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Crampons on Oboz Bridger

Post by Plugugly » Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:09 pm

Ok, I know this has basically been covered elsewhere but: are there good 12-point crampons that can be used on the Bridger? Is the Bridger (B-Dry) stiff enough for any real crampons?
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Re: Crampons on Oboz Bridger

Post by JtheChemE » Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:27 pm

One of my regular partners uses bugaboots with crampons, I imagine that the Oboz would have similar results. You can put a strap crampon on almost anything.
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Re: Crampons on Oboz Bridger

Post by Aphelion » Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:39 pm

Can you do it? Sure. But why are you doing it? If you're looking at <=40 degree snow and want more traction than spikes, then yeah, go for it. It's not ideal, but it can work. If you're going for steep snow or ice, then you really should be using a boot that won't pop the crampon off, or break it.
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Re: Crampons on Oboz Bridger

Post by CaptCO » Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:42 pm

Glacier/AL style are ideal, but won’t last long on rock. Yes the strap on will work until you can afford to upgrade, as has been said.
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Re: Crampons on Oboz Bridger

Post by HikerGuy » Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:36 pm

I use the Grivel Air Tech New-classic (full strap on) on my Bridger snow boots. They work great. Depending on your boot size, you may have to buy the longer flat bars. https://grivel.com/products/air-tech?va ... 0202574883
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Re: Crampons on Oboz Bridger

Post by Plugugly » Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:44 pm

Ahright, thanks all of you. Just what I wanted to know. I'm gonna go with "no," because the Grivel doesn't come in my size (14) but mostly because, yes, I am going for steep ice and snow.
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Re: Crampons on Oboz Bridger

Post by Plugugly » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:20 am

CaptCO wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:42 pm
Glacier/AL style are ideal, but won’t last long on rock. Yes the strap on will work until you can afford to upgrade, as has been said.
What is Glacier/AL style?
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Re: Crampons on Oboz Bridger

Post by d_baker » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:40 am

Plugugly wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:20 am
CaptCO wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:42 pm
Glacier/AL style are ideal, but won’t last long on rock. Yes the strap on will work until you can afford to upgrade, as has been said.
What is Glacier/AL style?
I assumed he was referring to aluminum crampons judging from his comment on them not lasting long if on rock a lot.
Glacier/AL means I have no idea though!
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Re: Crampons on Oboz Bridger

Post by Plugugly » Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:48 am

d_baker wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:40 am
Plugugly wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 10:20 am
CaptCO wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:42 pm
Glacier/AL style are ideal, but won’t last long on rock. Yes the strap on will work until you can afford to upgrade, as has been said.
What is Glacier/AL style?
I assumed he was referring to aluminum crampons judging from his comment on them not lasting long if on rock a lot.
Glacier/AL means I have no idea though!
That makes sense, thanks. Looks like I'm down for the $$$$. And it's hard to find euro size 48 mountaineerig boots.
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Re: Crampons on Oboz Bridger

Post by Wildernessjane » Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:17 am

I can fit the Black Diamond Contact crampons on my Oboz Bridgers. They are steel crampons so they’re fine on rock. As others have said it wouldn’t be an ideal setup for steep couloirs but it’s fine for shorter distances or mellow snow climbs. Black Diamond does also have an aluminum version.

https://www.rei.com/product/798354/blac ... abs-plates

https://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/e ... -crampons/
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Re: Crampons on Oboz Bridger

Post by osprey » Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:22 am

That makes sense, thanks. Looks like I'm down for the $$$$. And it's hard to find euro size 48 mountaineerig boots.
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Re: Crampons on Oboz Bridger

Post by spiderman » Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:06 pm

Plugugly wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:44 pm
Ahright, thanks all of you. Just what I wanted to know. I'm gonna go with "no," because the Grivel doesn't come in my size (14) but mostly because, yes, I am going for steep ice and snow.
You can buy the Grivel long flex bars online or at REI. They allow most of the crampons to fit size 14 boots. If they still don't fit, minor surgery on your boots will do the trick.
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