Author Topic: Crampons for Large Feet  (Read 222 times)

BuzyG

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Crampons for Large Feet
« on: 17:35:52, 11/09/19 »
Every silver lining has a cloud it would appear.   I grabbed a great pair of bargain winter boots a few weeks back.  Size 49.  Today I thought I would try them with my Crampons.  They don't fit.  The old boots where 48s and just fit them.

Does any one out there know where I can get crampons to fit size 49.  That's 13 UK or 14 US.

Other wise I will have to put my engineering head on and create an extension bar.
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Owen

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Re: Crampons for Large Feet
« Reply #1 on: 17:51:06, 11/09/19 »
What make are they?

BuzyG

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Re: Crampons for Large Feet
« Reply #2 on: 20:01:32, 11/09/19 »
What make are they?
The Boots are Scarpa.  The crampons are Grivel.

Owen

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Re: Crampons for Large Feet
« Reply #3 on: 20:47:16, 11/09/19 »
Grivel sell long and extra long bars that go between the heel and toe pieces. Have a look online someone will have them in stock. I think I got mine from Braemar mountain sports.

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Re: Crampons for Large Feet
« Reply #4 on: 21:03:59, 11/09/19 »
Grivel extension bars.  They do/did solid ones and springy ones.




Depending on which crampons you've got, putting an extension bar in can make the front plate of the crampon a little too far forward on the boot sole. I swapped my G10s for a pair of G12s because of this. Not enough spikes on the G10s, and they were to far forward.

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Re: Crampons for Large Feet
« Reply #5 on: 21:32:56, 11/09/19 »
Have the same problem, I'd learn towards hybrid crampons with extra spikes if you have a boot to use them as I found C1s with long bars quite unstable at times.  I do believe Climbing Technology do a slightly larger crampon which may fit those between large/xlarge feet but other than that there are little options.

BuzyG

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Re: Crampons for Large Feet
« Reply #6 on: 22:10:43, 11/09/19 »
Grivel extension bars.  They do/did solid ones and springy ones.

Depending on which crampons you've got, putting an extension bar in can make the front plate of the crampon a little too far forward on the boot sole. I swapped my G10s for a pair of G12s because of this. Not enough spikes on the G10s, and they were to far forward.


Yes,  I can see that being a possible issue.  They are 10s.  I'll split them tomorrow and check where the spikes sit on the sole, before I go any further.
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Re: Crampons for Large Feet
« Reply #7 on: 23:27:07, 11/09/19 »
Split them and they do sit a bit forward on he front section.  Measured up and just ordered some 190mm extension bars. Should do he trick.


Thanks all.. O0
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Re: Crampons for Large Feet
« Reply #8 on: 09:19:06, 15/09/19 »
The 190mm bars arrived today. They are slightly more meaty than what was there.  All the better for that.  The Crampons now fit my new boots perfectly.

Thanks again. O0