The ice claws should be used correctly to extend its life

When you put a claw on a hiking boots, it enhances your efficiency, safety, and self-confidence when you cross the snow and ice. When selecting, please consider the following:

One, the design of the claw is suitable for your hiking boots:

For all the crampons, the most important issue is the shape of the design of crampons, in the end how much to match with your hiking boots. The ideal cramp should be able to fit easily on the boots without the use of straps. But some of the design of the claw is not suitable for some hiking boots. So, it is best to try a few pairs before deciding whether to buy. Most of the crampons are designed differently, so pay attention to check whether the bought pawls have a guide. If not, do a good job in the outdoor shop so that the staff first give you a demonstration. If it is the length of the adjustable crampons, you want to set in the smaller hiking boots, then you may need hacksaw, will adjust the part of the boots after the cut off. Before you walk through the mountain, be sure to carefully adjust your crampons at home. It is best to do more practice. Because in the ice and snow, passive stiff fingers, not as flexible as usual.

Second, the classification of crampons:

Winter hiking boots require sufficient hardness to secure the pawls firmly above it. Different winter outdoor sports, different requirements for the hardness of hiking boots. 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. In order to help you better seek the best fit of crampons and boots, crampons and hiking boots are divided into three types: cramps with C1, C2 and C3 (C = crampons); and boots There are B1, B2 and B3 (B = boots boots) points.


B1: 3-4 season boots, hard, but still have some softness.

B2: 4 season boots, very hard

B3: ice boots, full hard, flat bottom.


C1: softer, suitable for B3, B2, B1 boots.

C2: hinge structure, suitable for B3, B2 boots.

C3: all hard, only suitable for B3 boots.

- This evaluation uses the C1 series.

Third, anti-snowboard:

In order to prevent the snow at the bottom of the pawls piled up thicker, can be installed on the snowboard at the bottom of the pawls. It is recommended to use the kind of rubber or plastic material that comes with crampons.

Four, crampons tied:

When you are ready to bind your pawls to your hiking shoes, it is possible to face a very bad climate environment; so it is best to choose which is the easiest and most simple and suitable for your climbing shoes. Bundled design in the ankle has a whole activity of the card sets, in the head with a pocket pull card sets, with a strap to claw claws firmly tied to the hiking shoes. This bundle of crampons is suitable for most hiking shoes. Crocodile claws are more convenient to wear, can be directly stuck in hiking shoes, but can only be used in several specific shoes.

Five, nail teeth:

For ice and snow mountain crossing, cork claws with 10 base teeth can usually be used. 12 and 14 cramps also have forward or oblique forward nails for a slope with a certain slope; you may not always need these front teeth, but when you start more winter after climbing , Will find it very effective. Big nails can give you greater grip strength and tension, but if used improperly easier to fall somersault. For beginners, it is best to choose short ice teeth.