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Desert&Fox Desert & Fox Skidproof 12 Points Crampon


This is a simple and ingenious you kick yourself for not thinking of it first. The desert & fox rubber crampon is a simple slip-on, pressure-fit shoe crampon featuring a removable rubber performance strap for added dependability. Its simple intel...
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  • Light and simple crampon, suitable for outdoor climbing through and snow weather
  • Especially for the elderly people and children out to use in the slippery snow season
  • Have a hign wear resistance, the crampon is made of rubber
  • It's suitable for variety of outdoor sports shoes, hiking boots and moutaineeringboot
  • The crampon is also suitable for ice and lawn environment
  • The bottom of the crampon adopt the high alloy and the shoe cover used rubber
  • Material: Rubber & Metal
  • Size: 30cm/(Whole Length); 4.5 x 6.5cm/(W x L)(Steel strap); 12-24cm/4.7-9.4in(Leather Belt Length)(Adjustable)


Desert&Fox Desert & Fox Skidproof 12 Points Crampon

  • This is a simple and ingenious you kick yourself for not thinking of it first. The desert & fox rubber crampon is a simple slip-on, pressure-fit shoe crampon featuring a removable rubber performance strap for added dependability. Its simple intelligent design makes it ideal for everyday use

Desert&Fox Desert & Fox Skidproof 12 Points Crampon

  • 12 Points designed the climbing crampons to give you excellent traction for basic glacier travel while limiting the number of point to keep you pants safer from crampon attacks

Desert&Fox Desert & Fox Skidproof 12 Points Crampon

Desert&Fox Desert & Fox Skidproof 12 Points Crampon

  • This is a universal climbing crampon, the new design is provide better adhesion of ice. The new pole and bandage fixed design is more reliable and easy to use

Desert&Fox Desert & Fox Skidproof 12 Points Crampon

  • This ice climbing equipment is perfect for ski touring, trekking, or for women and children.These 12-poing crampons get the job done on any terrain where your only other aid is an ice axe

About Climbing Mount and Crampon


Desert&Fox Desert & Fox Skidproof 12 Points Crampon

  • In 1908 Englishman Oscar Eckenstein designed the first 10-point crampon, dramatically reducing the need for step cutting. This design was then made commercially available by the Italian Henry Grivel


Desert&Fox Desert & Fox Skidproof 12 Points Crampon

  • Crampons can be made of hardened steel, or light weight aluminum. Lighter weight aluminum crampons are popular for alpine ski touring where the need to wear them is less frequent & counterbalanced by the need for a light pack yielding fast, efficient travel over long distances.
  • Many crampons designed for 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 reduce the need to chop steps into the snow or ice, by allowing 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. Having the first row (front points) point downward, and the second row be angled towards the toe, 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 blood flow to the feet of the wearer

Anti-bott plates:

Desert&Fox Desert & Fox Skidproof 12 Points Crampon

  • A problem encountered using crampons, especially in temperatures not very far below freezing, is packed snow "balling up" on the sole. (The term evokes both the packing of snow in making a snowball, and the rounding, at its edges, of the snow packed onto the sole of the crampon.) This build-up reduces the length of the crampon points that can penetrate into the frozen surface, even to the point of eliminating any penetration; it also reduces the force exerted by the points, since the balled snow supports part of the wearer's weight. All of this interferes with function of the crampon's points (other than horizontal front points) of providing "traction" -- resisting any forces parallel to the sole of the boot. One of two main approaches to the problem is to periodically knock the accumulation loose -- in extreme conditions, even with every step taken. This can be accomplished by banging the shaft of an ice-axe against the inner edge of the sole, but one can often kick tree trunks and (with caution) rock outcrops with the same spot. Prevention is also feasible: Many crampons can be fitted with shaped slabs of somewhat flexible plastic called "anti-balling" (or "anti-bott" or "anti-bot") plates, which engage with the body of the crampon, and present the snow with a hydrophobic surface to which ice will not freeze

Hinged versus rigid:

  • There are two types of crampons: hinged and rigid. Hinged crampons provide flex at the instep and bend with the natural motion of walking and thus are the preferred style for almost any type of mountaineering except steep technical ice climbing. A rigid crampon does not bend at the instep so when climbing up steep technical ice, they allow the climber to keep their heel lower when front-pointing, thus less tiring as a result. However, rigid crampons tend to be heavier and will not perform as well in mixed terrain. Generally, most people use hinged crampons
  • Crampons with short spikes all over their undersides, or all round the edges of their undersides, are called "walking crampons" in Britain and are used to walk on horizontal ice surfaces

Ski crampons:

  • In ski mountaineering, climbers will often remove their skis and use crampons on their boots for sections of steep, icy terrain or technical glacier climbing. However, where slopes are at an angle sufficiently low that skis can stick, they also employ special "ski crampons" that increase the bite of climbing skins, especially on hard or icy snow. To avoid confusion with boot crampons and because they are far more common in the Alps than in the US, these ski crampons are also known by their European names: Harscheisen (German), couteaux (French) and coltelli (Italian); French couteaux and Italian coltelli also mean "knives" in their original languages

Crampon grading:

  • In some areas, crampons are graded C1, C2 and C3. These grades are used to determine the flexibility of the crampons and through this they give an idea of the compatibility with mountaineering boots. Boots are graded B0 (incompatible with crampons), B1 (a sturdy hillwalking boot), B2 (a stiffer mountaineering boot) and B3 (a fully rigid climbing and mountaineering boot). The number of the boot must be equal to or higher than the number of the crampon, although this alone doesn't affirm compatibility for other issues are also important (such as size and attachment type)

Crampon attachment types:

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

How to Choose Your Crampons:

Desert&Fox Desert & Fox Skidproof 12 Points Crampon

Crampons attached to your boots will make walking on snow safer. They will give you more hold and are therefore an important part of your Mountaineering equipment. In this section, we will give you a number of things to consider when buying Crampons. It is best if you are already familiar with the different Crampon Types. Otherwise, please check the Types of Crampons section where the topic is discussed in greater detail

Here is a list of the things you should consider when buying Crampons:

  • Know the type of climbing you are interested in. This suggestion seems pretty obvious enough, but you really should know what type of climbing activity you want to use your Crampons for. In this way, you are ensured that you are buying the right kind of Crampons for your intended activity. For example, you wouldn't want to buy Rigid Crampons when you intend to use it a variety of climbing activities since Rigid Crampons are used for very specific climbing conditions
  • Identify what type of Crampons will work best for your climbing style. This one is closely connected to the type of Crampons. After determining what type of climbing you are interested in, you are now more or less armed with the knowledge of what Crampon type will work for your climbing style. Do you want Crampons with fixed points or do you want those which are adjustable? Each climber has his or her own quirk and that includes you. Therefore, it is essential to know which of the Crampons in the market suits your particular taste and style
  • Familiarize yourself with the different parts and features of Crampons. Although this portion is discussed more thoroughly at the Crampons - Parts and Features section, it is still worth noting that you should be familiar with whatever gear you have. It ensures that you are using that gear to its maximum potential. Aside from that, by being familiar with the different Parts of Crampons and how they work, you would somehow be able to perform at least simple maintenance tasks on it especially when you are out in the wilderness and no help is immediately available
  • Consider Crampon - Boot Compatibility. You should also make sure that your boots and Crampons are compatible. Otherwise, they will fail to work together safely and effectively. Keep in mind that using the wrong type of Crampon on a certain type of boot can have very serious consequences such as Crampon loss or breakage. Therefore, the best option is to choose a suitable crampon to use together with your winter boots

Below is the Boot-Crampon Compatibility guide designed by mountaineer and mountain guide, Brian Hall. You can use it as a guide when buying the correct pairs of boots and Crampons. Along with it are the boot and Crampon grading charts. Refer to it when analyzing Hall's Boot-Crampon Compatibility guide

Desert&Fox Desert & Fox Skidproof 12 Points Crampon

Below is the grading system for boots:

  • B0 - Flexible walking boots - UNSUITABLE for use with any type of Crampon since these boots can be easily bent to an angle of 45 degrees or more
  • B1 - Stiff mountain walking boots - Suitable for use with C1 Crampons only. The sole of this type of boots can be bent with some effort to an angle of 10 to 45 degrees
  • B2 - Very stiff Mountaineering Boots - Suitable for use with C1 or C2 Crampons only. These soles can only be bent to an angle of 10 degrees or less with some effort
  • B3 - Fully rigid, winter climbing and Mountaineering Boots - Suitable for use with all the Types of Crampons

Here, on the other hand, is the grading system for crampons:

  • C1 - are articulated or flexible walking Crampons attached with simple straps. These Crampons mostly have 10 points, two front and 8 at the backside. This type is light and simple, and is best for occasional use
  • C2 - are articulated or flexible step-in Crampons attached with a heel clip and a toe strap. It commonly has 12 points, giving the best balance between ease of attachment, walking comfort, and climbing performance. It is therefore a good choice for general Mountaineering and lower grade climbs
  • C3 - are stiff or fully rigid Crampons attached with a heel clip and toe bail. This type is usually equipped with 12 or more points, and often with adjustable front points. They are the best choice for pure climbing performance

Find the Right Fit. Finally, nothing beats finding the right fit for your Crampons. This matter depends entirely on your own personal taste. However, the following things would ensure that you are buying and using the best fitting Crampon:

  • It is always a good idea to take with you the boots that you will be using when buying your Crampons. That way, you can be sure that the boots and Crampon fit perfectly.
  • For step-in Crampons, you should make sure that the toe bails of the Crampons fit the shape of your boots' toe. Aside from that, check if the heel cables are wide enough for the heel of your boots to fit in snugly
  • Meanwhile, for strap-on Crampons, the Crampon should stay on the boot when you pick it up even without strape
  • Also check the front points of the Crampon. They should protrude about a half inch or an inch from the boots

Package Included:

  • 1 x Pair of Desert & Fox Skidproof 4 Points Crampons