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    Alpinist Universal Crampon

    Trick question: you take a crampon, replace the heel bail, adjust the toe bail, and maybe even switch out the entire front piece. Is it still the same crampon? In Camp USA's case it is. The Alpinist Universal Crampon is completely customizeable to fit any boot for any alpine climb. This Universal model is compatible to fit boots without automatic or semi-automatic attachments, and the bottom crampon's twelve, chromoly steel spikes were designed for firm snow and soft ice on low-angle alpine climbs ranging from glacial traverses to steep couloirs. If you come across vertical-to-overhung climbs, you can switch out the front part with the Alpinist Pro Front Part for an aggressive performance. You can also switch out the heel and toe bails to fit boots with automatic and semi-automatic attachments. Three front bail positions, two heel bail positions, three heel bail height settings, and an easy micro-adjustable linking bar give this crampon the precise fit necessary to feel secure wherever you climb.
    • Cassin's technically advanced crampon designed for alpine climbs
    • Dual front points with ten additional spikes underfoot
    • Dynamic anti-balling plates keep snow out
    • Multiple bail positions ensure a secure fit
    • Delivered standard with universal boot compatibility
    • Item #CSN001J

    chromoly steel
    Front Points
    Number of Points
    Anti-balling plates
    Claimed Weight
    2lb 1.5oz
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    limited 3 years

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    What do you think about this product?


    >Rating: 4

    Great for Summer Alpine

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

    I used these on a Trip up to Lone Peak right outside of Salt Lake City. It is summer and very hot but still a lot of snow up high so having a solid pair of crampons that fit onto any hiking boot (a stiffer boot is best). I wore them with some Salomons Utra 3's so they were not the best fit, a boot with a stiffer sole would have prevented some moving around in the crampon but still way more effective than micro spike would have been. It is a great option if you are doing any Alpine in the summer and fear you might run into some soft snow and ice for small portions of the approach.

    >Rating: 5

    Great for Snowboard Boots

    I used these with K2 Aspect snowboard boots. It can be a real challenge finding a good crampon for snowboard boots. These fit nice and snug and felt so much more secure than crampons I have used in the past. The tightening system was quick and easy to lock down and felt very stable on steeper rock hard slopes.