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Too bad I have to work - I'd be out playing all day in AF and Rock Canyon. I'd be flying to South America to climb big peaks. Oh, well...

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rick1303223 wrote an answer about on February 19, 2010

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

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rick1303223 wrote an answer about on February 19, 2010

IMHO - you get the crampon that fits your boot. I've seen both types falling off while climbing. If there is space between the vertical "bars" and your boot no amount of cranking on the strap will keep the crampon on if you do anything that torques it. If you're just walking around on ice, this might be overkill.

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rick1303223 wrote a question about on February 12, 2010

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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rick1303223 wrote a review of on December 10, 2008

5 5

Got this instead of TNF bag. Took it to Ecuador on mountaineering trip. Survived flight. Survived lashing on horses. Survived sitting in misty rain w/o leaking. Survived sharp stuff (axe, poles, crampons, etc) inside.

Love the 3-sided opening and the "laundry" bags inside both ends. Strap comfortable. Inside zipper bag great for small stuff you want to find fast.

Tough, durable, water resistant. Highly Recommend. Nothing bad about it. Sent it to China with my wife. Think she's acquiring it from me...

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