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    12 Reviews


    Steep ice and burly mixed routes are a walk in the park for the Grivel G14.

    The incredible versatility and supreme technical performance of the Grivel G14 Crampon make it a favorite for steep ice climbing and burly alpine ascents. Its two vertical front points have excellent ice penetration, and hot-forging makes them strong enough to stand up to repeated bashings on too-thin ice. The G14 Crampon can also be configured with a mono point for mixed and highly technical ice climbing—no extra parts required.
    • Can be set up with single or dual front points
    • Anti-balling plates included
    • Hooded front point increases shear resistance in steep snow
    • Item #GRV0051
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    Never Felt So Safe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have been using these in place of my G10 crampons for a little bit more committing terrain and have to say I couldn't be more pleased. Naturally, the steel made by Grivel is wonderful and makes it so that you know that you'd have to take a jackhammer to them to actually damage them. The anti-balling plates are a must in my opinion to keep snow from balling up and ruining your day. And for those interested in progressing their ice skills, it is handy that the front points can be swapped out and turned into a mono-point.

    I have taken these up Mt. Hood and onto Rainier this year and couldn't be more stoked on how the performed, definitely my go to when the terrain gets spooky.

    Solid Crampons

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

    I haven't gotten to use these on real ice/technical terrain much yet so I can't fully comment, but I did mess around on mild slopes and ice berms by the parking lot and have been very happy with them. Super solid with La Sportiva Nepals and my Dynafit boots. Excited to get to use them on real ice soon.

    Built to last

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Burly crampon, works well in a variety of terrain. I prefer a monopoint for brittle ice and mixed climbing, but these get the job done everywhere else. Grivel definitely makes a quality product.

    Good on vertical ice

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Pretty standard crampon for a beginner or intermediate ice climber. If you're tired of borrowing / renting these are a nice option. I adjusted them for my wife to use with ease. Not a super experienced climber myself and I don't have a lot of comparisions to make but I will say these will fit boots up and past a 46. I've always needed an extender on BD crampons but I do not on these which is nice.

    My first piece of ice climbing equipment

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I got these about a year ago. Been climbing here in Alaska. These crampons are amazing. Great for glacier travel as well as climbing up to WI6 so far. I went from the double points to a single point and that makes dry tooling so much better also. Ive never had a malfunction with these and love that the front points are replaceable. The anti-bot system also works great: my first pair of borrowed cramps didnt have that and they definately got packed with snow.

    Stable and reliable

    The G14 is a standard for vertical ice and has stable front and secondary points to fight the pump on longer routes. Photo is on the second pitch of the Ames Ice Hose (WI5, M6), outside of Telluride, CO.

    Stable and reliable

    Solid Crampons

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been ice climbing for 3 years now and have only once had a problem with these crampons. They fit nice and tight on the boots (if you size them correctly). Although another reviewer has mentioned that they have had trouble on vertical ice with the front points not being long enough, I have never had that impression. I love that the front points can be changed from mono to dual point or replaced when needed. The only time I ever had a problem with these is during a multi-pitch waterfall climb where the front bracket popped out and my right crampon came off halfway up the second pitch. Back on the ground though, it was super easy to put the crampon back together (had "broken" into 4 pieces upon hitting the ground) even with my frozen stubby fingers. Would I buy these again a second time? Absolutely.


      Have used these for 4 seasons of east coast ice, they are easy to adjust, solid on the feet, and durable. Sharpen the front points once a season and they have been good to go. Not sure about other reviews stating these aren't for vertical ice, I mean, I don't get crazy out there, climb up to WI4, and these things do great. You can get a little more exposure of the front points if you move the toe bail back a hole. Bail is a little selective in the boots it fits, they are much more solid on the Nepal Evos than they my old Mad Rock ice boots. If they fit your boots, nothing better.

      Well balanced crampon's

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

      A friend of mine who knows much more about these things recommended these to me as a pair of crampons good for ice climbing as well as mountaineering.

      I've only had the opportunity to use them once so far and they've certainly worked great in my opinion.

      I used them to do some winter canyoneering down in southern Utah in a little canyon called Hidden Haven. I've been through this canyon in the winter before without crampons and so I do have that experience to compare them to.

      The hike in to the top of the waterfall is semi-arduous and can take anywhere from 1-2 hours depending on your confidence in the sketchy climb up. There was about 2-2 1/2 feet of fresh powder on the flatter parts of the hike/climb in and in other parts we were on completely exposed vertical rock faces and they kept me planted securely the whole time.

      There are four rappels on your way out of the canyon, the first being about 90 feet of frozen waterfall with the others varying in length around 20-30 feet or so. All three rappels the crampons did precisely what they're designed to do.

      I have yet to give them a try on actual ice climbing but my experience with them so far has been fantastic.

      Great durable crampons, not for vertical ice.

        Used them for alpine mixed climbing and ice climbing. They are great for mixed technical climbing, very durable.
        The only disadvantage are too short front points. These become obvious in vertical ice, where the step is not secure enough.
        Otherwise great all-around crampons, but not for serious ice climbing.

        Wonder if Grivel offers longer front points?

        I swapped the front bail for a narrow BD bail to bring the front and secondary points out far enough to climb steep ice, secondary points are now even with the front of the bool. I have #10 LS Nepals.

        Best allround

          I have climbed WI grade 6 and up to TD Alpine mixed grounds on these crampons: they never failed to perform. Climbing now for over 30 years I never had a pair more versatile. Even on glacier strolls they are useful, since the anti bot system does its job. If you are a serious climber wanting only one pair of crampons, these are the ones to get, period.

          island peak

          descending from island peak, These Crampons are really good, didnt have to worry about snow build up under my boots, They are real sharp, sometime i struggle to get a good grip, for they kept on slicing right through the ice.

          island peak

          Love Them

            These are light, fit securely, and are easy to switch from dual to mono. I haven't owned another pair of crampons, so I am not sure I can make a fair comparison, but these have been great to me.Mine came without the mono spacers. I called Grivel and they sent them to me for free, along with a sweet sticker. I <3 good customer service. Just bumped my review to five stars.I tried to fit these to my GF's size 5 boots and the extension bar ran into the rear points of the crampon. I had to file them down. When I bought a pair specifically for her boots, they had already been cut down substantially in a similar fashion, so it was not a problem specific to my pair; they just aren't made for tiny boots right out of the box.

            Love Them


              These babies are the best! Technical Ice is perfect... I brought two pairs for myself and one pair for a climbing friend of which we are both in New Zealand. They bite in well, clip on excellent - the best fitting clip on (cramp-o-matic) crampons I have ever owned. Simple transition from dual to mono point. The anti-bots are SUCH an improvment over the older model anti-bots which were hard heavy plastic ones (of which it was better to use an cutdown icecrean lid). These are lightweight, strong, and flexible, and well designed! Possibly slightly heavier than other brands, but when you need to deliver the is all go!!! The strap-on over the top of the boot is also excellent preventing loss! Just buy them. They work for you!

              Is it possible to use the G14 front with the G12 back? I want to upgrade my G12s to something more suitable for vertical ice.

              Hi Joindc!

              Great to hear from you, thanks for reaching out to us with your question!

              It is entirely possible to switch these but that is not recommended by the manufacturer.

              Need more info/beta? Want help getting geared up for your next adventure? Feel free to reach out to me directly @

              Will these fit Salewa Pro Guide boots? Also, can they work for walking on glaciers as well?


              Thanks for your question and giving us a chance to work with you!

              These will defintiely fit the Pro Guides and you can use them for walking on Glaciers as well but they're a little bit overkill for glacier walking. These are designed for Mixed and Ice climbing at a reasonably high level of difficulty. That being said though you could really use these for any kind of snow or ice climbing.

              Need more info/beta? Want help getting geared up for your next adventure? Feel free to reach out to me directly @

              Will these attach to Atomic Waymaker 110's (Mono: 26.5)? I'll be hiking a ravine with variable ice and snow conditions.


              These should fit on those boots with no problem. If you have any other questions or would like to get an order set up contact me at the info below:

              Dan Gates

              Expert Gearhead

              Office: 800-409-4502 ext. 4491


              Do the New-Matic fit well w on TNF Verbera Backpacker GTX?



              Will the new matic bindings fit the la...

              Will the new matic bindings fit the la sportiva batuara 2.0's?

              You would probably be better off going with a full step-in with the Sportiva Batura's since you have both the tow and the heel welt on those boots. That doesn't mean that this hybrid version wouldn't also work, its just you will not have the extra security of a full step in with the hybrid.

              What size boots will these crampons...

              What size boots will these crampons fit?

              Hello, How would these fit on a Lowa...


              How would these fit on a Lowa Mountain expert GTX boot? In addition to vertical climbs, do they perform well for more general mountaineering?

              Best Answer

              These crampons will fit fine on the Lowa Mountain Expert boots because the boots are a stiff mountain boot with both toe and heel welts to accommodate for a step-in crampon, such as the G14 Cramp-o-matic. These crampons have reinforced vertical front points, so they can climb vertical ice with solid bite, but are versatile enough for general mountaineering as well. They may be a bit heavy for general glacier travel but would perform well as an alpine climbing crampon that can be used in a variety of terrain.

              Hi! You can send the items by express...


              You can send the items by express mail in Russia?



              Best Answer

              Hey Dennis, no offense but Russia makes it really hard to ship to since they put a lot of restrictions on what they will accept across their boarders. What can be shipped is based on where it was manufactured. Since about 98% of the stuff we sell is manufactured in a country that Russia will now allow, we are forced to not risk it and we just do not ship to Russia. Sorry.

              Will the G-14 new-matics fit on the La...

              Will the G-14 new-matics fit on the La Sportiva Nepal Evo boot? One reviewer (Mountain Gear)says that they do not fit many boots (Sportiva Trango S Evo, Scarpa Triolet light mtn. boots, plastic Koflachs or Sportiva Makalus). Another opinion I heard is: "The new matic would work, but since the Nepal boots have front and rear welts, the cramp-o-matic is a much more secure connection, and is going to be faster to put on and take off... Better system overall for that sort of thing". Everyone agrees on this?

              The heel welts mean that either crampon would work for your boots. The front welt means that cramp-o-matic would work very well, with the new-matic would also work just fine. Because it has the heel welt, both crampons would be secure. If you have multiple pairs of boots you might use it on, get the new-matic, otherwise, get the cramp version.

              Just wondering if anyone has used the...

              Just wondering if anyone has used the Grivel G14 with alpine or ski touring boots and could comment on the fit with respect to these boots? Do they work well for this application?

              There are such a wide variety of boots that it is hard to comment - they can fit some boots, need extender bars for others, and some are just out of the question (which is why they sell the set specifically designed for ski boots).

              I would ask the question more along the lines though is why are you looking at crampons that are geared more towards vertical ice as opposed to something that is geared more towards ski or general mountaineering? If you are using on approaches to ski - you want something with front points that are more broad and may want to consider an aluminum crampon depending on your needs (if only using to cross where there is little rock) as they are much lighter. If you are looking for a do everything crampon, check out the new Petzl line as they have a system now with straps and bails.

              Will the g14 with the GSB binding work...

              Will the g14 with the GSB binding work with Scarpa Triolet pro gtx boots?

              Hi John , the short answer is no . The GSB binding includes a steel prong that needs to slide into a hole in the front of the climbing boot . As far as I know the only boot that was offered with that set up in the US was the Scarpa Summit . I bought a pair of Scarpa Cumbre boots in Europe and got some GSB crampons to fit them . Backcountry may have some Summits still in stock if you ask them . Good Luck .

              Anyone have any idea if Backcountry will...

              Anyone have any idea if Backcountry will restock the g14 with the cramp-o-matic binding? They haven't had anything but new-matic all season.

              So i received these crampons with an...

              So i received these crampons with an attachment system i've never seen before. Instead of the metal or plastic straps on the front, they have a non-adjustable, small metal hook in the front of the boot, which looks like you are supposed to slide into your boot? I own the nepals, and no such hole to slide this hook into exists on those boots, so i am not sure what to do or how these work. A picture of these crampons with an example of this system can be found on the amazon page for these crampons. Anyone have any ideas?

              I own a pair of the New-Matics G-14's which...

              I own a pair of the New-Matics G-14's which worked great on a trip to the Alps, but found that when I had to rent boots for a second climb (euro-47), I could not extend the bar enough to make the boots fit (as my euro-46 size boots proved too small on a previous climb and caused some vicious hammer-toe and blisters).

              Is there a kit available to convert the new-matic to a cramp o' matic version in order to adapt them to an alpine ski boot for AT? Also is there an extra-long bar available to adapt them to larger boots? A longer bar would probably be needed for the extra length of ski boots anyways... Ideas?

              I own a pair of the New-Matics G-14's which...

              Will these crampons work good on glaciers...

              Will these crampons work good on glaciers as well as technical ice?Will they work good for technical ice in the new matic form???

              I have a friend that uses new matic g14 for technical ice and really likes them. As far as gracier travel they are a bit aggressive. If you use them for that keep them dual point. The antil bots ore quite good on them.

              The vertical points on these crampons don't give as much purchase when being used on glaciers or steep snow. If you're looking for an all around crampon however this is a good option.

              The new-matic version shouldn't climb any worse than the automatic. It just depends on the type of boot you're fitting them on. Pretty much all real "Ice Boots" have a toe and heal bail that will take an automatic crampon.

              I have thought about buying these or BD...

              I have thought about buying these or BD Cyborg pro. What are the mainly diffrences and the best choice? Thanks

              These are both similar and very capable crampons. The anti bots work very well on both with a slight advantage to G14s. Both can be converted to dual or mono point. The BDs have more adjustability in the bails which is nice in the front in particular to adjust exactly where your toes are. That was my main reason for going with BDs but either will be a very solid crampon.