/ Which Crampons for La Sportiva Trango Extreme ?

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Alan Bates on 09 Oct 2012
I've been wearing my La Sportiva Trango Extremes for a couple of years and to date have used some Austri Alpin crampons that I've had for years, they had both toe bail and heel bail (very much like the current Black Diamond - Cyborg Pro crampon).
They're now goosed and I'm not sure what to replace them with. I climb mainly in the UK in winter, nothing harder than grade IV, but would also want to use them for alpine routes up to D
Be glad to hear of any recommendations or failures in terms of crampons used with this model of boot.
Cheers
wilkie14c - on 09 Oct 2012
In reply to Alan Bates:
I've the same boots. G14s fit well, you don't need the long bars for them <mine are size 10> and can swap to mono points on G14s should you wish. I've just changed my cramps from the G14 to the G20s. These fit well too. Nice boots, well happy with mine.
fil-p - on 09 Oct 2012
In reply to Alan Bates: I use g20's and Rambo 4's on mine. On the Rambos I've swapped the toe bail for a g20 one with it being more asymmetric it fits better.
In reply to Alan Bates: I normally ice climb in Terminators but have also used G12s and Climbing Technology Nuptses with mine. All fit fine.

I'd go for G12s for what you say. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_3bhSo6922y4/SXybESRkQCI/AAAAAAAABUA/l5h_5XuijM8/s1600-h/boot.JPG
Alan Bates on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to blanchie14c: yeah I definetely love the boots and good to hear the G14s fit well, can you confirm if you mean the crampomatics?
Also my boots are size 46 do you reckon I'd need the long bars?
Alan Bates on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to fil-p: cheers, I suspect both models you're using are more technical than I'd need but it's good to hear the fit is good
Alan Bates on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to TobyA: thanks for this, I note that your pic is of G12 'New-Matics' fitted to 'Nepal Extremes' I'm really wondering more about the fit of 'Cramp-O-Matic' style to 'Trango Extremes'(EVO light GTX)
In reply to Alan Bates: Those aren't Nepals, they are Trangos from a few years back. I think they're the same as the silver ones you have except they are minus the thinsulate. But I've used the same crampons on my Sportiva Trango S boots as well and they still fit fine.

For general mountaineering crampons I think the New Matic style is less hassle and means the crampons will fit on more styles of boot, but there wouldn't be a problem with step in bindings if you particular want them.

Same boots here with the CT Nuptses on them:
http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=161513
http://www.ukclimbing.com/images/dbpage.html?id=161101
Alan Bates on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to TobyA: thanks for clarification.

G12s and 14s seem to be so popular, but I'm wondering why do so many people pay 50% more for the likes of G12 compared with the Climbing Technology Nuptse.

Any thoughts? Is it down to brand awareness/popularity or is there a good reason? (appreciate answers from anyone who considered the two or similar crampons)
In reply to Alan Bates:
> (appreciate answers from anyone who considered the two or similar crampons)

Like this you mean? http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/review.php?id=3300 ;-)
See this as well: http://lightfromthenorth.blogspot.fi/2011/01/spikey-things.html

Alan Bates on 10 Oct 2012
In reply to TobyA: Yes that sums up my thinking on this one

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