The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.
G10 New Matic
A light-weight, universal crampon. G10 is designed to meet the classical demands of general mountaineering. It is perfect for ski touring, trekking, or for women and children (whose small boots don't require many points underneath them). The crampons are fully adjustable by hand, without tools and one size fits all. G10 folds easily for transportation.
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|Weight per Pair (g / oz)|
Weight per Pair (g / oz)
In grams and ounces, the weight of both crampons together, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
If there are differences in weight (due to multiple sizes or optional accessories) we'll note those here.
|820 g / 28.92 oz|
|Ideal Uses||Glacier Travel / Mountaineering|
|Front Points||Horizontal Dual |
|Front Point Offset||No|
|Number of Points||10|
|Main Material||Chromolly Steel|
|Crampon Case||Sold Separately (see the case here)|
|Heel Spur Attachment||None made for this model|
The main climbing gear certifications are CE and UIAA--and normally the UIAA creates the rules that the CE body also supports. When possible, we try to list all the certifications the product carries.
To sell a climbing product in Europe, the device must be CE certified. There are no official requirements to sell climbing gear in the US. The UIAA certification is a voluntary process.
This video shows how to sharpen your crampon correctly.
The G10s are a workhorse crampon – durable, dependable, and comfortable as long as they are used within their intended usage zone. If you plan on climbing steeper snow couloirs over 35 degrees or ice, you should think about a more aggressive crampon. If you need a crampon for long approaches over mellow to moderate slope angles that can handle anything from dry glacier to sloppy corn snow, get this crampon. You won’t be disappointed.
Grivel has updated its classic G10 mountaineering spikes with a more secure heel spring called the Moletta, which locks the crampons down in the rear, so there is no accidental disengagement between the boot and the ’pon. The Moletta is also completely tool-free and “easier to adjust than other spring-pin systems I’ve used,” said one tester.