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.
G22 Cramp O Matic
This crampon is the evolution with two front points of the G20 model that has established the new standard of lightness of the technical crampons. The new MONO-RAIL technology (patented) distributes the points in an intelligent and original way.
The lightest dual points tech crampon: 930gr. with front and rear antiballing!
Two hot forged front points
Patented MONORAIL technology
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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.
|925 g / 32.63 oz|
|Ideal Uses||Technical Mountaineering / Alpine Waterfall Ice|
|Front Points||Vertical 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 G22.
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.
If steep, technical ice flows make you shiver with delight, check out the Griven G22 Crampons ($225, grivel.com). One tester spent four days climbing fresh ice in Cody, Wyoming, and was amazed at how well the G22s (available in one size) penetrated dense water ice.