/ AAntibotts on crampons
Stops snow balling up on them. If the snow balls up to the point where your points are off the ground you will take a slidey slidey downey downey. Even with them I have sometimes in wet snow been battering the bottom of the crampons with my axe to break it off..
Sorry, meant to add I mean just the rubber section that comes for the bars?
No the domed plates on the crampons as well.
I know what anti balling plates do!
They are there to stop you collapsing your crampons neatly.
A classic Grivel solution to a problem that doesnt exist.
Yeah they are the ones.....I agree, can't see the point to them!
> I know what anti balling plates do!
Try making sense next time then.
Apologies, tiredness has kicked in!
According to Grivel they just help prevent snow build up more. My G10s from my winter walking days never had them though.
I've had g10's and g12's in the past and never owned any.
Surely they can't do that much.....apart from make them difficult to pack down!
Probably the rubber just stops the extra build up on the connecting plate. I never really noticed when I wore my G10s but then again I was always on easier terrain and I probably wouldnt have had them on with wet snow conditions like I do when on graded terrain.
I have Monterosas which are essentially G10s in black. They don't have the rubber thingy on the connecting bar and never collect snow there. Perhaps it is that bit that costs the extra £20 you pay for G10s...
Elsewhere on the site
Tonight's Friday Night Video features the Norwegian town of Rjukan, once believed to be the home of the world's tallest... Read more
The release of Peter Jackson's new film The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies on 12th December may not appear to link to... Read more
Perhaps the perfect Xmas gift for the climber in your life... Wild Country's Crack School has two of the worlds best crack... Read more
F ounded in 1993, Mountain Hardwear are a pretty young mountaineering clothing and equipment manufacturer but are also one of... Read more
Rock shoes stink – let’s face it. Boot Bananas are the perfect way to fight the funk and keep them fresh. They help... Read more