The Petzl Vasak Crampons are lightweight classic 12 point general mountaineering crampons ideal for mountaineering, alpine use and moderate winter climbing. They are available in two versions which between them satisfy 3 types of binding. The length is easily adjustable in small increments without tools as it uses a simple sprung metal bar to keep the extendable bar securely in the correct place.
The Vasak crampon is particularly lightweight compared to other crampons designed for similar use as Petzl have managed to make the frame thinner without losing strength. The horizontal front points give a good purchase in hard snow at steep angles and an anti-snow system limits snow build up between the boot and crampon, even in wet snow conditions.
The Flexlock version of the Vasak is for use on boots which don't have toe or heel welts. It is fully adjustable for any boot size.
The Leverlock Universal version of the Vasak is for use on boots which have a heel welt, the front bale can then be changed to work on boots with or without a toe welt as required. It is fully adjustable for any boot size.
Petzl Vasak Crampon Features
- Thinner frame for reduced weight
- Antisnow system
- Horizontal front points
- Available in Flexlock or Leverlock Universal versions
- Leverlock Universal version comes with interchangeable front bale.
- Easy to adjust size by hand
- 810g (Flexlock)
840g (Leverlock with bale)
875g (Leverlock with flex)
Customer Reviews of Petzl Vasak Crampon
Solid set of crampons for basic glacier walking and moderate slopes. Well built. Great range of shoe sizes due to the clever design, so no need to get long bars for the well endowed.