/ Suggest me a crampon!

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Dahinchl - on 27 Oct 2012
Heading up to Scotland soon once the cold and snow has settled properly to do a bit of mountaineering. Done very little walking where crampons has been required (2 days max).

Not sure what crampons to buy, looking for something that will last and suitable for low grade ice gullys. Any suggestions or advice?
MikeLell - on 27 Oct 2012
In reply to Dahinchl: Can't usually go wrong with Grivel G12s. G10s or Air-Techs if you're after something lighter weight and more winter walking oriented.
buzby - on 27 Oct 2012
In reply to Dahinchl: as above,all good crampons, but most importantly what kind of boots are you going to use, make sure the crampon is compatible to the grade of boot.
skarabrae on 27 Oct 2012 -
In reply to Dahinchl: another vote fore G12`s
skarabrae on 27 Oct 2012 -
In reply to skarabrae: or indeed "for"
beardy mike - on 27 Oct 2012
In reply to Dahinchl: if you look for a full strap on crampon, it will be suitable for any boot that will accept a crampon, (and some that don't). Pretty much any crampon from petzl bd or grivel that is strap on, will do what you want it to. If you have no further aspirations than walking, fewer points is better as they are lighter and more comfortable to walk in. if you are matching it to a specific boot, then take the boot along and make sure they fit together as this is more important than brand... All the major brands are much of a muchness in terms of quality and function, but if the crampon doesn't fit then you might as well not bother in the first place...
scottie390 - on 27 Oct 2012
Airtech's are shite, Grivel G12 or Black Diamond Serac/Sabertooth for easy stuff I'd say
Ron Walker - on 28 Oct 2012
In reply to Dahinchl:

Grivel Airtechs are excellent for hill-walking, glacier walking, scrambling and mid-grade mixed climbing. The Grivel G12's are a good all round crampon for everything apart from steep continental style water ice.
Probably obvious but avoid specialised lightweight alloy crampons on hard ice and rock, if you want them to last!
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matejn - on 29 Oct 2012
In reply to Dahinchl:
I would suggest either Petzl Sarken or Lynx. With either of these two you would be very well equiped, if you choose to climb more technical stuff latter on as you progress.

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