Forums Boots Crampons For Malamutes Viewing 13 posts - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)Author Posts May 29, 2014 at 7:07 pm #580015 Baker 8 PostsLooking for crampon suggestions for malamutes sz 44, standard route cascade volcano use. Thanks Jason June 2, 2014 at 5:23 pm #676911 Jason4 443 PostsI think the general consensus is on Grivel G10 wide crampons. A quick search should get you a handful of threads about softboots and crampons. http://www.grivel.com/products/ice/crampons/4-g10_wideI’ve used BD Contact straps with Driver Xs but find snowboard boots and crampons a bit scary for me. Mountaineering boots or ski boots just seem to fit better so you’ll have to adjust your expectations a bit for how the softboots fit. June 3, 2014 at 12:37 am #676912 Splitinbend 243 PostsI wear 29.5/11.5 and use a standard grivel g10 no problem. Best of luck. June 3, 2014 at 1:00 am #676913 Baker 8 PostsThanks for the info. June 4, 2014 at 12:49 pm #676914 Matt Wood 328 PostsI wear the synapse boot and Petzl Vassiks were the best fit I found. :twocents: June 5, 2014 at 12:37 am #676915 davidr 102 Posts @Matt Wood wrote:I wear the synapse boot and Petzl Vassiks were the best fit I found. :twocents:That’s what I have, only used them once, and it wasn’t as secure as I would have liked. But I’m going to chalk that up to being the first time using crampons and not sinching them up tight enough. The friend that recommended them to me seems to have gotten the hang of it though and has used them on many trips. He has Malamutes size 10.MAKE SURE YOU GET THE FLEXLOCK ATTACHMENT TYPE. The first pair I ordered was one of the leverwire or leverlock, which does not work with snowboard boots.Either way, if you haven’t used crampons before I’d go practice somewhere before you have a huge pack on your back. June 5, 2014 at 12:43 pm #676916 Matt Wood 328 Posts^ Yeah they need to be tight, but once they are your solid. I usually do some kicking and stomping after I put them on and then sinch them up again. June 17, 2014 at 5:23 pm #676917 imported_MountainDog 160 PostsI used CAMP XLC 490 aluminum crampons on my sz10 Malamutes. They worked well for a light weight setup. June 24, 2014 at 10:49 pm #676918 NickDrake 46 Posts @MountainDog wrote:I used CAMP XLC 490 aluminum crampons on my sz10 Malamutes. They worked well for a light weight setup.Save a pound! :thumpsup: If you can fit an aluminum camp crampon and don’t will remove them for extended rock sections then do it. I don’t know why on earth you would want to go “mixed trekking” anyway :scratch:I also have 12 point petzls for malamutes and they are a great crampon, but far heavier and overkill for what *most* snowboard mountaineers would want to do. The front points are aggressive and narrow, second points are pretty close, they have been excellent for my normal mountaineering on 60 degree glacier ice. You can use a shorter and wider front point for the softer snow you would want to be riding. Due to the weight I only bring them when I absolutely know they are required, which sometimes means that things get sketchy. September 27, 2014 at 8:30 pm #676919 JMAutio 59 PostsI have BD contact straps and they are quite bad on 2012 size 26 Malamutes. They do however fit well on my older 2006 Malamutes, same size. The difference is actually quite big, I could do easy ice-climbing with the old boots (proper near vertical with tech axes and rope), but on the newer boots they slip off in moderate snow. Maybe the sole is a bit softer on the newer ones or something 😕I know ice-climbing is not suggested to be done with flat front points.. November 14, 2015 at 2:51 pm #785887 SchralphMacchio 474 PostsJMAutio wrote:I have BD contact straps and they are quite bad on 2012 size 26 Malamutes. They do however fit well on my older 2006 Malamutes, same size. The difference is actually quite big, I could do easy ice-climbing with the old boots (proper near vertical with tech axes and rope), but on the newer boots they slip off in moderate snow. Maybe the sole is a bit softer on the newer ones or something <span style=”font-size:75%”>I know ice-climbing is not suggested to be done with flat front points..</span>I’ve got the same issue w/ BD Contact Straps and my 2013 Size 27 Malamutes. I had each boot pop off while toe-ing up a 40 degree steep chute that hadn’t yet transitioned to corn. It was pretty terrifying.Folks who have used the Petzl or Camp crampons, can you confirm that the rear does not pop off when going up a steep chute? I like the fit on Malamutes so much that I’m hesitant to switch to another boot, and would rather switch crampons. November 15, 2015 at 8:17 am #785936 JMAutio 59 PostsScary, eh..? I changed to a HB setup last season, so I´m rocking Camp XLC-390´s nowadays. If I would´ve stayed with the Mutes, I´d have looked at crampons with a higher heel loop.Loving the HB (TLT-6) setup, stiffness is about the same as Mute+Burner. I´d say stiffer on heelside and softer on toeside. Another big bonus was that the XLC+Billy Goat Ascent plates weigh the same as _only_ Verts with pucks. November 15, 2015 at 11:07 am #785942 HansGLudwig 601 Posts @SchralphMacchio The crampon popping off is a function of the flex bar bending at the different rate (stiffer or more flexible) than the sole of the boot. You can replace bars cheaper than replacing whole crampons. BD makes three types of bar. They might be interchangeable with other brands. Take your boot and crampon into a shop with myriad crampons. Start flexing your boot and comparing that to different crampons. 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