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Grivel (new classic) G12 Crampon

Grivel (new classic) G12 Crampon

I recommend the Classic Grivel G12 Crampon with plastic binding to the front and rear because it will fit normal leather boots as well as technical double boots thus giving great value for your money.  It is an all-purpose crampon for winter climbing on snow and ice. I have used this crampon for winter climbing in Ireland, Scotland, The Alp, Himalaya, Antarctica and South America.


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An evolution of the Classic binding. Both front and rear plastic harnesses are hinged from their respective retention posts and may be “opened” to facilitate attachment to the boot, then closed securely once the boot is inside. The single strap closure system is so simple we may not need to provide instructions; the New Classic is therefore ideal for rental programs and first-time users. This system is simple and reliable, quick and easy, but it does take up a bit more space in the rucksack.


  • Antiball Plates: Yes
  • Binding Style: Classic
  • Boot Size: EU 35-46
  • Front Points: 2
  • Number of Points: 12
  • Materials: Chromoly steel
  • Weight: 900g


  • 12 short, non-aggressive points: includes 2 front points
  • Rapid, tool-free adjustment system


A classic 12 point crampon designed for general mountaineering, mixed ice and rock climbing, and less extreme waterfall climbing situations. The entire G12 crampon is manufactured from Chromoly steel using new technology which is exclusive to Grivel at this time. Called “3 Dimensional Relief Stamping (3DRS)”, this process increases the strength and rigidity, not only of the crampon’s frame but of each individual point as well.

Four “anti-shear” points, perpendicular to the line of the boot, improve security during descents. The crampons are fully adjustable by hand, without tools and one size fits all. G12 is easily collapsed for transportation.

By placing a bolt (included) through the front of the arch piece, it will remain centred, reducing the overall length of the collapsed crampon. In addition, the entire adjustment mechanism may be replaced with a simple nut and bolt; while this reduces weight, future length adjustments will require tools.

The ratio between quality, strength and weight is quite impressive; G12 is a true all-purpose crampon. It represents the State of the Art in production – the result of 70 years of experience in design and manufacturing.

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