These grades are there to indicate the companion boot with which the crampon works well.
European travelers invented the crampon to help walk on the rough and snowy terrain in much of the northern part of the continent.
A C3 crampon is a necessity for ice climbing or other extreme forms of mountaineering.
Gingerly, he played out more rope and descended lower, the slope now near-vertical so the toe of his crampon bit into the rock-hard ice.
A C1 crampon with straps all round can be used on stiffer boots.
A more rigid twelve point crampon is better for winter climbing.
crampon skills if required and crevasse rescue techniques.
crampon points told me he was coming back down.
crampon scratch marks!
crampon work up the back of the corrie onto the plateau.
Quality manufacturers include Buffet Crampon, LeBlanc, Yamaha and Selmer.
Cassin Crampons are one brand of crampon, a piece of equipment necessary for off-trail campers in rough terrain.
Because crampons are vital to hikers' safety, purchasing the right brand and type of crampon is imperative.
Particularly steep grade climbs, such as on mountains, require a special type of crampon with heavier points.
Find out what number boot you have and then use that grade of crampon or lower.
For example, if you have a B2 boot, you could use a C2 or C1 crampon.
A C1 crampon is designed for very basic hiking while C2 is suitable for moderate skill-level mountaineering.
They should also be crampon compatible, and include detachable gaiters for maximum traction on the ice.
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