We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Grivel G14 Crampon and summarize the results below:
PeakScore: 92 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.4 stars
Expert Rating: 5 stars
Number of Ratings Reviewed: 34
Pros & Cons
Reasons to buy:
- The steel is very long-lasting and durable.
- The anti-balling plates are effective at preventing snow buildup.
- Versatility is enhanced by being able to swap out the front points for a mono-point.
- Works well on various terrain.
- Fits well and are highly compatible with boots.
- The change between mono and dual front points is easy and convenient.
- Clean and sleek design.
- The horizontal frame prevents snow accumulation.
- The anti-balling plates to prevent snow buildup are made of durable material.
- The front points stick well into ice and the bottom points keep power while walking.
- The front point replace-ability is versatile and functional.
Reasons NOT to buy:
- Some users say they may not be the best on vertical ice due to the front points not being long enough.
- Some reports of the front bracket popping off occasionally; but it is easy to put back on.
- Slightly heavier than other crampon options.
- Doesn’t fit boots that have a rocker sole, which limits the versatility.
The Grivel G14 Crampon is a durable, functional, and versatile option. The G14 (with anti-balling plate) effectively resists snow buildup, works well on various terrain, and lets you switch between mono and dual front points easily and quickly. Despite the front points not being long enough for vertical ice climbing and being heavier, for those who don’t solely vertically climb, the high level of compatibility and versatility make this a great choice.
Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2.