How to choose crampons
Crampons are an essential tool for your skiing equipment and accessories. They allow you to travel on the snow and icy slopes with more stability and comfort. Thanks to modern manufacturing techniques and design construction, Grivel Ski Tour Crampons have become better fitting and lightweight.
Types of crampons
Depending on the activity you want to try the crampons you will need can be different. They are becoming more specialized and advanced by activity. Lightweight traction crampons are suitable for winter walking. For skiing on snow, glacier travel, and mountaineering, traditional crampons are ideal. For mixed routes and frozen waterfalls, more technical crampons are designed by leading brands such as Dynafit, Black Diamond, Salewa, Trespass, and Grivel.
Weight of crampons
Although aluminum crampons are lighter in weight they lack durability and strength. However, they are not appropriate if you are skiing or hiking on mountains or rock hard snow terrains.
Construction of crampons
The most commonly used construction of crampons is considered semi rigid. Trespass Ice Grip Crampons are versatile and suitable for different conditions such as winter walks and ice climbing.
Crampon Frame Materials
• Steel Yaktrax Crampons are best for general mountaineering. Their durability makes them ideal for technical, steep, and icy terrain.
• Stainless steel crampons are the best choice as they are strong and durable.
• Aluminium Black Diamond Crampons can be ideal for approaches and ski mountaineering. Their lower weight makes them better on alpine climbs, but they will wear out significantly faster than steel if used on rocky terrain.