Question about Arc'Teryx Theta Ar Bib Women's

1 Answer

What are Crampons? - Arc'Teryx Theta Ar Bib Women's

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 2,336 Answers

Crampons are outdoor footwear that are made from spikes and are worn on boots to provide traction on snow and ice. General-purpose crampons designed for most mountaineering and glacier travel are not well suited for vertical ice climbing. For ice climbing, specialized crampons that provide better support for front pointing are advised. Most crampons require welted boots to ensure proper fitting. Crampons with 10 points were first introduced by Europeans in the early 1900s. Because they lacked forward pointing spikes, they required step cutting on steep terrain. In the 1930s, two additional forward-slanting points were added, thus creating today's 12-point crampons. While 12-point crampons are now the normal selection, a few 10 point crampons can still be found on the market. The two additional front points further reduced step-chopping and allowed the climber to "front-point" up steep snow and ice. The angles of the first two rows of points also determine the best use for a particular set of crampons. If the first row (front points) bend downward and the second row is angled towards the toe, this reduces calf strain by allowing the boot heel to be lower. In this case, these crampons are better suited for front-pointing. When straight points are used instead, the crampons are much better suited for snow & general mountaineering. While crampons are an invaluable tool for a mountaineer, they were not used as often as today until the development of plastic-shelled climbing boots, because the straps used to affix the crampons to early mountaineering boots (which were made of leather) had a tendency to restrict bloodflow to the feet of the wearer. Crampons are usually made of hardened steel, but lighter weight aluminum crampons are popular for alpine ski touring where the need for them is less frequent & counterbalanced by the need for a light pack yielding fast, efficient travel over long distances. One problem with crampons is that snow can ball up between the spikes, creating a dangerous scenario where the teeth no longer bite into the slope. To prevent this, most crampons can be fitted with "anti-bott" plates: shaped bits of flexible plastic that engage on the body of the crampon.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

On the Grivel G12s you always end up with a large piece of loose strap. Many happy hours spent trying to tidy this up, then re do it an hour later. What is the recommended way to neatly and safetly


Go to this page, click on Instructions and click on the type of product you have. You will get the full instructions sheet.
Good luck!

http://www.grivel.com/products/ice/crampons/5-g12

Feb 04, 2013 | GRIVEL Rock & Ice Climbing

1 Answer

What are crampons?


Crampons are sharp metal spikes that stick out from the bottom of your shoes and cling to the ice to help you in climbing.

Jan 14, 2013 | Rock & Ice Climbing

1 Answer

Are La Sportiva Typhoon boots suitable for use with crampons?


You can try to contact La Sportive directly and ask them:
http://www.sportiva.com/about/aboutus/about-us/contact

Jun 08, 2012 | Rock & Ice Climbing

1 Answer

I'm having a problem on where and how to position the bivy pad on my Gregory Alpinisto 50. Help, please?


Try watching this video:

http://www.backpackersreview.com/gear-reviews/backpacks/89-gear-review-gregory-alpinisto-50-backpack

Jan 16, 2011 | Gregory Alpinisto 50 Mountaineering Pack

1 Answer

Instructions for strapping to boots the stubai 6 point crampons


Try reading the following review:
http://www.backpackgeartest.org/reviews/Snow%20Gear/Crampons/Stubai%20Light%20Combi%20Crampons/Owner%20Review%20by%20Ray%20Estrella/

Jan 11, 2011 | Stubai 6 Point Crampon

1 Answer

NEED TO REPLACE BROKEN CRAMPON WHERE TO PURCHASE


I suggest that you will try their website:
http://www.redfeather.com/accessories.html

Jan 11, 2010 | Redfeather Rock & Ice Climbing

1 Answer

What types of crampon attachment are there?


There are three main types of attachment systems for crampons. These include Step-in bindings, Hybrid bindings and Strap bindings.

Dec 01, 2008 | Arc'Teryx Theta Ar Bib Women's

1 Answer

Crampons for winter


everal manufacturers of crampons for hiking/glacier travel. You want something w/ 6-10 Pt's, some can even be configured so they hinge in the middle. The bright side is the price of this class of crampon, they're a lot cheaper that the type you would climb a frozen waterfall. Should be any where from 39.95-100.00 and can be found at Campmor, EMS, Seirra Tradingpost. A word of caution...Do not attempt to climb vertical ice with a cheap pair of crampons, even if they have front points. I foolishly almost fell off some steep ice in the Whites when the points (both) sheared off my left crampon. If your not going to climb try to buy a pair w/out the forward facing front points. Hiking down tired your a lot more likely to hook frontpoints and trip, it'll happen every time you don't pick your foot up high enough. Also, get an ice axe, affords extra confidence when traveling up/down steep terrian. Enjoy Your Winter Hiking

Dec 01, 2008 | Arc'Teryx Theta Ar Bib Women's

Not finding what you are looking for?
Arc'Teryx Theta Ar Bib Women's Logo

Related Topics:

605 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Arc'Teryx Winter Sports Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4514 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

67930 Answers

Joseph Hoffmann

Level 3 Expert

1696 Answers

Are you an Arc'Teryx Winter Sport Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...