Skimo Co

Kreuzspitze Boot Crampons

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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.
  • Patented.
Size BSL Range
Small 240-295mm
Large 285-330mm
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Weight (pair) 360g
Points 10
Specs Verified Yes
Materials   Ergal aluminum
Skimo Co Says
Usage Ski mountaineering, racing
Notes Ultralight Dyneema safety harness
Bottom Line True tech crampons
Compare to other Crampons

Questions & Reviews

Question from Anton S
Hi, I am looking for lighter, more compact and better fitting crampons for the Dynafit TLT7 boot. I currently use CAMP Universal Crampons and they do not fit all that well and are bulkier than I would like. I am looking at either these, or Dynafit's new Cramp-Ins. What do you recommend? I am not sure I want to mess with additional hardware installation and cutting the boot for Cramp-Ins.

If I pick up the KREUZSPITZE, does large work well with size 27 boot (293mm BSL)?
Answer from Tim
Hi Anton,
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.

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Conor P (used product a few times)
Although I have only had these along for a few tours, I have gotten several chances to put them to use booting slushy, firm, and punchy late spring/early summer couloirs. Accustomed to reading a plethora of reviews for every product, I felt like I went out on a limb giving these a shot, but boy oh boy am I happy with them.

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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Question from Brian h
Are these any better than CAMP's attempt at this concept years ago? They used a bail in the front and I could never get them tight enough in back to hold them securely. This cable system may allow for a more precise fit, something missing on the CAMPs. Love the idea but it was a fail. Just came across them on my gear shelf. Funny I should be reading about these a day later.
Answer from jbo
Hi Brian, since you can pry the toe wings open it should be easier to put on. The trick with the CAMP version is to insert the heel pins first and then pry the front bail on with your Whippet.
Answer from Brian h
My Whippet........that's funny. But I get what you're saying. Never tried that.
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