Review by: jimdavis, 2005-12-11
Good crampons for technical climbing. I bought these because I wanted a heel spur for climbing pillars, and because it has a lot of rear-ward pointing points for pulling on stuff. Also, it's the only crampon in the catagory that fits my size 14 boots. The sidelock system works very well, much more secure for heel hooking that lever type heel bails. They're nice and light weight, come plenty sharp, and give you some options for offsetting the bails (to point the frontpoint inwards, neutral, or outwards). They climbed rock really well, still waiting to test them fully on ice. If you don't want to climb vertical pillars and mixed stuff, the heel spur will probably just be a pain in the ass (hopefully not literally). But bottom line, they're a teriffic crampon for purely technical ice and mixed climbing. And all the Charlet front and back pieces can be interchanged. You can put dual front points on, heel spur or not...etc...you just have to buy the other parts.