Grivel G-14 New-matic, $140 (retail $230) The incredible versatility and supreme technical performance of the Grivel G14 Crampon make it a favorite for steep ice climbing and burly alpine ascents. Its two vertical front points have excellent ice penetration, and hot-forging makes them strong enough to stand up to repeated bashings on too-thin ice. The G14 Crampon can also be configured with a mono point for mixed and highly technical ice climbing—no extra parts required.
-Can be set up with single or dual front points
-Anti-balling plates included
-Hooded front point increases shear resistance in steep snow