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  • #570818
    Will
    377 Posts

    Hey out there,
    I was talking to a friend at a local mountaineering shop here in Bozeman that told me that Grivel USA has gone under. The Grivel G10 Wide crampon has lots of fans on this site, one of the boot crampons that works well with snowboard boots. After some hunting I bought a set off the web through Zappos, there were only a few left. After those are gone you’ll probably have to get them through a European shop. If anyone out there knows more about this I’d be curious to know what the dilly is.

    Happy shopping!

    #611808
    Will
    377 Posts

    From: http://www.grivelnorthamerica.com/headlines.php?id=51

    GNA SIGNS OFF

    Grivel North America Over and Out

    BY MARK TWIGHT

    Hail Citizens,

    Grivel North America ceased distributing Grivel products on September 1st, 2008. We did our best over the last few years to keep the company alive but the flagging US economy and the Euro’s strength against the dollar prevented us from doing so.

    Retail customers may contact the following dealers to purchase Grivel ice axes, crampons, helmets, ice screws, packs and some replacement parts while supplies remain.

    The Mountaineer
    http://www.mountaineer.com

    Mountain Gear
    http://www.mountaingear.com

    Recreational Equipment, Inc.
    http://www.rei.com

    Second Ascent
    http://www.secondascent.com

    Mountain Equipment Co-Op (Canada only)
    http://www.mec.ca

    Warranty and repair issues must wait until Grivel determines how they will service the North American market in the future. Stand by for more information.

    I thank the individuals who used Grivel ice tools and crampons and believed in the performance enough to keep doing so year after year.

    To view the complete line of Grivel products or more information surf to:
    http://www.grivel.com

    #611809
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    wow, thanks for the heads up, I got a pair from Zappos. they only have 3 left, get on it!!

    #611810
    wasatch surf
    979 Posts

    as a side note i picked up a pair of camp-usa magix 10 crampons. they fit really well with my soft boots, they also are pretty light. might be a good replacement to keep in mind.

    #611811
    stoudema
    551 Posts

    I saw this and was pretty bummed. I’ve got a pair of the Air Tech Light’s and love’em. Also just picked up a pair of the G12 New Classic’s when I heard the news they were going under……….

    #611812
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    Can’t speak for others, but I am a devout Grivel user that is willing to pay the extra $ in the future to have things shipped over the Atlantic. Have done it in the past for my ultralight DMM ski mountaineering harness and will do it again as needed.

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

    #611813
    nothingmuch
    358 Posts

    Grivel fans, I have found the answer

    #611814
    96avs01
    875 Posts

    @nothingmuch wrote:

    Grivel fans, I have found the answer

    I’ll stick with G14s :headbang:

    165 Venture Divide/Spark Frankenburners/La Sportiva Spantiks
    163W Jones Solution/Phantom Alphas/Dynafit TLT5s
    162 Furberg

    Chris

    #611815
    HikeforTurns
    1113 Posts

    Hahahaha those are sweet!

    #611816
    stoudema
    551 Posts

    Dang –

    1200 KG, those puppys are heavy 😯 I assume they are 1200 grams……… 😉

    #611817
    nothingmuch
    358 Posts

    @stoudema wrote:

    1200 KG, those puppys are heavy

    It’s the price you pay for having 18 points of “extra hard” steel. They do make ultralight nuts though, to shed weight on those tough mixed routes that could test the “strenght” of your crampons.

    #611818
    dacksdescents
    50 Posts

    Grivel lovers. Don’t worry The Mountaineer has all your Grivel needs covered. We buy dirrectly from Italy and stock many models of tool’s and crampon’s and parts.

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