Grivel are one of the most established and respected manufacturers of ice climbing equipment and mountaineering gear. Based in Mont Blanc since 1818, and utilising the latest technology, Grivel ice axes and Grivel crampons are available for a variety of activities.
We stock some of the best, like the Grivel G10 and Grivel G14 crampons, and their Salamander climbing helmets.
From a blacksmith’s forge at the foot of the highest mountain in the Alps, Grivel have become world leaders in the manufacture of crampons and ice axes.
The oldest company in existence making equipment for Alpinism and climbing, Grivel began forging agricultural tools in a small, metal-working factory in Courmayeur, near Mount Blanc, in 1810. Nearly 100 years later Henry Grivel commercialised the first crampon prototype, using re-forged railway ties which provided the best-quality steel around.
Today, their Cramp-o-Matic, Air Tech and New Classic crampons, along with Munro, Brenva and Matrix ice axes, are used by climbers and Alpinists everywhere, helping to forge their reputation as masters of their mountain craft.