of high performance alloy steel. Hard claw frame is generally made of vertical steel, horizontal direction can not bend, such as the domestic more trango Harpoon, used for high technical requirements of the waterfall ice and mixed routes; semi-hard claws are generally horizontal Steel, the force of the case, can be slightly deformed to fit the shape of the soles, such as CharletMoser S12, most of the climbing / ice claw is this type; soft crampons can be bent with the soles of the The CharletMoser's Ecrin, can be used with soft soles of the soles, and even some types of hiking shoes. This kind of crampons for glacier walking and technical requirements are not high mountain climbing claws for climbing and general ice climbing, suitable for snow and not too hard ice; and before the teeth claws due to strong penetration , Particularly good at dealing with extremely hard ice, its role is the technical requirements of high hard ice and mixed routes. In addition to the selection of crampons, the need to pay attention to is the second pair of front teeth position, the more forward, then the greater the role of the next support, the more suitable for the steep ice wall, but walking more cost some effort. Such as CM's S12 and Black Ice, the latter's second pair of front teeth more prominent, climbing performance is even better.