Grivel G14 Crampon

Priced: $224.95 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 8 reviews.
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Grivel G14 Crampon -
The incredible versatility and supreme technical performance of the Grivel G14 Crampon make it a favorite for steep ice climbing and burly alpine ascents. Its two vertical front points have excellent ice penetration, and hot-forging makes them strong enough to stand up to repeated bashings on too-thin ice. The G14 Crampon can also be configured with a mono point for mixed and highly technical ice climbing—no extra parts required.

Hood:

  • Hooded front point increases shear resistance in steep snow

Features:

  • Anti-balling plates included
  • Can be set up with single or dual front points
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Whether you’re ascending ice or trudging across glaciers, the semi-rigid G14 Crampons from Grivel take both in stride.
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Anti-balling Plates:yes
Binding Type:Hybrid
Boot Size Range:36 thru 47
Material:Steel
Number of Points:11 or 12
Weight:34.35 oz.

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Grivel G14 Crampon Reviews:

Reviews:

A friend of mine who knows much more about these things recommended these to me as a pair of crampons good for ice climbing as well as mountaineering.
I've only had the opportunity to use them once so far and they've certainly worked great in my opinion.
I used them to do some winter canyoneering down in southern Utah in a little canyon called Hidden Haven. I've been through this canyon in the winter before without crampons and so I do have that experience to compare them to.
The hike in to the top of the waterfall is semi-arduous and can take anywhere from 1-2 hours depending on your confidence in the sketchy climb up. There was about 2-2 1/2 feet of fresh powder on the flatter parts of the hike/climb in and in other parts we were on completely exposed vertical rock faces and they kept me planted securely the whole time.
There are four rappels on your way out of the canyon, the first being about 90 feet of frozen waterfall with the others varying in length around 20-30 feet or so. All three rappels the crampons did precisely what they're designed to do.
I have yet to give them a try on actual ice climbing but my experience with them so far has been fantastic.

zak harris at Backcountry.com on 02/13/2013

Make sure they fit your boots

I just bought a pair of these crampons (New Matic style) to use for semi-technical, mostly summer alpine climbing. I already own BD Sabretooths, old Lowe Footfangs and Grivel G-12s (New Matic)which my girl just took for her own. So I thought the G-14 would help me up the occasional Sierra ice gully and work as well as the G-12s with a bit more stability and better (vertical) front points. Unfortunately the crampons do not fit any boot that has rocker sole. They do not fit either my Sportiva Trango S Evo, Scarpa Triolet light mtn. boots nor my plastic Koflachs or my leather Sportiva Makalus. The crampon rails are somewhat straight and do not contour the boots at the toe very well resulting in pretty large gap at the toe. I wear size 9.5 (US) and like my crampons to fit well. These unfortunately don't. IMHO, they would do better on rigid and straight sole, but one can buy other makes of crampons designed for waterfall ice and technical mixed climbing. The G-12 rocker design is perfect. Why didn't they just copy the shape from the G-12?
Alois at Mountain Gear on 04/04/2006

I've been ice climbing for 3 years now and have only once had a problem with these crampons. They fit nice and tight on the boots (if you size them correctly). Although another reviewer has mentioned that they have had trouble on vertical ice with the front points not being long enough, I have never had that impression. I love that the front points can be changed from mono to dual point or replaced when needed. The only time I ever had a problem with these is during a multi-pitch waterfall climb where the front bracket popped out and my right crampon came off halfway up the second pitch. Back on the ground though, it was super easy to put the crampon back together (had "broken" into 4 pieces upon hitting the ground) even with my frozen stubby fingers. Would I buy these again a second time? Absolutely.

Amadeus DeKastle at Backcountry.com on 08/03/2013

Have used these for 4 seasons of east coast ice, they are easy to adjust, solid on the feet, and durable. Sharpen the front points once a season and they have been good to go. Not sure about other reviews stating these aren't for vertical ice, I mean, I don't get crazy out there, climb up to WI4, and these things do great. You can get a little more exposure of the front points if you move the toe bail back a hole. Bail is a little selective in the boots it fits, they are much more solid on the Nepal Evos than they my old Mad Rock ice boots. If they fit your boots, nothing better.

Christopher Christopherson at Backcountry.com on 04/10/2013

Chromoly Steel is Real!

First off, NO crampon deserves 5 stars imo! The first thing I noticed about these is the quality of craftsmanship that is typical with Grivel products. This crampon fits my Sportiva Trango Extremes and Baruntse very well at the crampon to sole interface. The toe bail is weird and does not fit as well as it could without the curly Qs - will likely buy a toe bail that does fit well and mod these. The front points are sweet and are well complimented by the generous secondary points that are easily engaged when sitting on your heels. These things are a bit heavier than comparable "shiny" pons, but I trust chromo way more than stainless.
JZickler at Mountain Gear on 12/12/2011

I have climbed WI grade 6 and up to TD Alpine mixed grounds on these crampons: they never failed to perform. Climbing now for over 30 years I never had a pair more versatile. Even on glacier strolls they are useful, since the anti bot system does its job. If you are a serious climber wanting only one pair of crampons, these are the ones to get, period.

Freek Strebe at Backcountry.com on 11/28/2011

Used them for alpine mixed climbing and ice climbing. They are great for mixed technical climbing, very durable.
The only disadvantage are too short front points. These become obvious in vertical ice, where the step is not secure enough.
Otherwise great all-around crampons, but not for serious ice climbing.
Wonder if Grivel offers longer front points?

Nejc at Backcountry.com on 02/08/2012

Fits like a glove...

Haven't had a chance to scratch them up yet, but they fit my Scarpa Alphas and Kayland M11s without any problems. Mine have the new-matic binding.
climber at Mountain Gear on 11/11/2008