|By Ben Beckerich
From saint helens, oregon
Feb 6, 2012
Just wondering if any parents (or uncles or big brothers or whatever) have any experience trying to outfit kids for alpining...? I'm thinking about taking my oldest, who's 7, gonna be 8 this spring, on a low-altitude climb or two, and having a hard time finding info on footwear.
Firstly... do they make junior size crampons? They don't need to be aggressive, just something that'll bite snow. I haven't seen a single pair of pons for juniors in 30 minutes of Googling this morning. Do you just chop the bars on a pair of regular crampons?
Secondly... I'm also not finding any boots for juniors, but I am finding very small sizes on some. REI carries size 5 Invernos- which is hella small, but I still don't think it's small enough for a 7 year old's feet.
Any experiences, recommendations, suggestions appreciated