A crampon is a traction device used to improve mobility on snow and ice. It generally consists of a series of spikes in a metal frame. These frames are attached to boots using various systems, such as straps, step in, etc.

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How to take care of steel crampons?

What should I do to increase the lifetime of my crampons, maintain them properly, and check whether they can still be used safely?
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First crampon grade to buy

I'm looking at getting my first set of crampons, for winter Wales/Scotland trekking, with a view of working my way up into the Alps (during summer) eventually. I've been reading that a 10 point C2/B2 ...