CAMP Ice Rider
Price Paid: $99 plus 30 for extra linking bars
this is a review of the camp ice rider auto crampons - i wear them with scarpa inverno boots. these must be worn with a rigid mountaineering boot; they won't work with most boots, even heavy all-leather boots; camp makes different bindings for other boot styles.
these are a good, fairly standard crampon for mountaineering. they are semi-rigid 12 point steel alloy. that means 2 front points, 6 under your forefoot, and four under your heel. they are durable, as most good brands of steel crampons are - i haven't experienced any bending or breaking.
the size is easy to adjust, by lifting a springy aluminum piece at the heel and engaging holes in the steel linking bar that connects the front and the back - no screwdriver or wrench necessary, which is nice. the heel and toe bails can be adjusted a little forward and backward, and the rear piece that engages the heel of your boot can be adjusted to help customize the fit. the binding is pretty standard stuff.
these come with anti-balling plates attached, and with a nice storage bag. camp sells longer linking bars if you have larger feet (10 1/2 or higher might need these).
the anti-balling plates are a moderately flexible hard foam - they are permanently attached, requiring you to bend a few metal pieces to remove them. that is not ideal, but the only time i removed them was to put in the longer linking bars.
these aren't particularly lightweight, and they are best suited to mountaineering and mixed terrain, but not for ice climbing.
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The CAMP Ice Rider is a semi-rigid, 12 point crampon for classic mountaineering and moderate alpine routes. The Ice Rider with its semi-rigid sole and semi-automatic binding pair well with spring/summer mountaineering boots and full-shank backpacking boots with a heel welt. 12 points allow for front pointing on steep faces Stamped construction distributes pressure across the entire front platform for increased strength and durability Semi-rigid is ideal for mountaineering boots with heel welt High-resistance thermoplastic toe binding is durable and weather resistant NiCroMo steel is more durable than aluminum Anti-balling plates prevent snow from building up between boot sole and crampon Includes tough zippered nylon carry bag to protects your gear from crampon points
Made strong by tough materials and a weight-distributing design, Metolius's Ice Rider Automatic is a semi-rigid, 12-point crampon for less challenging alpine routes and classic mountaineering. The front platform retains its strength with stamped construction that evenly distributes pressure across the entire platform.
- Mountain Gear
On Sale. Free Shipping. Camp USA Ice Rider Crampon (Fall 2009) The Ice Rider Crampon by Camp USA is a semi-rigid 12 point crampons for classic mountaineering and moderate alpine routes. Innovative stamped construction on the front platform distributes pressure applied to one point across the entire platform significantly increasing the strength and durability of the crampon. Available in four binding styles. For telemark boots, use the automatic binding. Anti-balling plates and carrying bag are included. SPECIFICATIONS of the Ice Rider Crampon by Camp USA Universal - 899 g / 31.71 oz Semi-Automatic - 946 g / 33.37 oz Automatic - 928 g / 32.73 oz Universal Straps - 877 g / 30.94 oz Application: Alpinism Material: NiCrMo Steel Alloy Points: 12 Binding(s): Automatic, Semi-Automatic, Universal, Universal Straps Balling Plates: Yes Sizing: 36-48 cm / 14-19 in Binding: Universal Straps ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.
CLOSEOUTS . Easy on Ice Rider crampons from Camp sink fangs into ice and snow to push you to the top. Semi-rigid 12 spike design is durable and compact Highly resistant thermoplastic binding system Weight: 2 lb. pr. Material: Steel CLOSEOUTS . Italy. Climbing and other related activities are inherently dangerous; anyone purchasing or using equipment for this purpose is personally responsible for getting proper instruction on its correct and safe use.
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