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The Camp XLC 490 Crampons strap onto everything from trail running shoes to beefy mountaineering boots to provide solid purchase on hard snow and glacial ice. Strap these 17.3-ounce aluminum Camp crampons onto your approach shoes to cross the 200 yards of snow before your alpine rock route, or use them for winter ascents of Colorado 14ers. The XLC 490 Crampons include long horizontal front points for shear resistance on steep snow and the occasional 'shrund crossing.

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Exactly what I was looking for

    I was on the search for a lightweight aluminum crampon for my non-crampon-compatible boots. For the money these are the best in my opinion. They strap on super easy, cinch securely, and come off easy. I think the second points are a bit over-aggressive, as they are NOT for mixed or vertical climbing, but they do look really cool.
    One thing to note, they tabs are fairly narrow. I had to do some creative filing on my LaSportiva mountaineering boots to get them to fit easily, but it was minor and only took a few minutes.

    Very good for summer time trekking

      Recently, I purchased these crampons for my wife. The snow gorge freezes in the morning even in the summer time (Japan). These crampons are fitted well for my wifes shoes and very light. I also cut the size adjustable sticks and belts a little shorter, and these came -18 gram weight loss. Thinking about safety, these crampons are excelent.

      A great universal crampon

        I recently purchased these crampons for glacier travel in Bugaboo national park in British Columbia. They are extremely light weight and very durable. I was walking on everything from slushy snow, to packed ice, to rocky moraines. The color coating is pretty beat up but the overall structure never bent and I was pretty rough on them. I found them easy to adjust and easy to get on and not once did I have them loosen up on me. I would recommend these crampons to anyone looking for something simple to go over any boot for any glacier travel.

        these make the difference

          I went to St. Mary's Glacier July 12th and these made all the difference. even though the snow was slushy and hard underneath, I never slipped or fell with these. Everyone else was struggling getting up the slush and me and my friend just went straight up no problem. Never felt unsafe or that I was going to go sliding down. I felt less fatigued because I did not need to kick my toes in really hard to kept from sliding. These were really easy to put on my snowboard boots. They adjusted small enough for my women's 6.5 boots. With room to go smaller. I tested them with my running shoes and they fit women's 8 running shoes and even my 7.5 skate shoes. They were really easy to put on and take off. I would recommend these for snowboarders and people who need a little extra support on snow and ice in normal style shoes.

          Anyone know how these compare to the bd...

          Anyone know how these compare to the bd neve straps? I have sabretooths & I'm looking for a pair of light weight aluminum crampons for alpine rock approaches (over approach shoes), early season travel, & non technical snow/glacier climbs. These seem like they could be a little lighter & cheaper. Plus they have an extra two spikes, just in case. Also, is the listed weight w/ or w/o abs (l've seen the same number for both)? Thanks!

          Will these crampons fit the La Sportiva...

          Will these crampons fit the La Sportiva Glacier EVO Mountaineering Boot - Women's - 2006?

          will these crampons work with alpine ski...

          will these crampons work with alpine ski boots?

          I have a pair of BD contact that look almost the same as these and they fit on my alpine boots. I'd imagine these would be the same. You may have to buy longer center bars depending on how big your foot/shell is. I did, but I also wear a US 14.

          Would these Camp XLC 490 Universal Hyperlight...

          Would these Camp XLC 490 Universal Hyperlight Crampons work well with Asolo hiking boots size 11?

          Will these work on a pair of asolo LW...

          Will these work on a pair of asolo LW hikers for couloir/snowfieds in june? or is there a better pair that I should get?

          any crampon with a set of horizontal front points will work for glacier travel. While crampon companies would complain with this answer... they're all pretty much the same. Grivel and BD tend to be slightly more technically oriented while Camp seems to go light weight. For glacier travel, you don't really need technical performance so 'light is right'. The only consideration that I would make is 'bot plates'. Basically these are plastic sheets that prevent "balling", snow collecting into 3" stilleto heels for your crampons. Funny when it happens to your buddy, not so enjoyable when you're having to smack your crampons with your ice ax every two steps.