/ PRODUCT NEWS: Crampons: Stainless Steel versus Chromolly Steel

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[Grivel, 3 kb]Alpinists have always been fascinated by technology. Often, when the utmost in structural form has been achieved, the attention moves to the toolís material composition.

Today the discussion focuses on what is the best steel for crampons which some people think of stainless steel. This isnít a new idea, many manufacturers have tried using it over the years, and Grivel has also carried out trials and tests on their crampons using stainless steel but with little success.

Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=2325

gear boy - on 07 Dec 2009
In reply to UKC Gear: i love it when companies do something different, and then marketing takes the lead insted of the product,
for the other side of the story see what black diamond say
http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en-gb/blog/index/view/slug/upgrade-to-stainless-video-the-benef...

i have only put this here in the interest of fairness and have no link to either company blah disclaimer!

hopefully the end user can decide, honestly i dont know, but time will tell if one or the other is better, either way i would be happy to use either when my old ones wear out eventually
Michael Ryan - on 07 Dec 2009
In reply to gear boy:

Black Diamond beat you to it last week.


VIDEO: The benefits of stainless steel crampons
added 01/Dec/2009, see all Black Diamond news & reviews
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Video: http://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/news.php?id=2223

Discussion: http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=383377
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gear boy - on 07 Dec 2009
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com: ahhh, good to link both articles together then, hadnt seen the other one here
cheers

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