/ rusty crampons
Any thoughts from those more experienced than me appreciated!
> Any thoughts from those more experienced than me appreciated!
Short answer is just don't worry about it. The alloy they use rusts very slowly (and generally only on the surface); the crampons will wear out long before the rust affects them.
I do nothing to look after my crampons (I don't generally dry them out even) and still have pairs that are 20yrs+ old and are still going strong.
I'd just leave them and give them a light wire brush every so often to remove the surface rust.
If you are really bothered a wire brush and a fresh paint at the end of each season would help I guess.
WD40 is harmless but I wouldn't bother. Just let them rust, it won't do any harm.
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