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Get steel performance at aluminum weight.

The Camp XLC Nanotech Crampons use an all-aluminum frame for amazingly reduced weight and have steel points for better penetration in hard ice and snow. Although these Camp crampons weigh only 16.9 ounces, their performance on hard neve rivals that of all-steel crampons. The XLC Nanotech Crampons come in two attachment options to fit either plastic mountaineering boots or your rear-bail spring climbing boots.

  • Steel tips let you use these crampons in places where other aluminum types will not work
  • Fits on crampon-compatible mountaineering boots and ski boots
  • Available in step-in and semi-auto designs

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Lugging everything but my Nanotechs

Lugging everything but my Nanotechs

IT was a sunny carry day on Vinson Massif, and I was pretty psyched to be near the top of the fixed lines, and super happy my crampons didn't weigh and ounce more! This super light pair was perfect for the mountain, where there was very little rock and reducing weight wherever possible was a big priority.

Do these need anti-balling plates?

Do these need anti-balling plates?

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If you are using them in an area that tends to have wet or sticky snow you might want some form of anti balling plate on them.

4 5

Niche crampon

I am a mountain guide, so I own alot of crampons, and each one has a use...these are the ones I bring along for neve (hard/firm snow) or when I don't think I will really need some. Great for this as they are so light and with the steel tips, you can actually get them to bite in when you really need to climb. If you are doing some all day walking in firm to icey conditions, go with a real crampon!

Nanotechs on the Summit Ridge of Finsteraarhorn

Nanotechs on the Summit Ridge of Finsteraarhorn

Dan tackles a bit of scrambling on the mixed summit ridge of Finsteraarhorn in the Berner Alps. These crampons are super light and fit really snug on ski boots, but have the added bonus of stronger steel points for those (all too often) times when getting after some rocks is part of the ascent. My regular XLC crampons are just a bit too soft for extended mixed climbing like this...

Would these work for mountains like Denile,...

Would these work for mountains like Denile, Rainier and timponogus???

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I've seen a lot of aluminum crampons on Rainier among the guides. The "rule" seems to be, if you have solid footwork and aren't going to do a lot of scrambling around with your feet, and aren't going to spend a lot of time in scree, aluminum "should" be fine. YMMV

Vasque Radiator has an odd sized front toe...

Vasque Radiator has an odd sized front toe welt. My BD and Petzl crampons don't fit, as they're too narrow. My CAMP Vector also do not fit. [another site] says if you have tele boots use the automatic in this crampon, so it implies that the bail is wider. Is that true? Will it fit the Radiator?

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I am unfamiliar with Vasque Radiator, but CAMP's crampon design tends to be wider than, say, Grivel or Petzl. Another crampon that is lightweight and wide is the Tour 350. It is, however, an aluminum crampon that is designed for snow/neve, and is likely to take less abuse than the xlc nanotech

3 5

Light and Fast

Definetly light, but not the most well thought out or highest quality. Everyone else uses an allen head bolt or hex head, this uses a flat blade head bolt threaded directly to the crampon, obviously for the weight. Its almost impossible not to start stripping the flat head though while installing, be carful! Anti-bot plates are very difficult to install, don't do it on the field! They are also heavier than they should be for super light crampons. The price is way to high (although they are cheaper at BC) for the quality of the crampon.


What type should you order for hiking...

What type should you order for hiking boots?

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The ones pictured. The Automatic, will work just fine.

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Wait, are the names of the pictures wrong? I thought "automatic" usually referred to step-in (i.e., with toe bail wire). The specs have it the way I would expect.

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Maureen, for hiking boots you'll need the semi-automatic - there is a plastic strap in the front that will accept the front of the boot. Make sure your boots have a heel counter - a small, flat edge at the heel to accommodate the locking system at the back of the crampon. Otherwise, the crampons will not stay on well enough for snow/neve travel on horizontal surface, let alone on steep terrain

Can the "universal binding" version be...

Can the "universal binding" version be used with trail runners and lightweight hiking boots?

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Yes, the "universal" version will work with lightweight hikers or trail shoes.

Do you have the AUTOMATIC ?

Do you have the AUTOMATIC ?

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Yes, the "select option" drop down displays all versions available.