No more sliding! Neither when skinning on icy sidehills nor when inserting crampons. Plum crampons feature a specially designed attachment mechanism that allows you to plop them in place, instead of sliding them on from the side. Hold the crampon vertically to attach/detach it from Plum bindings, and then let it fall into place. The rigid alloy frame with sharp teeth will take over from there, letting you scale otherwise too-slippery slopes. The attachment system keeps the crampon centered on your ski at all times. Mesh carrying case included.
* Please note these crampons are only compatible with newer Plum Guide & Yak bindings, plus all Pika, WEPA, Oazo, Summit, and Race 150/170 bindings. For older Guide bindings, check that your receptor looks like the one highlighted by the red arrow in the photo above.
Update 2018/19: Now available in 130mm and 145mm widths for splitboarders using the Pekye or other Plum toes. Note these crampons also work with the Salomon MTN and Atomic Backland bindings.
Hello! If I am using this with two different pairs of skis (both mounted with Salomon MTN bindings) - one with waist width of 106 and one at 118, will the 120 work for both, or will there be a fitment issue with either/both? Thanks in advance, and I hope you all are staying healthy and safe!
Hey Jonathan! You will likely find that the 120mm ski crampon wouldn't be a perfect fit with the 106mm skis, especially when skinning on side-hills. Although the Plum crampon adapter means that the crampon won't slide side-to-side under pressure, the leverage on the crampon adapter will be less than ideal and won't feel super secure. I would recommend getting a set of 110mm Plum crampons and making your 106s your dedicated hard-snow/mountaineering skis, while reserving those 118s (are you on QSTs?) for getting totally deep.
Thanks, TSB! That's great advice - I'll pull the trigger on the 110. The 118s I'm on are the 2019 Moment Wildcat 190s, which are amazing on deep days.
I’m looking at purchasing these for use with my Salomon MTN bindings on 171 cm Voile Ultra Vectors. I’ve never used ski crampons so have been reading about them and read there are problems with less grip when skinning on your heel risers. Some advocate attaching home made blocks and some come with blocks or even risers on the crampons. Any advice or thoughts on this? Plum seems to be the crampon of choice for my binding but maybe does not address the riser issue? If it matters, I’m on a Scarpa Spirit 3 boot (hoping to upgrade soon!)
Mike, The Plum Crampons are a nice choice for your binding. We sell just about every brand of ski crampon and none come with any type of riser blocks. And surprisingly there isn't anyone making one specifically for crampons. The higher the riser you use, the less the boot will be able to push crampon teeth below the ski. Being these help more when side-hilling, using a flat or low riser should be OK. You see the two holes, through those you can screw just about anything that will act a spacer.
Hey Pete, that should work just fine. The one situation where you might see a performance disadvantage would be on steep and/or firm sidehills where the crampon wings are spread further from the ski edges, giving you less traction directly under the foot. 7mm on each side of the ski isn't egregious, though.
Hi, I have what I think is an older Plum Yak binding. It says "mountain spirit" on the binding as well which someone else asked about compatibility with earlier. I didn't see the note and bought these crampons and they're not fitting. What options would you recommend? Do you sell a ski crampon that fits the "older models"? What would it be called? I think I could file away at either the crampon or the binding to make it fit, but am hoping for a different option.
Any real issues with going slightly wider than the minimum possible? My daughters currently on 90 mm waisted skis but I would like to future proof a bit if I can and get 100 mm crampons. She's a lot lighter and going to be a lighter than the average backcountry skier for sometime. Deep thoughts?