Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 6:48 pm Posts: 552 Location: Kodiak, AK
I carry mine in a small draw-string stuff sack at the very bottom of the main compartment of my pack (which has nice zip back panel access). After all the avy gear and skins there is not room for them in my outer pocket. Nest the points of the crampons against each other so that they don't poke your gear. A good fitting stuff sack keeps them together.
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Joined: Sat Aug 13, 2011 4:27 pm Posts: 505 Location: Rainier Beach
On tours where you are putting them on and taking them off frequently, you an also thread a thin pack strap through the holes in the Chomps, so it's easy to access them on the go without digging through your pack every time you need them for a steep section of skin track. Make sure the points are pointing away from you and not digging into your ribs...
Joined: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:55 pm Posts: 44 Location: Squaw Valley
I used to throw them in a small stuff sack like philip.ak said. I have found that I prefer to hang them on the back of my pack using a small "not for climbing" carabiner (the kind that comes on key chains). I then strap them together with one of those orange stretchy ski straps. I also try to cinch them under another strap so they aren't to floppy. I can get them off of my pack without taking it off, making transitions quick and easy.
Joined: Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:24 pm Posts: 189 Location: Salzburg / Austria
I have found that I prefer to hang them on the back of my pack using a small "not for climbing" carabiner
I do it the same way -- one carabiner for each crampon, attached to the backpack. This way I can easily access them when I need them, they don't consume space inside the backpack, and they can dry after usage.
Joined: Thu Sep 15, 2011 3:59 am Posts: 44 Location: Eastern Alps / Austria
they would take up too much space in my pack. i found a small toiletries bag that my mr. chomps fit into perfectly. that way, no snow can get caught between them. i also use one of those small carabiners to attach the bag to my backpack, and then i fix the bag so it doesn't swing around, as i somehow have the habit of smacking loose hanging equipment (crampons, helmets...) against my head when moving... well, i'm talented like that
Joined: Mon Dec 19, 2011 1:02 pm Posts: 4 Location: Nanaimo, BC
quick question regarding the Mr. Chomps and the plactic screw on specer at the interface. I`m guessing you remove it for the LT touring plate / burner binding set up and just hook it under with the binding attached? The instructions that came with them don't show that step, however it doesnt seem to fit on with the plastic piece.