List of products by manufacturer GRIVEL

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$126.62 $94.97
New version of the lightest forged steel ice ax in the world. Handle resistance (according to UIAA tests) Kg. 280. New asymmetrical steel tip.

$92.51 $65.04
The polycarbonate shell is co-moulded on a layer of expanded injected foam that absorbs the impact, with an unbelievable weight of 197 grams!

$17.45 $15.18
The Alpine Plume quickdraw of Grivel is very light designed for mountaineering. Quickdraw consisting of two Plume wire carabiners and an Alpine webbing.

$19.40 $16.88
The Alpine Plume Captive quickdraw by Grivel is very light designed for mountaineering, with the innovative Captive anti-rotation system.

$16.47 $14.33
The All Round Beta Quickdraw of Grivel is a versatile quickdraw made with a straight and a wire gate carabiner.

$22.32 $19.42
The Sport Stealth quickdraw by Grivel for sport climbing, with straight and curved Stealth carabiners. The new Sport Stealth quickdraw uses the homonymous carabiner with the famous and unmistakable faceted "stealth" design of Grivel.

$21.43 $10.71
We sew them in Italy, using new hi-tech programmable bar-tacking machines.We can therefore guarantee the quality of the job and reduce therisk of human error.We use Dyneema as a logical consequence of the attention we give to the minimum weight of our carabiners: a  super light carabiner requires a super light sling!

$116.88 $101.68
Guida gloves by Grivel are very versatile and adapt to the many situations encountered in the mountains.

$87.63 $66.23
The Trend Denim harness by Grivel is a sports harness that combines technology and comfort with a trendy and innovative look.

$13.55 $12.36
The Grivel Plume Wire Lock K3L carabiner is compact and light with Wire-Lock system. Very easy to use, it combines efficient handling with safety, thanks to the innovative Wire-Lock system, in which the force is given by the solid lever which is free to move, and the internal thread keeps the lever in the closed position.
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GRIVEL

When Grivel invented and began making the world’s first modern crampons, based on the designs of Oskar Eckenstein, over 80 years ago they manufactured from the best quality steel that could be found....

Grivel is synonymous with mountain climbing.


When it comes to the Ice, one can only think of Grivel


In 1818 the Grivel family of blacksmiths started to transform their production of agricultural tools to satisfy the rather peculiar demands of a new breed of wealthy tourists who, for unfathomable reasons, wanted to climb the mountains! So the Grivel ice axe came into being surrounded by skepticism. The English engineer Oscar Eckenstein was received with similar skepticism when in 1909 he asked Henry Grivel to manufacture the first modern Grivel crampons. In 1929, Henry’s son Laurent made the brilliant invention of the two front points, allowing climbers to stand face on whilst attacking the steep ice and snow gradients. This innovation was the key to the conquest of the last unsolved route of the Alps: the North of the Eiger, 21-24th July, 1938.



In 1936, in collaboration for the first time with the Cogne steelworks, Amato Grivel, Laurent’s younger brother, using the Chromolly alloy (Nickel-Chrome-Molybdenum), created a really strong Grivel crampon, thinner and therefore lighter. They forged Grivel crampons weighing 360 grams a pair, up until then impossible. These Grivel crampons, the Super Leggero Grivel, have been used to conquer the 3 highest peaks in the world, the Everest, the K2, and the Kangchenjunga.


In 1982 new blood took over a rather sleepy, uncompetitive Grivel that had allowed itself to be overtaken by rival companies. New management led by Gioachino Gobbi was convinced that over a hundred years of tradition, the brand name and the company’s location were a recipe for future success.


1996 = The Machine: the Grivel ice axe that revolutionized the design of technical tools. From now on this was the shape that all manufacturers would use.


In 2003 Grivel crampons resolve the problem of snow build up under crampons with the first pro-active anti-balling plate.


Today 196 years later, Grivel, still basically one large family, continues in its balancing act between tradition and progress, between forging and aerospace technology, between intuition and R&D.


Grivel Mont-Blanc has achieved all possible certifications: from TUV GS (Sichereit Gepruft) for product quality to ISO 9001-Vision 2000 for our management system and even the ISO 14001 environmental Certification for Environmental Compatibility.


In May 2009 the company opened a new production unit in a much bigger space where it is easier to manage the different lines of production. This will help our flexibility in the face of the new demands that come in daily from around the world. This new set up means that we can widen our range of products and maintain our avant-garde position in the marketplace.


The new location has allowed us to change to solar energy making our production cleaner and more eco-friendly. Since 2010 all the energy needs are produced by our photovoltaic panels.
Every year they save 1,173 barrels of oil!



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