Trango Hyper Harpoon
Source: Ebay's the way
Bought these in 2008 for under $100. Been using them to climb ice in the Catskills ever since. For a new-intermediate climber on a budget I don't think they can be beat!
- Need bot plates
They are a bit heavy, AND in sticky snow they can cookie cutter and load snow until you're wearing platform shoes. I have not had one fail/ defect with them.
I used Trango Harpoon (mono) for years and had only one significant complaint--the toe bail broke twice. I eventually switched to the Trango Hyper and love them. Strong toe bails, great ergonomic design and easy to change mono point. I use these for ice and mixed and find good performance for both. I rate these as very reliable and fun to use.
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Free Shipping. Trango Hyper Harpoon Crampon (Fall 2006) The Hyper Harpoon by Trango is a serious upgrade to our extremely popular Harpoon. We've curved the frame members to match the left/right profiles of your feet, closely aligning the points to the edge of your boots for precise control. The radiused front point platform hugs ice bubbles and ridges and the low relief middle section won't leave you feeling tippy when you're standing mid-foot on small mushrooms. With the dual-points installed the Hyper is ideal for climbing rotten and hollow ice or moving over varied terrain when you never know what to expect. The forged points have a in.Tin. profile so they resist shearing through soft ice and they're completely flex-free. The asymmetric mono-point setup (included) is what you want, though, for dry-tooling or when the ice is steep and bomber. We've offset the mono-point so it sits under your big toe for power and control. When your feet are splayed out slightly the inside secondary points engage, giving you the all stability of a dual-point setup but when you kick straight in the monos come to life giving you the mobility and precision you need for super-technical climbing.Hyper Harpoons come complete. They are pre-rigged with the dual-points, but included are the mono points with spacers, a heel spur and a very tricked out crampon bag. Urethane ankle straps included. Convert to the Hyper Harpoon - Guide to the with the Guide Heel Conversion Kit. Specifications Weight 1074 gm (2 lb. 6 oz.) Size Range 5-13 US