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Beginner alpinists will revel in the simplicity of the Grivel G1 Crampon as much as they revel in the ascent. Whether the day's agenda consists of top-roping a technical ice project or traversing a glacier, aspiring climbers can get right to work without wasting time thanks to an incredibly simple and reliable single-strap system.

  • Carbon steel construction provides durability and longevity over the course of many trips
  • Anti-balling plates prevent dangerous snow and ice buildup
  • Semi-rigid design allows for necessary minimal flex without sacrificing integrity and reliability

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does anyone know of a crampon that would...

does anyone know of a crampon that would fit over a wide snowboard boot?

Which crampon is the better choice- the...

Which crampon is the better choice- the Grivel G1 or the Black Diamond Contact? Grivel uses carbon steel and the Contact uses stainless steel. Will one have more longevity than the other? Hoping someone will have an opinion or some experience with these crampons. Thanks.

Best Answer

Carbon steel, also known as "mild steel", will rust unless kept lightly oiled. All crampons pretty much work the same. You pay extra for stainless which is less prone to rust and for features such as more points and better straps and retainer systems. Which is the best choice depends on how often you will be using them, how fast do you want to put them on and take them off . Care of the Grivel G10 is really minimal. A couple of times during the season and at the end and beginning, I just give the metal a spray with DuPont Teflon Multiuser spray lube which dries to a non sticky finish. Good luck!

Will the strap versions take a burton ruler...

Will the strap versions take a burton ruler snowboard boot?

A strap crampon like this should go on any boot. you will probably need to get extended center bars if you have big feet though.