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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
"Grivel Alpine & Ice Climbing Air Tech -Step-in 756559. 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."
The Air Tech Crampon by Grivel is part of a new generation of crampons. Ten points in contact with ice while you're walking, 12 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 angulation to maintain bite when descending or traversing sideways. The crampons points Are short and designed for the new requirements of "mixed modern's" alternating ice and rock. Sharp points Are ideal for anchoring on ice "cauliflowers" and when in traction or adherence. Even the soles of the most modern boots Are perfectly covered. Semi-rigid model in one adjustable size. The bar can be regulated by hand, in two different lengths. These New versions have a new binding made in "bi-components" giving greater efficiency and lightness. It is really an "all seasons" crampon, very light and takes up a minimum of space as it folds up completely on itself. The Specs 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: New Classic Antibott: Included
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.
This hybrid design combines the benefits of 10 and 12-point models in one crampon.