Boasting the lightest weight of any 12-point crampon available, the aluminum Camp XLC Crampon is built to give you secure footing while you travel over hard snow and ice. Available with an automatic, semi-automatic, or universal binding, there is an XLC to suit your needs whether you're in pursuit of backcountry powder or bagging snow-covered peaks.
From a wall of crampon choices this is the one crampon I use most fo the spring and summer for moderate objectives in my TLTs and mountain boots. My go to lwt crampon now for a few years. They have some limitations. Just pay attention and stay off the rocks and scree with them and they alast a long time on stiff boots.
My go to crampon for splitboard mountaineering. I use in conjuncture with dynafit tlt5 boots. great fit and perfect for general ski mountaineering use.
Good lightweight crampon. That is light to carry for ski touring and ski moutaineering trips.
Fits well over ski touring boots.
I have the 490s. Thought a ultralight pair of 12 points could be cool. Loaded them up with the rest of the gear the night before. Pulled them out to when I hit ice. The front plastic toe harness was broken. Splinted them w/ duck tape, but never felt solid on that foot. Turned a moderate approach into a sketchy situation. I'll be returning them and I do not recommend them. Never broke a pair of Black Diamond crampons.
I use this for general ski mountaineering and its a great fit, even handled some vertical ice. I use these as my go to crampons but would pick up some steel ones to take on more extended serious trips.