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97[hr100] Re: trail shoe crampons

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  • Carl & Sally Yates
    Mar 8, 2000
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      Good idea. That Grant Swamp scree finished me off 2 yrs. ago. I was thiking
      of using an ice axe or one pole left at Chapman.
      -----Original Message-----
      From: danar@... <danar@...>
      To: hr100@egroups.com <hr100@egroups.com>
      Date: Wednesday, March 08, 2000 10:23 AM
      Subject: [hr100] Re: trail shoe crampons

      >I've carried instep crampons for the two years I was at Hardrock and didn't
      >use them one step in either year. The first year, 1996, there wasn't any
      >snow to use them on. The second year, 1997, was buried and I still didn't
      >use them. What did help in 97 was a pair of cheap, plastic, 8 inch tent
      >If there is snow/ice, they can help give a little extra security. Hold one
      >in each hand, jam them into the snow and hold on as you go. We are going
      >in the opposite direction as in 97 but they helped traversing the slope in
      >American basin and also on top of Divies-Little Giant. They may help in
      >those same places again and on Virgineous and Grant-Swamp. I may try them
      >on Grant-Swamp even if it is all dirt and scree. They may help limit me
      >from sliding back down the scree as much. It is disheartening after 85
      >miles to take one step forward only to slide back two steps. Maybe using
      >all fours, I can scramble up that monster a little quicker.
      >As others have mentioned, there will most likely be foot holds in the snow.
      >What is nice if your concerned about sliding off the side of a mountain is
      >to have something to hold on to. They work like mini ice axes but don't
      >weigh anything.
      >Dana Roueche
      >Boulder, CO
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