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C1 Crampons for Large Boots?

C1 Crampons for Large Boots?


Postby Jebus1 » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:28 pm

Hi all,

Firstly - what fantastic resources this website and forum are. I've spent many hours reading walk reports and kit reviews while looking forward to my next walk, so thank you all for sharing.

Secondly - apologies if this topic has been covered before - I haven't been able to find what I'm looking for using the search function.

And lastly - my question. I'm looking to get some crampons but I'm struggling to find any that are compatible with my boots. I have Scarpa SL Actives which require C1 crampons. The problem is they are size UK13/EU48 and I can't seem to find any C1 crampons for this size.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
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Re: C1 Crampons for Large Boots?

Postby Backpacker » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:39 pm

I know you can swap out the bar for a longer one on the Grivel G10's, I'm thinking of doing that as mine only just fit with a standard bar (I had to fit a nut and bolt through the 2nd last hole.)

http://www.needlesports.com/Catalogue/Winter-Climbing-Equipment/Crampons/Crampon-Spares/Grivel/G10Monte-Rosa-Flex-Bar-Long-pair-GRI-G10FBL
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Re: C1 Crampons for Large Boots?

Postby simon-b » Mon Apr 06, 2015 10:35 pm

Backpacker wrote:I know you can swap out the bar for a longer one on the Grivel G10's, I'm thinking of doing that as mine only just fit with a standard bar (I had to fit a nut and bolt through the 2nd last hole.)

http://www.needlesports.com/Catalogue/Winter-Climbing-Equipment/Crampons/Crampon-Spares/Grivel/G10Monte-Rosa-Flex-Bar-Long-pair-GRI-G10FBL


I agree with Backpacker. The Grivel long flex bar lets me fit Monte Rosa crampons to my size 46 Mantas and size 45.5 Mammut B1s. It should work with size 48.
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Re: C1 Crampons for Large Boots?

Postby Jebus1 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:59 pm

Thanks for the advice guys.

Looks like it will be a set of Grivels + longer bars for me.
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Re: C1 Crampons for Large Boots?

Postby simon-b » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:24 pm

Jebus1 wrote:Thanks for the advice guys.

Looks like it will be a set of Grivels + longer bars for me.


Glad we were able to help.

Just one word of caution. Some stockists sell the Grivel extension bar (suitable for C2 crampons) but not the flexible one. Backpacker's link describes the correct bar, but I once came close to being sold the wrong bar by a shop that didn't stock the flexible one. The bars are interchangeable, e.g. for using the flexible bar to make a C2 less rigid, but you wouldn't want to make a C1 more rigid when using a B1- C1 combination.
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Re: C1 Crampons for Large Boots?

Postby Jebus1 » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:46 pm

Thanks Simon.

I had wondered about that as the extension bars I had seen for sale by Cotswold Outdoor and Go Outdoors didn't have any mention of flexibility in their description.
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