Eric

Eric
Gender:Male
Height:6' 0"
Weight:155 lbs
Shoe Size:US 11.50
Skier Type:Type III+ - Expert
Ski Frequency:100+ days / year

Recent Posts

10/14/2017
 
Hey Guys - how does the heel throw lever/bulge interact with the rear clip on a full step-in Petzl crampon? Thanks!
I decided not to bring two light harnesses to Cham for the season so left behind my CAMP alp95 and just brought the Altitude. It's awesome for glacier travel and even really easy climbing though I wouldn't want to hang in it for too long. Even short raps are a bit uncomfortable. Doing a ten minute zipline style river crossing in it was unpleasant. For racing it's nice, not much heavier than the ALP95 but because it was sized better for me, a little more comfortable to ski in. If the leg loops get folded ove...
The only pair of crampons one can really compare these to are the CAMP Race 290 Dyneema. Compared to those, adjusting these is freaking simple. The key is to adjust them super tight, then squeeze the dyneema cables together to work out the play. I swap them back and forth between different boots and it just takes a couple of minutes to dial it in. Compared to the hassle that was adjusting the CAMPs these are a dream. They also sit much more securely on your foot than the CAMP. The toe *barely moves at all b...
Petzl continues to knock it out of the park with their light/fast gear compared to other manufacturers. Steel front points and aluminum heels is awesome for the majority of the ski mountaineering and alpine climbing I do so these have kind of taken over as my more versatile crampons. They seem to climb great on easy ice and mixed stuff that you would use something like the BD Sabretooth or the full Irvis. Quite easy to adjust. Super packable. Light. Petzl also ships them with both strap systems which is rad...
6/9/2017
 
Simple and light. I got rid of my Camp Nano as soon as I had one day with this. It's a touch heavier but the resin plug keeps it from filling with snow so it's lighter in that regard. The curve is nice and the resin head makes it nicer to carry with thin gloves. My only complaint is that it doesn't have a pinkie rest like the Sum-tec but I stole one off my Quarks and it's good to go. Held up to a winter in Chamonix and spring on the Coast just fine so seems bomber in that regard. Possibly slightly too short...



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