ATK makes some of our favorite bindings on the market, so it's no surprise their binding accessories are impressively well-designed. Witness the ATK ski crampon. Like Christopher Nolan leaping into the Batmobile and heading off into Gotham, the bat-winged, dark-knight ATK ski crampons will be your ticket to enter the hard-snow Gotham of alpine touring above treeline (and even below treeline, after a hard freeze). Widths range from a narrow 86mm crampon designed for mountaineering skis, all the way up to a 120mm ski crampon that will fit even the girthiest of boards when they are pressed into service on wind-scoured ridgetops. There's even a 70mm ski crampon to make your 65mm skimo race skis more capable in the high alpine.
Never used ski crampons? Consider trying this amazing alternative to boot crampons, which slide into the rear of your binding toe piece. They eliminate the clunky transitions to boot crampons when you reach a stretch of hard snow, instead allowing you to traction your way uphill without removing your skis. If you need even more convincing, check out this blog post from rando-master Brian Harder.
- ATK-branded crampon will fit the crampon receptor on Black Diamond and Hagan tech bindings (which are really just ATK bindings with different paint).
- Also compatible with most (not all) Dynafit-style crampon receptors/adapters.
- Better grip in hard snow due to aggressive forward cant on the crampon's teeth.
Claimed Weight: 62 gr (75 mm) / 65 gr (86 mm) / 68 gr (91 mm) / 72 gr (97 mm) / 74 gr ( 102 mm) / 76 gr (108 mm) / 79 gr (120 mm) / 142 gr ( 135 mm)