An evolution in the species. The G-14 crampons combine the technical performance of forged vertical frontpoints, with the low profile collapsible frame of the G-12, to make an altogether fresh modular and customizable crampon suited to many climbing disciplines.
Grivel's success and experience with the Rambo crampons reinforces the validity of forged points: they penetrate hard ice better, with less vibration and offer the opportunity to combine vertical and horizontal axis.
Front points are simple to configure on the G14 allowing the user to build mono or dual point crampons and replace worn points easily. The low profile of the crampon frame places the climber's foot closer to rock or ice and is less prone to balling up.
At last alpine climbing crampons with the technical performance of their ice and modern mixed counterparts.
I brought these for a winter alpine mountaineering trip to the french alps and absolutely loved these. We mainly stuck to ice climbing and these were perfect. Couldn't recommend them highly enough. Brilliant service!