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    Strong, light, and available in a variety of bindings to fit every boot.

    Boasting the lightest weight of any 12-point crampon available, the aluminum Camp XLC Crampon is built to give you secure footing while you travel over hard snow and ice. Available with an automatic, semi-automatic, or universal binding, there is an XLC to suit your needs whether you're in pursuit of backcountry powder or bagging snow-covered peaks.

    • Constructed from durable 7075 aluminum, the XLC weighs in at just a pound per pair, making them among the lightest 12-point crampons available
    • 3-D shaped frame increases performance and strength
    • Wear indicators on the side points let you know when it's time for a replacement
    • XLC 390 features an automatic binding for stiff mountaineering, AT, and telemark boots
    • XLC 470 features a semi-automatic binding for semi-rigid mountaineering boots with a toe welt
    • XLC 490 features an full strap binding for almost any mountaineering or hiking boot
    • Although sturdy, aluminum crampons are not suited for steep ice climbing or intense mixed terrain
    • Item #CMP3273

    Tech Specs

    7075 aluminum alloy
    Boot Compatibility
    [390] step-in, [470] hybrid, [490] strap-on
    Front Points
    Number of Points
    Anti-balling plates
    no, sold separately
    Claimed Weight
    [390] 13.8 oz, [470] 1 lb 0.6 oz, [490] 1 lb 1.3 oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Scrambling in the Alps

    • Familiarity:I've used it several times

    I brought these on a six day ski touring trip through the alps last Spring. Their light weight makes them a great option for long journeys. Also, I found the single strap entry / exit to be great for transitions. The climbs on the trip weren't incredibly technical (needed the security of a crampon on a handful of steep boot packs and narrow traverses). They fit well enough to my Scarpa Freedoms (burly, I know). I understand the concerns some have voiced about the snugness of these to a ski boot. I found, after adjusting the bottom plate, it was quite easy to get these really snug, even with just one strap.

    Scrambling in the Alps

    Problem with secure fit

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I've been using the 390s for low-tech skimo for a few seasons, and they've been useful. But as I've expanded usage, the fit has become less secure. Most brands are designed with 2 angled stops along the back curve of the heel, which allows a snug fit by adjusting length. But the CAMP models have 3 stops, with the 2 on the side almost parallel (basically a fixed width) and farther forward, such that boots with narrow heel lug have lateral play. The ABS material loops over the 3rd center back stop, which also gets in the way of the fit. When I tried to add some BillyGoatTech plates to the setup, it got much worse. I'd be interested to know if anyone else has had this problem.

    Apart from that, they are light, and have been more or less serviceable.

    Ok // the strap-on lacks compatibility

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I've been using this crampon for a few season and the strap-on version has major draw backs. Of course it is compatible with a variety of different boots, however the fit will not give you the best control for technical climbing. I haven't had durability issues with this crampon on rocks and skree, however the bails really do not work well with the Dalbello Sherpa. Keep this in mind when selecting your crampon binding type. Buy the binding that gives you the most control and secure fit for the job you need it to do. Buy multiple crampons for different boots. Don't sacrifice control.

    Ok // the strap-on lacks compatibility

    Ski/ running shoe pon

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    I have a pair of the 390s and a pair of 490s. For non technical snow and flatter ice they are perfect. 390 mount fits most ski boots, which is a nice change and they're light enough you don't notice the weight. Paired with most running shoes the 490s make any approach shoe system glacier ready as well for big alpine rock objectives in the summer.

    The ONE

    • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

    From a wall of crampon choices this is the one crampon I use most fo the spring and summer for moderate objectives in my TLTs and mountain boots. My go to lwt crampon now for a few years. They have some limitations. Just pay attention and stay off the rocks and scree with them and they alast a long time on stiff boots.

    Great Lightweight Crampon

    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I use this for general ski mountaineering and its a great fit, even handled some vertical ice. I use these as my go to crampons but would pick up some steel ones to take on more extended serious trips.


    • Familiarity:I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I have the 490s. Thought a ultralight pair of 12 points could be cool. Loaded them up with the rest of the gear the night before. Pulled them out to when I hit ice. The front plastic toe harness was broken. Splinted them w/ duck tape, but never felt solid on that foot. Turned a moderate approach into a sketchy situation. I'll be returning them and I do not recommend them. Never broke a pair of Black Diamond crampons.

    will these (XLC 390) fit my Atomic waymaker carbon 130 size 29.5 alpine ski boots? I am also looking at black diamond Neve Pro, I am going to be strictly using them in the white mountains for ski touring, mostly in the presidentials. Which would be a better option? Others that i should be looking at?

    I have the Kayland Hyper boots. I am looking...

    I have the Kayland Hyper boots. I am looking to buy these for those trips when you are not sure if you are going to need crampons or not. I will not be climbing anything too aggressive. Is the Hyper stiff enough for these crampons?

    has anyone tried putting these on lange...

    has anyone tried putting these on lange RX 130s? Thanks