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caniwi


Sep 24, 2011, 3:26 AM
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Petzl Vasak Flexlock Crampons
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Has anyone used these crampons and what are your thoughts on them for glacier travel? Also has anyone used these with small boots sizes(i.e. Euro Size 37)?

Any feedback is appreciated.


coastal_climber


Sep 25, 2011, 7:56 AM
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I've got the leverlock version, and they work alright for general mountaineering. they stay fairly sharp in the field...

I'd recommend boots with a rear welt so you have a better fitting crampon.


Guran


Sep 28, 2011, 7:18 AM
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I've used them for glacier travel, snow, easy/moderate mixed climbing and ice up to WI5.

Got them before I had any proper mountain boots, hence the flex lock. Kept them for a couple of years after I got better boots because... well they did the job and I had better things to spend cash on than new crampons.

They are quite good all rounders. If you don't get up with these, don't blame the crampon... The flex lock is not optimal (if you have boots with welts you should get another binding) but it works as long as you pull them tight.

Can't help you on sizing though, my feet are about ten sizes bigger Cool


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Sep 28, 2011, 10:18 AM
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I wear a size 39.5 boot and I find that the Vask is a great crampon for mountaineering and light ice climbing. IMHO I find that anything over WI3/4 is asking a lot for that crampon.
After WI3 I would go with a more aggressive crampon.


kiwiprincess


Sep 28, 2011, 12:36 PM
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You will need to either get a small bar or hack saw off about an inch.( The standard bar will stick out the back slightly and rattle annoyingly)They Definately go small enough. I have the sarkens in Lever lock but had the older Model Of what you are getting.


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