Crampons are an essential part of winter hill and mountain walking kit, providing grip on snow and ice.
Here at Gear-Zone we have a selection of crampons and ice axes, from Grivel's classic G10 Crampon, ideal for walking, Grivel's Air Tech Crampon and the quintessential Grivel G14, for all day mountain use.
Our Crampon section also includes some slip-on crampons like the Grivel Spider Walking Spikes, and non-slip ice cleats and snow and ice shoe grips, which are ideal for everyday footwear and provide purchase on frozen winter pavements
Climbing enthusiasts will find everything they need here at Gear-Zone, where our selection of climbing equipment is second to none.
Crampons are designed for serious snow- and ice-climbing, where they are used to give extra traction and improve mobility.
From the first prototype over 100 years ago, commercialised a short time later by the founder of the Grivel brand, crampons have dramatically reduced the need for step-cutting on snow- and ice-bound mountain terrain.
Made of hardened steel, lightweight aluminium or a combination of the two, crampons come in different styles suitable for different types of boot.
Graded C1, C2 and C3, the specifications are relative to their flexibility and general compatibility with your chosen footwear.
C1 crampons are compatible with B1 boots, designed for sturdy hill-walking.
C2 crampons go with B2 boots, a stiffer climbing boot.
C3 crampons are designed to be used with a B3 boot, a fully rigid climbing and mountaineering boot.
There are many types of crampons on the market today, a far cry from Henry Grivel’s early pioneering efforts in the early 1900s. Read more.