The Grivel G14 New-Matic Crampons are ideal for technical mountaineering and ice climbing.
G14s combine the technical performance of forged, vertical frontpoints with the low profile, collapsible frame of the G-12 to make a modular, and customizable crampon suited to many climbing disciplines.
Grivelís experience reinforces the validity of forged points: they penetrate hard ice better, with less vibration, and offer the opportunity to combine vertical and horizontal axis. Front points are simple to configure on the G14, allowing you to build mono or dual point crampons and replace worn points easily.
The low profile of the crampon frame places your foot closer to rock or ice, and is less prone to balling up. At last, alpine climbing crampons with the technical performance of their ice and modern mixed counterparts. The G14 crampon is delivered with the Antibott included.New-Matic Bindings:
An evolution of the Cramp-O-Matic system which utilizes the C-O-M rear bale and lever. The plastic harness system is hinged to two front posts which retain the boot securely even if it has a shallow front welt, the welt is worn down completely or overboots are being used. It is a simple and efficient binding, far more versatile than the original Cramp-O-Matic. The harness is made from the strongest, most durable plastic available -Zytel DuPont, developed for the manufacture of alpine ski bindings - but obviously, it cannot last forever. So please, after long and severe use replace the harness the same way you would resole trekking boots or rock climbing shoes.
*When comparing price to other crampons, consider that Grivel G14 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.