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    Senior Member chinooktrail's Avatar
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    sharpening crampons?

    ok, i know this has probably been discussed, but what is the 'preffered' method for sharpening these up?

    I have some Grivel 10 points if the type makes a big difference in technique...

    thanks!


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    Here are some good threads:

    http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthrea...pening+crampon

    http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthrea...pening+crampon

    http://www.vftt.org/forums/showthrea...pening+crampon

    (a little old, but G10s are forever )

    My preferred method is to have someone else who knows what they're doing sharpen them for me.

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    From the maker's instructions:

    Sharpen the crampon's points with a hand file and never with a bench grinder or Dremel. Sharpen the front and back of the lateral points, not the sides. Front points must be sharpened on the sides. A very sharp point will be efficient on hard ice though it won't last as long.
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    When in doubt, read the instructions.

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    A picture is worth?

    This is my preferred method. Some may disagree.

    File all 4 sides just enough to create 4 nice sharp corners



    File the tip at a 45 degree angle from the inside.



    This sharpening method is good for 10 point crampons that are used for hiking/climbing.
    Enjoy your best

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