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Steel vs. Aluminum on Ritter's North Face
Hello,I plan on climbing the North face of Mount Ritter early September. Do you think aluminum crampons are appropriate or should I bring steel. I'm concerned about icy conditions. Anyone been up there that time of year?Thanks,Bob
I've used both steel and aluminum lightweight crampons on Glacier Peak and Rainier this season. If you think of the aluminum as being a one shot tool it would be close to the truth.I would be judicious about fitting the crampon to your footwear. The rule of thumb is the heavier the boots the heavier the crampon.
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