Grivel G12 NewMatic Crampon (+ABplates)
Reliable, easy to wear and good value
Easy to attach and remove both with gloves and in the cold. Used in and around Mt Blanc on both snow and rock and were solid and reliable throughout. Simple to adjust and had confidence in using them despite being a novice.
23 December 2014
Good, all round crampon
Good, all rounded crampon. Have used it for 2 seasons in Alps on snow and mixed routes up to grade D. A little on heavy side compared to alu crampons, but very robust and trustworthy. Some steel crampons (made by american companies) seem to be lighter, but they have shorter points!
21 July 2014
Fantastically practical whilst remaining simple to use
So I recently purchased a pair of the G12's having previously borrowed a pair for my first Himalayan summit of Island Peak 6189m. They worked faultlessly back then so the decision to buy a pair was simple. If you want an effective crampon that can be put on quickly (even with gloves on) and last the distance without having to be adjusted; this is a great, simple pair of crampons. My advice to potential future buyers is to pre set them in a comfortable environment and then get out there and have fun on your adventure! Having just been to Scotland in them, my pair are now eagerly awaiting the cold of Mt Elbrus, Russia and the beautiful slopes of Ama Dablam, Nepal. Happy climbing to you all.
28 January 2013