Great all around crampon. I have been using my G14…
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $60
Great all around crampon.
- Penetrates ice well
- The step-in binding fit my boot very well.
- Resists balling up
- Not much
I have been using my G14 for three years now for mostly ice climbing.
It has a semi rigid design that really is good, it walks/hikes better than a full rigid, and still climbs WI 4/5 really well. I find that a full rigid like the Rambos do better on steep ice but then full rigids hike like crap.
The points easly adjustable form dual point to monopoint.
The bindings adjust with no extra tools. I just use the strap on the heel bale for more control.
Overall I would rate this a crampon a A for ease of use and performance.
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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.
Free Shipping. Grivel G14 Cramp-O-Matic Crampon Package SPECIFICATIONS of the G14 Cramp-O-Matic Crampon Package by Grivel N Points: 11-12 Material: Chromolly steel 3D Stamp: Yes Front Points: forged Rigied Semirigid: Semi-rigid Asymetric: Yes Weight: 34.35 oz. Boot Size: 36-47 Binding System: Cramp-O-Matic Antibott: Included
The Grivel G14 Crampons combine the technical performance of hot-forged, vertical front points with the low-profile, collapsible frame of the G12 to make an altogether fresh, modular, and customizable crampon suited to many climbing disciplines. This product will be shipped directly from Grivel and will leave their warehouse in 2-3 business days. Eligible for UPS ground shipping only.
Whether you're ascending ice or trudging across glaciers, the semi-rigid G14 Crampons from Grivel take both in stride. Forged points penetrate hard ice with less vibration, while configurable front points go mono or dual depending upon the angle of ice.
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