/ AAntibotts on crampons

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AdCo82 on 07 Oct 2012
What do they do? Grivel say they must be worn with all their crampons. Mine weren't even supplied with any a few years back.

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Milesy - on 07 Oct 2012
In reply to An Triubhas:

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..
AdCo82 on 07 Oct 2012
In reply to Milesy:

Sorry, meant to add I mean just the rubber section that comes for the bars?
Milesy - on 07 Oct 2012
In reply to An Triubhas:

No the domed plates on the crampons as well.
AdCo82 on 07 Oct 2012
In reply to Milesy: I mean do the rubber covers for the bars serve a purpose?

I know what anti balling plates do!
thegoatstroker - on 07 Oct 2012
In reply to An Triubhas: The Accordian type things?

They are there to stop you collapsing your crampons neatly.

A classic Grivel solution to a problem that doesnt exist.
AdCo82 on 07 Oct 2012
In reply to thegoatstroker:

Yeah they are the ones.....I agree, can't see the point to them!
Milesy - on 07 Oct 2012
In reply to An Triubhas:
> (In reply to Milesy) I mean do the rubber covers for the bars serve a purpose?
>
> I know what anti balling plates do!

Try making sense next time then.
AdCo82 on 08 Oct 2012
In reply to Milesy:

Apologies, tiredness has kicked in!
Milesy - on 08 Oct 2012
In reply to An Triubhas:

According to Grivel they just help prevent snow build up more. My G10s from my winter walking days never had them though.
AdCo82 on 08 Oct 2012
In reply to Milesy:

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!
Milesy - on 08 Oct 2012
In reply to An Triubhas:

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.
brokenbanjo - on 08 Oct 2012
In reply to An Triubhas:

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...

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