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The lightest 12 point crampons in the world! Absolutely perfect for competitive ski mountaineering and glacier travel. Not suitable for ice climbing or intensive mixed terrain. 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 three binding styles. For telemark or T boots, use the C.A.M.P. XLC 390 with automatic binding.
The new Camp XLC 490 is lightest 12-point strap-on crampons in the world! Perfect for glacier travel and general mountaineering.. . . 3D shaped frame maximizes strength and performance. World's lightest 12-point strap-on crampons. Universal bindings fit most mountaineering and hiking boots. For general mountaineering, high-altitude climbing. Wear indicators on the side points show when it is time for replacement. Thermoplastic heel and toe harnesses wrap around nearly any hiking and classic mountaineering boot and are secured by strong nylon straps. While sturdy, aluminum crampons are not suitable for ice climbing or intensive mixed terrain. For telemark or A/T boots, use the XLC 390 with automatic bindings. Material: 7075 aluminum alloy. Universal binding. Size: 36-48 cm, 14-19 in..
The CAMP XLC 490 crampon is a superlight aluminum alloy crampon equipped with CAMP's Quick Adjustment System and front and rear high-resistance thermoplastic binding system. In other words, the XLC 490 is super easy to put on, and it stays on.
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The CAMP XLC 490 Universal Crampons are built to universally fit any boot and many shoes along with weighing almost nothing. Perfect for approaches to long alpine rock routes where you don't want to have to climb with heavy crampons in your pack. The CAMP XLC 490s are also fantastic for mellow glacier climbs and winter travel. Not suitible for mixed or ice climbing. CAMP XLC 490 Universal Specifications: Weight - 490 g, 17.28 ozApplication: Ski Mountaineering, General Mountaineering, HikingMaterial: Aluminum AlloyPoints: 12Binding(s): Automatic, Semi-AutomaticBalling Plates: NoSizing: 36-48 cm, 14-19 in