The Grivel G12 New Classic Crampons are a classic 12-point crampon designed for general mountaineering, alpinism, mixed ice and rock climbing, and moderate waterfall routes.
The four points that are perpendicular to the crampon rails, prevent shearing in soft snow and improve security while descending (facing outward). The crampons are fully adjustable by hand, without tools and one size fits all. G12 is easily folded for transportation. Antibott plates included.
Despite the modern climber’s tendency to use crampons with more technical capacity and weight than necessary it should be remembered that virtually every “hard” alpine route in Alaska or Chamonix may be done with G12. The horizontal front points provide better support in hard snow than vertically oriented points so G12 is especially suited to maritime climates where rime ice (rather than water ice) is expected.
Without Anti-Bott - 1 lb 15.9 oz / 904g
With Anti-Bott - 2 lbs 3.6 oz / 1009gNew-Classic Bindings:
An evolution of the Classic binding. Both front and rear plastic harnesses are hinged to their respective retention posts and may be ''opened'' to facilitate attachment to the boot, then closed securely once the shoe is inside. The single strap closure system is so simple we may not need to provide instructions; the New Classic is thus ideal for first time users. The width of the rear harness adjusts to accommodate virtually any heel size. This system is simple and reliable, quick and easy, but it does take up a bit more space in the rucksack.
*When comparing price to other crampons, consider that Grivel G12 crampons come standard with Anti-Bott anti-balling plates. Anti-botts are flexible sheets that prevent snow build-up beneath the crampon. The Anti-bott is essential for safety in wet snow conditions.