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onrockandice


Nov 27, 2009, 11:20 PM
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Hybrid Crampons for Mixed/Steep
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So I searched for hybrid crampons and couldn't really get the meat I was after. I have never used hybrid crampons it's either a step-in or it isn't. However a friend of mine can get some $300 Sportiva boots that take a hybrid crampon and the BD hybrid crampons all for $250 total. We climb vertical and mixed. I told him no way but when I think of it it's been a while. I was asking about a new boot here not too long back and got just what I wanted.

Are hybrids any good for mixed and steep ice? I told him no but who knows. Maybe they have actually fixed the problems between the boot and the crampons. Do they actually stay on now for hybrid on steep ice? Is mixed possible? I've never tried it.


rschap


Nov 28, 2009, 9:04 AM
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I'm thinking it's kinda like going to Harbor Freight for a cordless drill, its works ok but for how long before it brakes. IMO you need a solid cramp-on for steep and mixed however when we got cramp-ons for my wife we did a hybrid system so she would have something for glacier travel as well, she climbs WI 4 in Ouray but nothing too hard core. The other problem I can see is nonreplicable front points on mixed won’t last long. I’d say use them while you’ve got them but save up for a good set up, you’ll probably get 2-4 seasons out of them depending on how hard core you get.


Edit to add: It will also be harder.


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Alpinisto


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If Steve Fucking House puts up a new route on Nanga Parbat wearing hybrids, I'd say they're probably OK for you and your friend.

Go here and FF to 2:40.


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Alpinisto wrote:
If Steve Fucking House puts up a new route on Nanga Parbat wearing hybrids, I'd say they're probably OK for you and your friend.

Go here and FF to 2:40.

Markup fail for the FAIL


Alpinisto


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altelis wrote:
Alpinisto wrote:
If Steve Fucking House puts up a new route on Nanga Parbat wearing hybrids, I'd say they're probably OK for you and your friend.

Go here and FF to 2:40.

Markup fail for the FAIL

Markup fixed (in my original post) FTW. Wink


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Thanks for the link! Great vid.


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