Kreuzspitze solved boot-crampon compatibility problems in the first try. Made to fit in your ski boot’s tech inserts, these aluminum crampons are perfect for glacier travel and ski mountaineering. The Italians used a cable system for boot sole length adjustment, which enables a perfect fit down to the millimeter. Because of the cable, you can fold them in half to make them very packable. The crampons are works of art, just like the Kreuzspitze bindings.
- 10 points with Ergal aluminum construction.
- Inox cable connection is strong and flexible.
- Dyneema strap system for easy on/off.
- Uses tech fitting for ultimate boot compatibility.
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Ski mountaineering, racing|
|Notes||Ultralight Dyneema safety harness|
|Bottom Line||True tech crampons|
Questions & Reviews
If I pick up the KREUZSPITZE, does large work well with size 27 boot (293mm BSL)?
It looks like you are on the right track looking at this or the cramp-in for a more compact solution on your Dynafit TLT7's. This Kreuzspitze crampon is a rad little package, and once you get them set up they are rock solid, and definitely compact. (and yes, the large should work great for you)
As for the Dynafit Cramp-In, they are also a great choice, packing down into a super compact package and being a bit lighter. Once the hardware is installed, they are fast and easy to use.
I would suggest the cramp-in for speed (racing) and the Kreuzspitze for a more solid feel.
I adjusted them right out of the package to fit my Scarpa F1s, and have not needed to touch them after putting roughly 10-12k of vert (ft) on them. My girlfriend has the Petzl Leopards, and occasionally has to re-tighten/re-adjust, something I have not had to do with these (yet?).
The attachment process and mechanism is really smooth and quick once you get the hang of it. I don't race, so I can't comment on how well they would perform in that setting, but from my general ski mountaineering perspective they are fast to go on/off, and are incredibly rock solid in their connection to the boot. No wiggle whatsoever.
Of course, the lack of weight while climbing is enjoyable, and these collapse small enough that they now sit in the bottom of my pack at all times. Barring some kind of flagrant durability issue (which I don't foresee), I cannot recommend these enough.
One last note...after the initial adjustment I had a lot of trouble trying to pop them on standing in my kitchen not actually wearing the boot. I was a little worried, but once out on the snow, the leverage angle is much better, and they snap into place easily.
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