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All that weight for one short traverse...
- All-aluminum crampon optimized for snow travel
- Ten points assure proper traction on icy terrain
- Cord-Tec flexible linking system reduces volume
- Tool-free length adjustment assures secure fit
- Flexlock accommodates hiking shoes without welts
- Item #PTZ005Q
- Q & A
PETZL - Leopard
Innovative, light, and compact crampon
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Many's the time I wish I had a crampon like this and didn't because they were just too darn heavy or I didn't have the room to carry them. Petzl really has come up with an innovative and very light weight crampon perfect for my needs that solves both those problems.
I was first introduced to these on an early spring traverse of the Enchantment Lakes and I felt a lot more comfortable in them than did my buddies in their micro spikes.
They are super easy to adjust and once you get used to the flexibility very easy to don. I can put them on using the second method shown in the instruction manual where the adjustment strap runs under the dyneema cord in about 30 seconds per boot.
I use these primarily with La Sportiva Trango Cube boots; that combination is awesome and very confidence inspiring. I have also worn them with Salewa Snow Trainers, Salewa Mountain Trainers, and Zamberlan Vioz and they work very well with all of those boots too. I tried them (in the house) with low top approach shoes and I do not recommend them for use with low top shoes. I don't wear them on dirt or rock and thus the points show no wear. They dyneema cord shows no wear at all - it isn't even fuzzy at wear points.
These are not recommended for glacier travel but I climbed Kokanee and Colchuck glaciers using them and felt quite comfortable.
Snow approaches made simple
I originally put these in my pack when heading out on a route in the Tetons and I haven't taken them out yet. I haven't had to use them, but for as light as these are I might as well keep them in my pack. The amount of stress they relieve is well worth the minimal weight!
These crampons are great for those trips best suited for running/approach/hiking shoes, but may have large snow fields you need to contend with.
Light enough that if you never need them you won't be kicking yourself for lugging them around and simple enough when its time to don the cram-pon.
Initial fitting can take a minute or two to become familiar with, so hit me up directly and I'll walk you through the process.
What is the length of the spikes on these? @JimmyElam
Does this product come with a bag to store the crampon in?
Is there any way to tell if these crampons will work with the Lowa Cevedale boots? The boots do have a heel welt that works with hybrid crampons, but I love the weight savings. My use is summer cascades volcano climbing. Nothing technical, pretty much snow and icy snow. Thank you.