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.
G12 Cramp O Matic
A classic 12-point crampon designed for general mountaineering, alpinism, mixed ice , rock climbing, and moderate waterfall routes.
The four points that are perpendicular to the crampon rails, prevent shearing in soft snow and improve security while descending (facing outward). The crampons are fully adjustable by hand, without tools and one size fits all.
G12 is easily folded for transportation.
The G12 crampon is delivered with the Antibott included.
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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.
|1040 g / 36.68 oz|
|Ideal Uses||Technical Mountaineering / Alpine|
|Front Points||Horizontal Dual |
|Front Point Offset||No|
|Number of Points||12|
|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.
No voice explanation but the video shows all the features of Cramp O Matic binding system.
This video shows how to sharpen your crampon correctly.
In all, I (along with many clients) found these spikes perfect for everything from
moderate water ice to long glacier routes to mixed alpine climbs. If a single pair
of do-it-all crampons is what you're after, then the G12s won't let you down.
Pros: Versatile; excellent antibott plate design that prevents balling; durable.
Cons: Trimming the sizing bar may be necessary to compress the crampons fully