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The lightest 12-point strap-on crampons in the world, the CAMP XLC 490 Universals are perfect for glacier travel and general mountaineering. Thermoplastic heel and toe harnesses wrap around nearly any hiking and classic mountaineering boots and are secured by strong nylon straps and metal buckles. Innovative 3-D shaped construction (pressed - not just bent) on the front platform distributes pressure applied to one point across the entire platform significantly increasing the strength of the crampon.
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C.A.M.P. Alpine & Ice Climbing Xlc 490 Universal Green 254201. This is essentially the XLC 490 that comes with the older Vibrim antiballing plates included
Glacier travelers take note: C.A.M.P. USA Universal XLC 490 aluminum crampons offer serious performance without the weight. Dynamic anti-balling plates keep unwanted snow from building up underfoot.
The Camp USA XLC 490 crampon is a superlight aluminum alloy crampon suitable for general mountaineering and glacier travel. This crampon is sturdier than standard aluminum crampons due to Camp USA's innovative 3D shaped construction (pressed, not bent) on the front platform. Although rugged, aluminum crampons are only good for soft snow; rock and ice climbs require steel points. It is compatible with most hiking boots and classic mountaineering boots.
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