/ Suggest some first time winter gear!

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Goofyfoot - on 30 Nov 2012
Basically, I i'm after my first walking axe and crampons for some winter walking/low grade gullys.

Don't want to spend loads on either - they'll only get used a couple of months a year....any suggetstions?

I've been looking in go outdoors, they've got their own brand crampons made by Grivel - North Ridge Snowline crampon for 69, anyone used these? are they any good?

Cheers guys.
neuromancer - on 30 Nov 2012
In reply to Goofyfoot:

Second hand pair of DMM fly's and a second hand pair of grivel c2 crampons.
Goofyfoot - on 30 Nov 2012
In reply to neuromancer:Forgot to add, I've got a pair of Scarpa SL's, so I require C1 rated crampons.

cheers.
GrahamD - on 30 Nov 2012
In reply to Goofyfoot:

The main requirement for walking crampons and ones for easier climbs is that a) they are spikey and b) they stay attached to your boots.

All crampons are spikey so the choice is really driven by whether you think they will stay on. Can you get to try them on your boots in the shop and compare them with others?
sparkymark - on 30 Nov 2012
In reply to Goofyfoot: Can help out on both if you're willing to go second hand - have a decent walking axe too...
Crampons:
http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=528832&v=1#x7116325
ads.ukclimbing.com
Gazlynn - on 30 Nov 2012
In reply to Goofyfoot:

I've got an used stubai t rated Walking axe you can have for 28 posted.

Same as this one but with no leash

http://www.trailwise.co.uk/stubai-pro-star-axe

photos on request if interested just pm me.

cheers

Gaz


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