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Versatile, fully-adjustable, and inexpensive, the G10 will take you up no matter what.

Grivel designed its G10 Crampon for a wide range of uses whether you're mountaineering, ski touring, trekking, traveling across glaciers, or keeping an extra pair for a beginning buddy. Made with Cro-Moly steel, the G10 is lightweight and flexible so it won't add much weight to your pack on an alpine adventure. Its New-Classic attachment system is so easy that Grivel debated whether or not it needed instructions. All you have to do is open the durable Zytel Dupont plastic harness, slide your boot in, and secure it tightly with one pull. This aspect, along with the inexpensive price, makes the G10 an excellent crampon for beginners and experts.

Another fantastic feature on the G10 is the Active anti-balling system. This system clears snow from your foot every step you make so you get maximum traction on every slippery slope and security when you need it most. With two front points and minimal points underneath the G10, this crampon will suit children and others with smaller feet who don't require as many points as big-footed people. The G10 is fully adjustable thanks to its flex bar, but it doesn't fold over on itself when it comes time to stash it in your pack.

  • Cro-Moly steel
  • New-Classic attachment system
  • Zytel DuPont harness
  • Active anti-balling system
  • Two front points
  • Flex bar
  • One size fits all

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Gday Guys.
I was hoping to find a crampon that will fit both my Size 10 snowboard boots and my size 10 scarpa mountaineering boots. Am I just going to have to get two seperate sets of crampons or is there some kind of wonder set available?

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Yo Tim,
Look to get Camp's basic $99 universal crampon. Ir will fit the bill. Make sure it is the one with straps in front and rear, not a semi or full auto model. let me know if you need anything else. My fellow BC friend/roommate can help too. He had your same dilemma. Thanks!

5 5

Bites like the fangs on a cobra...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great general mountaineering crampon. Excels on mixed routes and holds an edge. Tough and very strong construction. The crampon is easy to adjust to fit a variety of footwear, the strap/buckle is easy to use even in gloved hands, and the anti-balling plates are solid.

When adjusted to the size 13 slot they fit my mondo size 29.5 BD Quadrant ski boots as well for skimountaineering.

I use them chiefly in the Alps. Here ascending the Gouter Ridge above Tete Rousse.

Bites like the fangs on a cobra...

Will this fit under a size 13 snowboard boot? Should I go with the classic-wide?

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Optometrist Prime,

First and foremost, that is one of the best user names I've seen on here. Bravo.

But to answer your question, for a size 13 snowboard boot, you'll definitely want the "New Classic Wide" option as it will have a wider toe piece for fitting your snowboard boot.

Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead

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Thank you Jared! I've got the G10s now, and they fit my large size 13 Burton snowboard boots. A person could consider getting the extended center bar for a slightly cleaner fit, but the New Classic Wide works fine. Appreciate your help!

I'm debating between the Grivel G-12's and G-10's. I'll be doing Shasta (Avalanche Gulch) this spring, training climbs in the Sierras/Tahoe area, and then hopefully Mt. Baker and Olympus in the upcoming years. The G-12's seem like a great all-around crampon, but if they're more crampon than I'll need for my climbs then I'd love to save some weight and $$ by going with the G-10's. What do you think?

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The G-10's will work for your moderate snow and ice fields. Hard to put an angle on it as it depends on your experience and balance. You will get away with most adventures is what I am saying. With that being said for another $45.00 you can buy the last pair of crampons you will ever need to purchase (unless you get into technical ice routes) as they are guaranteed for life. Should you ever get into moderate ice climbing or more technical mountaineering routes the G-12 is going to suit you better. I'd say if you dont mind starting with the G-10, with the understanding that you are going to purchase a full on 12 point crampon in the next few years depending on your excitement and ambition in the sport it would be the way to go.

You can call or email me directly. 801-736-6398, or

Looking for crampons that are durable and light enough to throw in my pack when ski touring around the Eastern Sierra and Southern Cascades when the approaches get a bit too firm/steep for skinning. Will the G10's do the trick? Are the G12's more for serious mountaineering? I'm likely to get some new AT boots in the next few months but with a one size fit should I be looking at the New-Matic; Classic or Classic-Wide model for my ski boots? Thanks!

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These would be a great choice for general mountaineering/ski mountaineering. The G12's are meant for all around mountaineering and lower angle ice. Personally I would go with the new-matics as those will work the best on AT boots. Full rubber straps on plastic AT boots don't fit all that well together, and can slip when kicking in a hard step. The wire heel bail will help keep this securely on your boot.
If you are interested in picking up a set of these or have other questions please shoot me an email or give me a call.
Dan Gates
Expert Gearhead
Office: 800-409-4502 ext. 4491

Grivel G10 on Snowboard Boots!

Grivel G10 on Snowboard Boots!

Happy hour along the hike up for some summer turns on Hood! These are the G10 New Classics on my W size 10 snowboard boots :)

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Awesome picture Bex !!!

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5 5

Great low-tech crampon for snowboarding!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I got these mainly for approach hiking to snowboard on the glaciers of Mt. Hood... when that magnificent summer snow starts getting too corn-y/slushy for snowshoes and I want traction more than float, these are exactly what I need to get up and across the glacier for some earned turns. Might be a bit overkill for the daytime conditions right now as it's pretty doable in just yaktrax, but I like to feel like a mountain goat; traction makes me happy. In the early morning when the snow was still super crusty they were a dream. The plates really keep any snow from balling up under your feet, they're super easy to put on and they're pretty lightweight. Fit perfectly with my women's thirtytwo sz. 10 snowboard boots. I put them on, walked a few hundred feet, re-tightened them and was good to go for the entire rest of the approach. Haven't tried hard boots or anything more technical with them; they seem more like an entry-level crampon (10 points, no clips), but for the purposes I'm using them for, I dig 'em! Word to the wise, wear tighter pants or gaiters with them as I overlooked this last time and put a hole in my gore-tex pants! Doh!

Looking for some crampons to wear with my...

Looking for some crampons to wear with my (women's size 10) snowboard boots - will these work? Thanks!

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These are made to fit a size 46 boot. Your boots should be fine even with the extra thickness of being a snowboard boot.

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Thanks Wayne! I got em, and they fit great with both my snowboard and my regular thick boots! :)

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How is the "walkability" in these? I am...

How is the "walkability" in these? I am between these and the Grivel Air Techs. I want something that can handle occasional technical obstacles and icy trails in the Adirondack High Peaks. Like 30 to 70 degree trails to man sized boulders and ice floes to 10 foot vertical ice-covered rock scrambles.

So it looks like these are the way to go...

So it looks like these are the way to go for fitting a good crampon on a snowboard boot. My question is,I have size 10 32's. So pretty standard size 10 boot. Should I go for the wide? Or does the standard new classic have enough adjustibility to fit that heel in there?

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Hey Sam!
that can depend on which model of boot you have. If you have the ultralights standard will be fine. If you have wider boot like the teamtwo's you will want the wide. I am sending you an email to help you get the fit on these dialed in.

Office: 800-409-4502 ext. 4491

4 5

Get the clip for ski boots

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The new-classic did not work well with regular alpine ski boots 325 BSL - overall length was a little short and straps came loose over time. Not sure how the new-matic would fit. I replaced with BD contact clips and they are a thousand times better.

whats the difference between the new-matic...

whats the difference between the new-matic and the new-classic strapping style on the GRIVEL g-10 cramp-ons..
Will one be better to fit over snowboard boots in comparison to the other?

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Thanks for your question. The New Classic is the variant you want for fitting the G10 Crampons over snowboard boots. The heel connecting piece is what differs between the two. With the New-matic you have a hard metal bar that does not conform to the heel.

Grivel designed the New classic so that if can accommodate wider heels on boots such as snowboard boots. so I would go for those!

5 5

Fits and works well

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Just because the winter snowpack is turning into solid corn and the resorts are closed, it doesn't mean you have to put the board away until next winter. As a snowboarder, there aren't too many options when it comes to snowboard crampons but that's okay because these work well. I have size 12 boots and the wide version crampons fit although it's definitely towards the end of its rope lengthwise. Getting them on is very straightforward so no complaints there. This past September I climbed the Middle Teton Glacier in GTNP to get my september turns and these allowed me to just march straight up the steep, icy, firm glacier. I will say that front pointing wasn't as secure as I would have liked but I think that is due to having a soft boot, not necessarily the crampon's fault. Something to consider when snowboard mountaineering. Time to start climbing!

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G10 Wide + DC Ludge (28.5)