When skiing and mountaineering meet, the Haute Route Ski Matic Crampon is the tool for the job.
With a bombproof, touring-boot-compatible design, the lightweight Grivel Haute Route Ski Matic Crampon lets intrepid ski mountaineers access high alpine terrain from the Sierras to the Alps. This 10-point crampon takes over when the ski track peters out and steep snow and ice are the task at hand.
- Horizontal front points increase shear resistance in steep snow
- Compatible with all AT boots
- Anti-balling plates included
- Q & A
Great on West Face of Shasta
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Just got these a couple weeks ago, and broke them in by pairing with my Dynafit Titans from Hidden Valley up Shasta's West Face.
These are the perfect tool for that job. Lightweight, securely attached without hassle, and handled the steep firm snow and rime, ice and even short pitch of front-pointing near the top of West Face.
Would you do vertical ice-climbing in them? Probably not, but I'd probably not have my ski-touring boots on, either!
Would these fit on mountaineering boots? Like the La Sportiva Nepal Evos?
These will definitely work with the La Sportiva Nepal Evos. If you look in the description on the left, you'll see that the "attachment type" is "step-in." This is as opposed to "strap-on" and means that it works sort of like a ski binding. When shopping for boots, look for "step-in" in the "crampon compatibility" section and you should be golden.
Great for steep snow climbing- not ice
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
These crampons are a great balance between the weight savings of an aluminium crampon and the strength and durability of steel.
The clip-on attachment system is very quick and intuitive to use and I save quite a bit of time putting them on/ taking them off compared with a universal strap style attachment.
One major downside is that the front points don't protrude very far in front of the toe when used with an AT boot- about 1cm. So don't expect to use these for leading any steep ice pitches. For steep, hard snow they are fantastic though
Will these fit on the Scarpa Tornado Eco...
Will these fit on the Scarpa Tornado Eco AT boots
Size 30 might be a stretch though.
Are Grivel Haute Route Crampons truly...
Are Grivel Haute Route Crampons truly "compatible with all AT boots"? The tension lever on the back of the crampon interferes with the back of my Scarpa Maestrales. See pic. Will tightening down the ankle straps suffice or should I look for different crampon?
Whew, thanks for posting this pic. I almost made a mistake buying these.
Will these work well with Dynafit Randonee...
Will these work well with Dynafit Randonee boots?
they definitely work with Dynafit TLT5.
Has anyone actually used these? if they...
Has anyone actually used these? if they are made specifically for ski mountaineering, then why do so many people use the cyborg or sabre? Kind of makes me wonder..
It's all personal preference. The Sabertooth is more versatile, can be used on many different boots. These are going to be a little more limiting with the single position of the toe wire bail. If you only do ski mountaineering then these would be a great purchase.
Will these work well with tele boots? ...
Will these work well with tele boots? Garmonts -
Nope. Check the answer on mec.ca The front clip is only 70mm wide
Those Canadians are on it!
I bought the Black Diamond Neve.
Does this fit on a telemark boot?
Does this fit on a telemark boot?
depends on the boot
NTN boots: yes
These crampons will go on my Scarpa TX-Pros, HOWEVER the fit is very dubious due to the toe welt being much wider than the crampons will allow in, resulting in minimum welt under the bail. I fully expect them to pop apart when the bellows flexes.
Also, I doubt they would work very well with 75mm.
Thanks for the replies, I have since switched to a dynafit setup, AT boots work just fine with the crampons I've got.