[Cdt-l] crampons vs. microspikes for NOBO hike?

Tony Mason tony at greyrock.org
Fri Jan 25 17:54:39 CST 2013


Crampons are the safest on ice and steep snow but are quite heavy and
require a heavy boot. Microspikes don't give you the same grip but are
lighter and work with lightweight foot wear.
That being said, given the state of the snowpack in Colorado so far this
year you might not need either.


On Fri, Jan 25, 2013 at 3:57 PM, <ckwrkornge at aol.com> wrote:

> Hello everyone!
> I am contemplating a NOBO CDT hike this year and am curious about the
> efficacy of the microspikes vs crampons.  If anyone has tried either and
> has an opinion they would like to share, I would appreciate it.
> Thanks,
> EP
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Robert Anthony Mason MD
Windsor Family Clinic PC
4630 Royal Vista 7
Windsor, CO 80521
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