Grivel Air Tech
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When a mountaineering trip takes you across varied terrain, don't be held back by crampons that are too technical or not technical enough. Grivel Air Tech Crampons use shortened underfoot points and full-length front points to roll the advantages of 10- and 12-point crampons into one package. Tool-less length adjustments allow the Air Tech Crampons to be used on several different boots, and fine-tuned heel adjustments (newmatic) assure a perfect fit. Grivel also includes Antibott plates to keep snow from balling up under these crampons.
On Sale. Free Shipping. Grivel Air Tech GSB Crampon (Fall 2010) SPECIFICATIONS of the Air Tech GSB Crampon by Grivel N Points: 10+2 Material: Chromolly steel 3D Stamp: Yes Front Points: 2 Rigid/Semirigid: Semi-rigid Asymetric: Yes Weight: 31.3 oz. Boot Size: 35-46 Binding System: GSb Antibott: Included ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.
The Grivel Air Tech are new generation of "all condition" crampons. Ten points in contact with the ice while you are walking, 12 points that bite into the slope during traverses. This has been made possible because the third pair of points are shorter and wider apart. On top of this the last two front points have a double angulations to maintain bite when descending or traversing. The crampon points on the bottom are short and designed for the new requirements of "mixed modern's" alternating ice and rock making walking easier and more efficient. The front points are long like the G12 for vertical ice. A true all conditions crampon.
A well known system which relies on a nylon speed lever in the rear and a stainless steel front bale to hold the boot Quick to put on these bindings are perfect for plastic mountaineering boots that have a rigid sole and substantial heel and toe welts The stainless steel safety strap which was invented by Grivel is permanently mounted on the front bale and prevents total loss of the crampon should it be forced off the boot
Shorter underfoot spikes make the semi-rigid Air Tech Crampons from Grivel extremely functional when you're alternating between rock and ice. The short spikes reduce leverage when used with current, lightweight footwear while the front and secondary points are full-length for handling technical terrain. Three binding options.
- Mountain Gear