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CAMP XLC 490 Universal

XLC 490

CAMP

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Description

  • 3-D pressed frame maximizes strength and performance
  • Universal bindings fit most mountaineering and hiking boots
  • Tool-free size adjustment
  • CC4U wear indicators on the side points show when it is time for replacement
  • New dynamic anti-balling plates and carrying case included

The lightest 12-point strap-on crampons in the world! Perfect for glacier travel and general mountaineering. Thermoplastic heel and toe harnesses wrap around nearly any hiking and classic mountaineering boots and are secured by strong nylon straps and metal buckles. Innovative 3-D shaped construction (pressed – not just bent) on the front platform distributes pressure applied to one point across the entire platform significantly increasing the strength of the crampon. For telemark or A/T boots, use the XLC 390 with automatic bindings. While sturdy, aluminum crampons are not suitable for ice climbing or intensive mixed terrain.

Retail price

US$ 159.95

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Weight per Pair (g / oz)

Weight per Pair (g / oz)

In grams and ounces, the weight of both crampons together, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.

If there are differences in weight (due to multiple sizes or optional accessories) we'll note those here.

585 g / 20.70 oz­
Ideal Uses Glacier Travel / Mountaineering
Sizing ­
Binding System Universal
Front Points Horizontal Dual ­
Front Point Offset No
Number of Points 12
Main Material Aluminum
Wear Indicators Yes
Anti-Ball Plates Included­
Crampon Case Included (see the case here)
Heel Spur Attachment None made for this model­
Certification

Certifications

The main climbing gear certifications are CE and UIAA--and normally the UIAA creates the rules that the CE body also supports. When possible, we try to list all the certifications the product carries.

To sell a climbing product in Europe, the device must be CE certified. There are no official requirements to sell climbing gear in the US. The UIAA certification is a voluntary process.

Learn More

Rock and Ice Certifications Guide
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Binding Reference
Crampon Acces. Ref

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