Grivel G10 New Classic 2009

The very flexible plate and the substantial thermoplastic cradles make the Grivel G10 New Classic an ideal crampon for winter hill-walking. The 10 spikes are arrayed well to deal with moderately angled snow and the odd venture onto ice. There’s 3D relief stamping throughout for extra strength too. The crampons are supplied with nifty Grivel AntiBott anti-balling plates, which pop out the snow before it has a chance to ball up under you. These plates can also be replaced without the need for tools, which is useful for travellers through the mountains. The binding system is two thermoplastic cradles fastened with a strap, which makes fitting simple. A good set of instructions with diagrams also ensures fitting is easy. But the Grivel G10 New Classic is an out-and-out walking crampon that is a little too flexible for steeper terrain.

Classification C1
Materials NiCroMo Steel
Sizes one size to fit 36-47
Weight 850g pair with anti-balling plates
Made in Italy
Stores in the UK no info provided
Stockist details tel. (0191) 296 0212, www.mountainboot.co.uk
Verdict
The Grivel G10 New Classic is a perfect crampon for winter hill-walking, glacier travel and high-altitude trekking.

Review by Jeremy Ashcroft
First published in Trail magazine January 2009