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About Hiking Crampons

True adventurers let no obstacles stop them - even ice. With ultra-strong hiking crampons from Altitude Sports, you can journey on through the most treacherous of winter conditions.

Steel Crampons Turn Your Hiking Boots into Ice Cleats

Only the fearful let snow and ice stop them from enjoying winter. To do so safely, you still need trustworthy gear that lets you push the envelope of your own limitations. With a winter traction device, you can take on even the most perilous of activities without any hesitation holding you back. Hiking crampons feature high-quality shoe spikes that attach to the underside of your hiking boots to create maximum grip and security.
Ski mountaineering legends and winter trail runners alike use them to propel their success. However, even the most casual outdoor enthusiast can benefit from technical crampons. It doesn’t matter if you’re taking it easy with some winter hiking, or you’re into extreme, frigid ice climbing, these devices will assist you on every type of icy terrain. Deep snow and icy trails have nothing on these ...winter traction devices, and they can even be used to climb frozen waterfalls. Keep them accessible all season long and you’ll never be stuck in a situation unequipped. Where will you take them this winter?

Trail-Tested Hiking Crampons at Altitude Sports

Altitude Sports has the diverse selection of crampons Canada needs. With countless styles all engineered in different ways to meet your exact specifications, you can believe that we stock the best winter traction devices for every application. Choose from the most rugged steel crampons from brands like Kahtoola for the most demanding icy conditions, or choose a sleek, low-profile design intended for mild winter day hikes and excursions.
Regardless of the intensity you plan to use your crampons for, the convenient universal fitting makes utilizing this device a breeze. Nearly all standard-sized hiking boots will work due to the impressive adjustability of the crampon’s straps. Many of our products feature quick-release attachments that easily accommodate unpredictable terrain transitions. We also carry a variety of traction devices designed specifically for long-distance trail runners, such as the Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra.
Both stainless steel crampons and their aluminum counterparts are meticulously crafted to handle a beating. We’re so confident in our product’s ability to handle extreme terrain that we offer a 60-day return policy on all of our crampons. Coupled with free shipping on orders over $49, there’s never been a better time to invest in this dependable gadget.



Frequently Asked Questions


When should I wear crampons?

Crampons should always be used when you’re planning on enjoying the outdoors in icy conditions. From winter trail running to mountaineering and hiking, you’ll benefit from the increased traction and added safety.

What is the difference between crampons and spikes?

Crampons generally refer to larger, more widely spaced traction devices. In general, the aluminum or steel spikes are spread an inch apart from each other, making them best for steep ice climbing. Microspikes are less intense, grouped more closely, and intended for low-angle hiking.

Are crampons necessary?

If you’re doing any sort of trekking where significant ice is present, yes. Ice can be quite debilitating and easily derail your adventure, causing injury. Crampons give you the security and peace of mind you need.

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