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As an independent store we are able to offer a far wider range of clothing, equipment and accessories than you will find in any of the bigger chain stores.

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Grivel make some of the finest mountaineering metalwork available and can be depended on to produce their climbing gear to a high standard throughout. Pivotal in developing stronger, yet lighter alloy metals, Grivel design and construct a variety of ice tools and crampons that allow the user to move safely and easily over ice and snow.
Look to Grivel for: Well constructed crampons and ice tools for technical ice climbing or winter walking ice axes and accessories.
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Grivel G12 New Matic Crampon

Grivel G12 New-matic are a modern day classic, probably one of the best all round mountaineering crampons available. Trustworthy Grivel metalwork.

Grivel Single Spring Leash with Rota

The Grivel Single Spring Leash with Rota is an elastic sling system to avoid losing tools when climbing on rock or ice. Now updated with a spinner to help prevent twisting.

Grivel Trigger

The Grivel Trigger is a great way of adding support whilst climbing. The Grivel trigger can be attached to the shaft of nearly any ice tool and bolts on securly with ease

Grivel G10 Lux New Classic Crampons

The classic walkers crampon, the Grivel G10 New Classic is perfect for winter walkers and mountaineers looking for a cost effective C1 crampon for tackling moderately technical terrain.

Grivel G10/12/14 Flex Bar

This flexible, multi-ply stainless steel bar replaces the rigid bar in Grivel G12 and G14 crampons to allow them to be fitted to B1 rated boots. 

Grivel Long Extension Bar 190mm

Designed to extend the size range of compatible Grivel Crampons, the 190mm Extension Bars lengthen the crampons for footwear size 44 (UK 10) and above.  Rigid Chromoloy Steel

Grivel Air Tech New Matic Crampons

The Grivel Air Tech NewMatic's are excellent multi purpose crampons. In many ways the ideal crampon for winter walking and mountaineering in the UK, and classic alpinism in the Europe. Stock Available

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Grivel Rope Station Bag

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Grivel Long Flex Bar 190mm

These multi ply steel flexi bars are ideal for fitting crampons to larger sized boots(44+). The Grivel Flex Bars also allow the use of more flexible boots and are compatible with all of the Grivel Crampon range.

Grivel Air Tech Lite NewMatic Crampons

These lightweight aluminium crampons are designed to be ultra light and compact, perfect for ski tourers. The Grivel AirTech Lite NewMatic Crampons feature a 12 point design with a semi auto rear heel clip. 

Grivel Crampon Safe Bag

The Grivel Cerampon Safe lets you safely stow away your crampons, protecting the contents of your rucksack.

Grivel Simple Double Spring Leash

The Grivel Simple Double Leash is a clever and lightweight design that is simple to use - all that is needed is your for you to add your own lightweight karabiner.

Grivel Crampon Crown Crampon Protectors

The Grivel Crampon's Crown covers the sharp points of your crampons. The patented circular design means that the Crown is adaptable to fit any type of crampons.

Grivel Double Spring Leash and Biners

The Grivel Double Spring Leash 2.0 is an elasticated sling system for securing your ice tools when climbing. Particularly useful if you climb leashless

Grivel Daisy Chain

With each link in this Grivel Daisy Chain rated up to 23kN tensile strength, it far exceeds the strength of any conventional 'pocketed' daisy chain. 

Grivel Tech Machine Ice Axe

A technical tool for steep ice and drytooling, the Grivel Tech Machine is precise and well balanced. The radically curved shaft easily clears bulges and cauliflowers.

Grivel Air Tech Evo Ice Axe - Adze

Grivel's AirTech Evo Axe is one of the most popular mountain ice tools for good reason. With it's curved profile and forged steel head, this is versatile all rounder for alpinism and winter walking.

Grivel Belay Daisy Chain

The Grivel Belay Daisy Chain offers a safe belay solution to the traditional daisy chain design. Chain linked sewn slings provide 22kN strength, in every loop and every point! 

Grivel Crampon Bag

Constructed from a point resistant fabric and using the classic fold-over design, the Grivel Crampon Bag is a quick, simple and effective method of stashing your crampons away after a day in the snow


Grivel Monte Rosa New Classic

The Grivel Monte Rosa's are lightweight C1 crampons suitable with a range of 4 season mountain boots.  Superb for winter walking in the UK, a great first pair of crampons and also very good value for money

Grivel Gear Safe Bag

The very useful Grivel Gear Safe is a superb way to store, organise and carry ices screws and winter climbing paraphernalia. Robust canvas protects your other gear from sharp points

Grivel G14 New Matic Crampons

The Grivel G14 NM's combine the technical performance of forged, vertical frontpoints with the low profile, collapsible frame of the G12 to make a modular and customizable crampon suited to many climbing disciplines.

Grivel Plume Twin Gate Carabiner

Using Grivel's revolutionary twin gate locking system, the Plume Twingate is a lightweight and compact D shaped biner.  Twingate Carabiners offer an additional level of security to belays and runners where required

Grivel Air Tech Racing Ice Axe No Description Available
Grivel Reparto Corse Master Alloy Axe

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Grivel The Machine 3.0 Ice Axe

A revolution in ice tool design with a one piece, hot forged head and shaft.  The Machine 3.0 is a precision ice tool for steep technical ice, complex mixed terrain and competition climbing.

Grivel 360 Ice Screw - Short 12cm

The Grivel 360 ice screw has a reassuringly sharp bite and easy starting placement. The handle is flexible and can be moved away if any bumps of rock or ice bulges get in the way.

Grivel 360 Ice Screw - Medium 16cm

The Grivel 360 (medium 16cm) ice screw has a reassuringly sharp bite and easy starting placement. The handle is flexible and can be moved away if any bumps of rock or ice bulges get in the way.

Grivel 360 Ice Screw - Long 20cm

The Grivel 360 ice screw has a reassuringly sharp bite and easy starting placement. The handle is flexible and can be moved away if any bumps of rock or ice bulges get in the way.

Grivel Ascender/Descender A and D

These handled ascenders/descenders from Grivel bring a whole new level of versatility when moving on fixed ropes. The A & D (Ascender and Descender) comes in both left and right handled versions

Grivel Mega Twin Gate Carabiner

The Grivel Mega offer the convenience and ease of use of a snapgate or wiregate yet with additional safety built in.  It can be used one handed (with a little practice anyway) and is quick and clean to use.   

Grivel G14 CrampoMatic Crampons

The Grivel G14 CrampoMatic feature the Crampo-Matic full automatic binding system, with front and rear bales for rapid fixing to compatible mountaineering boots.  Modular front points  are both customisable and replaceable.

Grivel Munro SA Plus Ice Axe

The Grivel Munro SA Ice Axe builds on the success of their earlier Munro with a host of design enhancements and tweaks to create a fantastic all rounder for hill walking and classic winter mountaineering. 

Grivel Lambda Twin Gate Carabiner

Using Grivels revolutionary twin gate locking system the Lambda mini HMS biner, is a lightweight and compact rigging biner.  Perfect for rapidly constructing belay systems

Grivel Lite Machine Ice Axe

The Grivel Light Machine is a precise, nimble mountaineering axe that is light, yet superbly balanced, with a beautifully weighted head. 


Grivel Air Tech Evo Ice Axe - Hammer

The Grivel Air Tech Hammer is a classic - the perfect balance between straight walking axe and technical ice tool, with elements of both.

Grivel Sigma Twin Gate Carabiner

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Grivel Speedy Ice Screw, Short (with 20cm QD)

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Grivel Speedy Ice Screw, Medium (with 20cm QD)

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Grivel Speedy Ice Screw, Long (with 20cm QD)

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Grivel Easy G Leash

The Easy G Leash from Grivel is a universal fitting ice axe leash, that provides wrist support when on climbing steep ground, reducing fatigue while keeping you securely attached to your tools. 

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