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The Petzl SARKEN is the crampon for anybody headed out into variable, mixed terrain. The 4x4 of crampons. The T shaped front points are designed for excellent penetration in hard ice and stable front pointing on mixed terrain while providing solid purchase in snow and neve.
The new 2008-2009 Petzl Sarken LLF Crampons are built for technical mountaineering and versatility on variable, mixed terrain. The 4x4 of crampons. This 12-point crampon features T-shaped front points are designed for excellent penetration in hard ice and stable front pointing on mixed terrain while providing solid purchase in snow and nerve.
Updated with structural reinforcements and a new heat-treatment process to improve strength and durability, the Petzl Sarken Leverlock crampons are ideal for adventures in mixed terrain. Microadjustable Leverlock heel bail clamps securely to mountaineering boots with a rear welt; plastic toe piece remains flexible even in extreme cold. Serrated T-shaped front points are optimized for penetration in hard ice and stable front pointing on mixed terrain. Second set of points are angled forward to reinforce purchase and give support when front pointing. Forth set of points provide stability while descending slopes facing downhill. Crampons adjust easily without tools, accommodating half sizes for an accurate, snug fit. Linking bars can be set for flexible or semi-rigid modes to adapt the crampons to flexible or rigid boots. Low-profile Antisnow(R) plates help prevent sticky snow from balling up beneath your feet without interfering with the projection of the points.
Petzl designed the Sarken Crampon for those who crave versatility when heading into variable, mixed terrain. This 12-point crampon features T-shaped front points for easy penetration in hard ice, and structural reinforcements on both sides of the frame to create a stable platform. The four rear teeth give you stability while descending down icy slopes, and lateral points give you grip while traversing. The Sarken's linking bar can be set for flexible or semi-rigid to adapt to different environments and boot flexibilities. Boots larger than size 46 require the large linking bar (sold separately).