CAMP USA XLC 490 Universal Aluminum Crampons

CAMP USA XLC 490 Universal Aluminum Crampons

MSRP: $160


  • A bridge between MICROspikes and technical crampons
  • These can be used with hiking boots or even trail runners and provide maximum amounts of traction for everything short of mountaineering
  • Deep spikes work much better than microspikes in deep and soft snow


  • Not suitable for casual use or trail running


  • Backpacking or hiking in deep snow and ice on steep pitches; trips where you’re not quite mountaineering but are traveling through significant amounts of snow


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