The Grivel Air Tech Crampons take on any icy or snowy terrain.
- Full-strap design works with any boots
- Anti-balling plates eliminate sticking snow that could compromise traction
- Horizontal front point provides better stability in steep neve
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Share your thoughts
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The Air Tech front points well and is wonderful on traverses. Great for general mountaineering and steep trails.
They are a very versatile crampon that with the right boot, can handle short pitches of vertical ice up to WI 3, though there are much better choices for vertical ice, like the G22.
I want to add some info regarding fitting to double boots. I just got a pair of Koflach Arctis Expe. The Air Tech will not fit (size 9UK). The standard bars are ONE HOLE too short. Longer bars are needed for, at least, these boots, and I'd suspect most other doubles.
I will mostly be doing mountaineering up to 7500m, ascend, descend, traverse on glaciers, snow, rocks etc, mayb some ice climbing, but most likely not much at all.
I have Scarpa Phantom 8000 US10 size & Scarpa Triolet Pro US9.5 size boots.
- Was wondering if these Grivel Air Tech Crampons with NEW-MATIC binding will fit both boots?
or a different binding is bettter?
- And if they are the best crampons for my intended use?
or offerings from Petzl or Black Diamonds are better?
Thank you everyone for assistance.
These are going to be great for you... you may want a G12 also
But I would ALWAYS choose a Black diamond Sabertooth. The sabertooths are so veritale it will blow your mind!!!! Everything from vertical ice....to glacier traverses, to glissading...to ski mountaineering.
I believe that petzl also makes a comperable crampon to the air-techs
I can use this Crampon in a THE NORTH FACE MEN'S DHAULAGIRI II GTX®
It will pair nicely with these boots but a word of caution...tose boots arnt meant for crampons so dont beat the crap out of them
Grivel Airtech crampons on first trip. The smile says it all!
If you have a larger shoe size than 10US, you will need longer center bars. At the largest setting, they just squeeze onto my Salomon Quest 4D GTX, size 10. I have the new classics.
Can't decide between these or the BD sabretooth. Looking for a crampon that will let me to vertical ice as well as ski mountaineering. Any recommendations?
These are rigid enough for short stretches on vertical ice, but I think you'll want a really stiff boot to match.
Will the New Classics be back in stock this week, or can I backorder them? I'm pulling the trigger Thurs on these and a pair of axes, and I'd like to get it all from you guys.
Inventory questions tend to sit idle on the item page for what seems like forever. Click on the gray "Chat Now" box on the upper right of the page; a customer service rep will be able to answer your question immediately. Good luck.
I spent a little extra on these compared to basic BD I was looking at, I used them on one mixed climb and they performed flawlessly on ice, snow, slush and rock. I wear mens 11 Asolo mid weight hikers and they fit perfectly at the longest setting hole, any larger and you better consider an extended bar. The balling plates worked great (no need for tapping).
I love these so far and would recommend them to any other aspiring novice mediocre alpinist ;)
Update: To fit my plastic double boots, I refitted with Grivel Valter Long Bars. See product / reviews here at BC.
Good on mixed and vertical ice. Some technical features not seen on other crampons. Good on the down hill with points set to support that. Moderate length on all points so they are very good on mixed. Grivels typically fit most boots better than some other brands. If you want to do a lot of mixed get the Tech....if all you do is ice get the G12.
Will the new-classics work if I upgrade to something that would also work with the new-matic? e.g. the la sportiva glacier?
I read all the raving reviews and talked to a gear expert about it as I am a complete novice when it comes to crampons although I've been hiking in the mountains during winter for years. I'm sure for ice climbing, these are great but for me they are cumbersome and take a while to strap on (I got the New Classic as my Lowa Banff won't take the New Matic) - in freezing cold it's a problem and sometimes I don't put them on or take them off because of that. The real "deal breaker" is that they kept getting caught in my snow pants and once I tripped and almost tumbled all the way down - good thing there was plenty of snow to break the fall. :) I read some other reviews about Hillsound Trail Pro and Hillsound Cypress 6 - I'll try the latter first and see if they do the trick (without the front points and with all points 1cm shorter, they may just work for my intended purpose).
Write your question here...Has any one tried to use these on snowboard boots. how did they perform?
I've used them on snowboard boots. It takes a bit of finagling to get them to fit right, but they worked. I guess it depends on how big your boots are - Mine are Women's 8. I read other reviewers say that these might not fit a boot larger than a Men's 10.
I've been to two mountains in the Adirondacks with those - some were pretty icy - and these crampons felt secure and rugged so far.
do the La Sportiva Glacier boots take the Grivel new-matic crampons or the new-classic
Those boots take the New-Matic crampons...Check em' out here:
Will these fit women's size 38 Kayland MXT boot?
Great fit due to detailed adjustments. New-matic design makes for quick put-on, while everyone else is still lacing up. Very well built and tough. All around best crampons for general mountain/ice use. Get the Antibott plates without delay, tremendous accessory to prevent snow build up and provides extra stability.
I wear a size 46.5 boot. Will these crampons fit?
I don't think they will fit. You would need an extender bar.
I'm mostly a backcountry skier/alpinist. These are great for both long walks on the flat, or climbing a coulior. Very very easy to adjust and use, good strapping. Although these are not supposedly for ski boot type applications, I use them that way as well as on my semi rigid semi-automatic type boots. Couldn't be happier.