Getting down the mountain isn't always the hardest part. Attach the Karakoram Split 30 Crampons to your bindings for extra traction when the path to the summit is frozen and sketchy, and slipping is not an option.
- Cored-out aluminum is lightweight and strong, and serrated teeth provide maximum grip
- Attaches directly to binding and is easy to install on-the-fly for when the route gets icy
- Nesting design means they take up less space in your pack when you're not using them
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Got them in a few days ago, and standard Karakoram quality. Only�assembly is to put�1 clip like�piece on top of each ones and you ready to roll. Good stuff
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These are absolute beasts and work really well with the Karakoram bindings. The design is slightly different from normal ski crampons in that they don't have 'free' and 'fixed' modes. It's kind of a hybrid between the two (although probably closer to 'free') and seems to be the best of both worlds. The toe end of the crampon will always be in contact with the snow (or ice!) and the rear part lifts up with your foot.
They're quite large and they do nest as advertised but they're not what I'd call compact when nested. I generally ski strap them in the nested config and then 'biner them to my backpack waist strap (or harness).
Importantly, you can fit/remove them on the fly without taking your feet out of the bindings (or bindings off the split).
Like any touring gear, it's worth spending some time at home with a screwdriver getting the fit right.