CAMP Alpinist Universal

Retailers' Descriptions

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C.A.M.P. Alpine & Ice Climbing Alpinist -Pro 2449. Using much of the same technology and innovative design as the Blade Runner crampons the Alpinist ensures a precise fit with modern boots and extra rigidity in the connection between the heel and toe platforms. This is due to the unique heel slide that integrates the micro-adjustable linking bar with the heel piece for better torsional rigidity. Constructed entirely from chromoly steel for the best energy absorption anywhere the crampons might be stressed. The elimination of connection joints leaves little room for play and reduces much of the flex that can make crampons seem less secure on technical terrain. The sophisticated geometry of the integrated ice points interacts with the secondary points for superior hold in steep hard snow and vertical ice. The Alpinist PRO is delivered standard with both automatic and semi-auto toe bails for optimal compatibility with boots and conditions. The micro-adjustable linking bar allows fine-tuning of the length. The front bail can be set in three positions for optimally positioning the front points and the heel bail can be set in two positions for different size heel lasts. The heel bail also has three height settings for the most secure attachment with the boot. Dynamic anti-balling plates use a unique design and elastic material to prevent snow build-up underfoot.

- CampSaver.com

Trick question: you take a crampon, replace the heel bail, adjust the toe bail, and maybe even switch out the entire front piece. Is it still the same crampon' In Camp USA's case it is. The Alpinist Universal Crampon is completely customizeable to fit any boot for any alpine climb. This Universal model is compatible to fit boots without automatic or semi-automatic attachments, and the bottom crampon's twelve, chromoly steel spikes were designed for firm snow and soft ice on low-angle alpine climbs ranging from glacial traverses to steep couloirs. If you come across vertical-to-overhung climbs, you can switch out the front part with the Alpinist Pro Front Part for an aggressive performance. You can also switch out the heel and toe bails to fit boots with automatic and semi-automatic attachments. Three front bail positions, two heel bail positions, three heel bail height settings, and an easy micro-adjustable linking bar give this crampon the precise fit necessary to feel secure wherever you climb.

- Backcountry.com

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