User Review: Grivel 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.