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 Grivel Crampons 
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 Grivel Crampons
I was given a pair of Grivel crampons. Never having used crampons I was curious whether I needed any special boots to wear these or will they mount on just about any winter boot? I currently wear Merrills when snow shoeing and know I will need a more robust winter boot before next winter hiking season
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Mon Feb 10, 2014 3:47 pm
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From that pic they look like an older model of the G-12 new-matic ones I have. Assuming the steel is still in good shape you will need a boot with a stiff sole and the grooves for a step in crampon. That strap is basically a leash in case they pop off so they won't get away and I don't believe would attatch them to your boot. Very quick in and out of though. Kind of like a ski boot and allows you to keep you hands much warmer than strap-ons.


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I'll second that. I'd say you need Mountaineering Boots for those.

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Joe, thanks. The steel is fine I believe they were used once.


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