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WINTER 2018


BACK TO THE FUTURE 200 ICE AXE

200 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE ALLOW GRIVEL TO MAKE THIS MASTERPIECE THAT EVOKES NINETEENTH CENTURY ICE AXES, BOTH IN THE SHAPE AND IN THE PRODUCTION PROCESS. • • • •

HOT DROP-FORGED HEAD AGED ASH SHAFT SIZES: 48 CM / 65 CM 48 CM CE CERTIFIED

200 RUCKSACK

A NEW PRODUCT MADE TODAY, IN THE STYLE OF THE FIRST BACKPACKS USED BY THE PIONEERS OF MOUNTAINEERING. • • • • •

VINTAGE ELEGANT LOOK. OLD STYLE “VENTILATED” BACK PANEL. POSSIBILITY TO ATTACH EXTERNAL LOADS ON THE TOP AND ON THE SIDES ICE AXE CARRIER 2


NEWS WINTER 2018 CRAMPONS

ICE AXE G20 PLUS • • •

THE LIGHTEST TECHNICAL CRAMPON IN THE WORLD REPLACEABLE HOT DROP-FORGED FRONT POINT NEW CENTRAL POINTS TO IMPROVE THE STABILITY WHILE DESCENDING

GHOST EVO THE GHOST PHILOSOPHY OF AN ESSENTIAL TOOL, NOW AVAILABLE IN A MORE TECHNICAL VERSION: • • • •

VERY LIGHT AT ONLY 313 GRAMS SLIGHTLY CURVED SHAFT STEEL BLADE WITH A STEEPER ANGLE STEEL SPIKE

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POLES

EVO REGULATION BAR •

THE 2 ADDITIONAL POINTS ALLOW THE GRIP TO BE WELL DISTRIBUTED ALONG THE WHOLE BOOT, ADAPTING TO SMALL AND BIG SIZES. THE JOINT IS WHERE THE BOOT BENDS, AND THEREFORE THE CRAMPON ALWAYS FOLLOWS THE MOTION OF THE BOOT. THE CRAMPON CAN BE FOLDED ON ITSELF FOR EASY PACKING IN THE RUCKSACK.

GRAVITY • •

• • • • •

L 35

CLEAN SHAPE AND DURABLE FABRIC FOR A VERY VERSATILE PACK FOR CLIMBING AND ALPINISM, FROM ROCK TO ICE TO SNOW. ROLL-TOP OPENING AT THE TOP. BACK OPENING FOR EASY ACCESS IN ALL SITUATIONS. EXTRA CONCEALABLE WEBBING ON THE TOP FOR ROPE OR OTHER GEAR. COMPLETELY REMOVABLE WEBBING BELT. WEIGHT: 1,1 KG (39 OZ)

TRAIL VARIO 3 SECTIONS 520 g 18,3 oz 112 - 122 - 130 cm THE TRAIL VARIO POLE COMBINES THE SYSTEMS TO HAVE AN ADJUSTABLE AND COMPACTABLE POLE.

S M L

• • •

“KNEE” SYSTEM IN THE LOWER SECTION, FOR COMPACTING EXTERNAL LOCKING SYSTEM IN THE UPPER SECTION, ALLOWING FULL ADJUSTABILITY LONG EVA FOAM GRIP FOR COMFORT AND BREATHABILITY 4


CARABINERS PLUME CAPTIVE THE LIGHTER THE CARABINER, THE WEAKER IT IS IN CASE OF CROSS-LOADING, WHERE IT WORKS ON ITS MINOR AXIS! • •

THE CAPTIVE SYSTEM ALWAYS KEEPS IT IN THE RIGHT POSITION THE STRENGTH IS ALWAYS DISTRIBUTED ALONG THE MAJOR AXIS, WHICH IS MORE RESISTANT SUPER LIGHT AT ONLY 32 GRAMS

VLAD AN INNOVATIVE COMBINATION OF A RIGGING PLATE AND A CARABINER •

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EVOLUTION OF THE TRADITIONAL SOLUTION, WHICH REQUIRES TWO CARABINERS PLUS THE RIGGING PLATE, MAKING A LONG CHAIN FROM THE BELAY POINT. ONE PIECE, LIGHTER, CHEAPER, CLOSER TO THE BELAY POINT. IT KEEPS EVERYTHING ALIGNED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

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ONCE UPON A TIME,

A BLACKSMITH 1879 The creation, or the evolution, have not made man suitable for the mountains. He does not have fur as protection against the cold, nor claws for climbing, nor clogs for snow or terrain. His hands are strong but small, his feet are stable but delicate, everything needs protection and multiplication of energy. On the other hand, man has developed the ability to think, which has allowed him to become “faber”, that is to be able to invent and build the tools for his survival. This is what has established his final supremacy on the other animals. This has also allowed him to face the mountains. Alpinists are then a group of humans particularly prolific in equipment and tools modified for their use. Perhaps the most original of these inventions have been the metal ones, to replace clogs, claws and beaks. Here is where blacksmiths come on stage. In folklore and in popular tho ught there is a link between magic and crafts that use fire. Blacksmiths have been considered supernatural in Europe until the XIX century. In the UK for example blacksmiths were called “enchanters of blood”, that is healers, and people believed they could foresee the future and master magic. As another example, the water used to quench the metals was thought to be magic and was very sought-after, and it was believed that nailing to a tree nails forged by blacksmiths would cure some diseases by transferring them to the tree itself. Solemn vows were made on the anvils, used as altars, and in some rural areas the blacksmith had the authority to marry people. People turned to the blacksmith for protection and magic treatments. At the foot of Mont Blanc, in an area later called “les Forges”, blacksmiths established themselves to produce horseshoes, nails for boots, locks and agricultural tools, because the water coming down from Europe’s highest mountains made the wheel of the first basic machinery turn, giving new strength to the men. In the meantime, the Alps started to be looked at with a different eye, because of the great cultural movements that marked the transition from the age of Enlightment to Romanticism. The only ones who were giving a more realistic image were naturalists and geologists and under this point of view the ascent of Mont Blanc by De Saussure represents a turning point. This opened the way to the great transformation made between the XVIII and XIX century, that is the invention of the alpine space, according to a typically British vision of a stage for a new sport that opened the way to modern tourism and seduced also Italy.

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The first British travellers came to the mountains in the first decades of the XIX century with the intention of using them as a playground for a new sport: alpinism (The Playground of Europe, sir Leslie Stephen 1871). The meeting of the tradition and the new allowed the birth of the first ice axes, by adapting agricultural picks and making them lighter, and the first crampons coming from boot nails. Our blacksmith was working at the foot of Mont Blanc. He was making shovels and hoes for working in the fields, locks for doors, horseshoes and nails for boots. He was heating the iron and then he was shaping the “cherry-red” piece with his hammer on the heavy anvil in his workshop. Sometimes a hunter would ask him to reinforce with iron his wooden pole. The blacksmith would then add a strong metal tip and reinforce the bottom part with a metal ferrule. One day one of the hunters, who was guiding some weird English tourist that had hired him to take them to the top of the mountain (who knows why, there were no animals up there!), asked to the blacksmith to make a different pick, lighter and longer than usual, with a sharper flat part to cut the ice. So without a real inventor the first ice axe was born. In the following year the blacksmith made many of them, and he improved the model, that was becoming lighter and more elegant. The wonder towards these new requests and the total scepticism towards their possible effectiveness have become legendary, and the famous Henry, joker and skeptical, had often the impression that they were making fun of him. These tourists though were paying good money and this was more powerful than the scepticism for those who were used to live with the few opportunities that the mountains were offering, due to the cold and the dangers. These tourists were now coming on purpose to this small workshop during the summer, to buy the ice axes. History repeated itself with crampons, where the success was even greater than that of ice axes. The consequence was that during the winter the blacksmith continued to do his traditional job for the locals, but he soon he recycled himself into “producer of equipment for alpinists”, he lost the magic of the blacksmith but his family’s wealth increased. To provide documentary evidence of this is not easy, because a small mountain blacksmith lost in the end of a valley for sure did not leave any important document to certify his life and works. Only after the unity of Italy the bureaucracy came to the highest mountains and towards the end of the XIX century we can find the first documents showing the existence of a Grivel blacksmith in the “les Forges” area. It is said that the activity was already existing, but nothing more. The only certainty comes from the cornerstone of the architrave of the workshop, which says 1818. In those times cheating on these things was not common. After that, history was not anymore linked to the people but to the products. Future historians of alpinism will have to decide the winner in the race between climbing techniques and the tools that make them possible. Perhaps this race will never end. Or perhaps it is our limit to never fully understand who leads and who follows.

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TWOHUNDRED

YEARS LATER After 200 years the mountains remain in the same place, and despite human interventions they are not significantly modified. Those who have the opportunity and the privilege to see them from above, from their summits, can realize that man and his wrongdoings are futile. Mountains are neither hostile nor friendly, neither mother nor killer. Mountains just are. In a few words: they did not even become aware of the human race. We like to think that our presence influences and modifies the world around us. We tell this story to mitigate the awareness of the uselessness of our actions. If today we stopped to go to the mountains, in a time maybe shorter than half of the story of alpinism every trace of humans would disappear and the mountains would keep going along their path of decomposition without having even accelerated or slowed down. The race between climbing techniques and the tools that make them possible goes on, and Grivel had to evolve to remain ahead of the evolution, trying to keep up with the great appearances of the XX century: psychoanalysis, surrealism, Russian revolution, world wars, technology and electronics internet among others. First, by focusing on research and development. Studying and adopting advanced production processes, from lasers to 3D printers, new materials, from aeronautic alloys to carbon fiber and Kevlar, we have strengthened, made lighter, automatized, simplified. Second, by realizing how today what matters is not only the product, but also the production process which has generated it. We have focused on quality (ISO 9000 systems) and we have made ourselves autonomous on energy through our solar panels which use the sun and allow us to save every year 83000 barrels of oil. We work according to the ISO 14001 environmental management system which we have certified in 2004.

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We represent a solid milestone in the socio- economic network of our valley, respecting the traditions and promoting mountain culture for future generations. We want to focus on all this and even increase it through the dedication of the whole company. The user is becoming tired of technological developments, he knows that products are adequate to his technical needs and therefore he starts to look for new “dimensions”. From the promotion of man to a higher awareness of other perspectives of the mountains around him. The moral sense of what he does, the environmental compatibility of his leisure time, the cultural compatibility of his travels, the pollution of what he leaves behind, the respect of the environment and the people. The product he will choose will not be anymore only the lightest and fastest, but the one with most culture and compatibility with the world around us. Clean climbing leaves no traces and does not damage the rock, alpine style expeditions that do not besiege the mountains, the refusal of chemical aids from oxygen to amphetamines, the interest and help to the local people through access to education, the respect of the professionalism of the guides, porters or sherpas, who are not anymore beasts of burden. The market of climbing and alpinism is a small one, a niche one. It was born with alpinism and with it has grown with it. It has been the same for Grivel. When our world was what could be seen from the top of Mont Blanc, also the market was all there. Typically, the first alpinists were searching for their tools at the blacksmiths who lived at the foot of the mountains. They were the same tools produced for hunters and crystal seekers. Then the world got bigger to Europe, with the need of a more organized distribution network. Then the market got even bigger, because the alpinists started the “extra European expeditions”, looking for new mountains around the world. This exported the knowledge and culture of alpinism to other nations and countries. Today Grivel exports more than 90% of its products, in over 35 countries, China included. It sells products wherever there are mountains, and also in the countries where there are no mountains but there is nonetheless an interest for the culture of alpinism. We started with a reality coherent with our place of birth but we have pushed ourselves around the world to survive, looking for markets where people look up and see more than a bunch of rocks and ice. All this was possible through the contribution of many people, at all levels, technicians, alpinists, designers. And the credit of this result goes to them, who have brought us to the 7th generation, step by step. Thanks to you all!

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KEYWORD:

SAFETY How will the products of the future be? The different actors in the world of equipment give different answers to the challenges of the future. Some focus on the highest performances, but it risks to lead to more complex products. Some focus on the minimum weight, but it can bring more fragile products. Some others focus on the cheapest price, but this does not help quality. Some prefer marketing, some prefer pictures, some favour ads. Many paths are possible. Grivel’s choice is to increase safety for the user. In our world this means more reliability of the products and their components. Choice and certified materials. Weight limited to what is “minimum functional weight� rather than absolute minimum weight. The Stealth helmet, fully ventilated and less than 200 grams can easily be worn without any inconvenience (the helmet is useful on the head!). Pieces of equipment that automatically do their job even if the climber forgets or cannot operate them: this is the case of the Twin Gate carabiner, which prevents the rope from coming out unexpectedly and does not need any manual closure. It is also the case of the antibott for crampons, that prevent the snow from balling and thus avoids dangerous slips. We then worked on the weak point of climbers: the back and the spine, and we have created the Shield, which reduces the absorbs shocks in case of fall. Then the Roller, the carabiner reducing the efforts and helps multiply the tstrength during rope manoeuvres. Another example comes from the different binding systems for crampons, that allow to safely feet any boot.

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We control the life cycles of the product with the awareness that nothing is eternal. We do complete tests in our laboratory, from impact to fatigue, form salt spray to strength. We want to give precise information to the user, on the advantages (and disadvantages) of the new innovative products. We also use modern media (our first website dates back to 1996!). Mountains are neither hostile nor enemy, but they can become dangerous, very much so, when the great conditions that were there when we started out change because of the cold, the dark, the weather, the wind or the exhaustion. This has also been recognized by the “normal” world which has awarded Grivel, for the first time in outdoor equipment, the “Golden Compass” which is the global Oscar for design, with the following motivation : “Compasso d’oro for a specialty object that significantly improves safety while respecting the simplicity of its shape”. Last but not least, our work is driven by passion. Back in 1818, the Grivel blacksmith must have looked suspiciously those exotic customers who were asking for mountain tools, but he has for sure seen far. Today, looking at the future we can say that our job and our world are not the biggest, not the richest, nor the ones most rapidly growing. They are though the ones we like, and those to whom our tradition and culture have brought us. Finally, we could ask ourselves: why do we keep going to the mountains? Because from the top of the mountain the sun always sets later and rises earlier. This is why!

Shield

Antibott

Stealth

Mega

Vlad

Twin gate

Clepsydra

Roller

Shield

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ICE AXES

3 REASONS TO PREFER GRIVEL ICE AXES 1. WIDE RANGE COVERING ALL TERRAIN AND NEEDS

MADE FROM HOT FORGED

2. WORLD - CLASS TECHNOLOGIES AND MATERIALS

BLADE

SHOVEL HAMMER

Carbon steel

Classical negative

Shovel

Carbon steel

Classical negative

Shovel

Carbon steel

Classical neutral

Shovel

CE-SHAFT

GRIP

3. HOT FORGING IN ITALY SINCE 1818

WEIGHT

SIZE CM

RANGE OF USE

425 g 15 oz

58-66-74

BCD

Rubber

440 g 15,5 oz

58-66-74

BCD

Rubber

440 g 15,5 oz

58-66-74

ABCD

G ZERO

S.A. plus only

NEPAL S.A. - NEPAL S.A. PLUS

G1 - G1 PLUS

G1 plus only


Carbon steel

Classical positive

Small shovel

G-bone

273 g 9,6 oz

48 - 53

BCD

Carbon steel

Classical positive

Small shovel

G-bone

313 g 11 oz

48 - 53

DEF

Chromoly steel

Classical positive

Shovel

Carbon

272 g 9,6 oz

49

CDE

GHOST

GHOST EVO

FLAME EVO

Chromoly steel

Classical positive

Hammer Shovel

CE 2 G-bone

Rubber

430 g 15,2 oz

DEF

HAMMER

48-53

AIR TECH EVO - AIR TECH HAMMER

Chromoly steel

JORASSES 2.0

48-53 58-66

Classical positive

Shovel

CE 2 G-bone

Rubber

495 g 17,5 oz

48-53 58-66

DEFG

12 - 13


MADE FROM HOT FORGED

BLADE

SHOVEL HAMMER

CE-SHAFT

GRIP

WEIGHT

SIZE CM

RANGE OF USE

Chromoly steel

Changeable Hammer + reverse positive Shovel

2 G-bone

Rubber

555 g 19,6 oz

50

FGH

Chromoly steel

Changeable Hammer + reverse positive Shovel

2 G-bone

Carbon composite

450 g 15,9 oz

47

FGH

Chromoly steel

Changeable + reverse positive

2 G-bone

Rubber + Nylon

635 g 22,4 oz

49

FGH

Chromoly steel

Changeable + reverse positive

2 G-bone

Carbon composite

615 g 21,7 oz

49

FGH

THE LIGHT MACHINE

NORTH MACHINE CARBON

THE TECH MACHINE

TECH MACHINE CARBON


MACHINE BLADES ICE

ICE PLUS

MIX

CASCADE PLUS

Changeable + reverse positive

Chromoly steel

DRY PLUS

COMP G-bone

Carbon composite

505 g 17,8 oz

50

GH

48 cm -

Wood

640 g 22,6 oz

48-65

CDE

Wood

715 g 25,2 oz

65-75

BCD

665 g 23,5 oz

65-75

BCD

THE COMP MACHINE

Chromoly steel

Neutral

Shovel

Chromoly steel

Neutral

Shovel

Chromoly steel

Neutral

Shovel

200

CLASSIC AL

MONTE BIANCO REPLICA

Wood

GOLD

RANGE OF USE A

B

C

D

E

G

H

F 14 - 15


FOCUS

1954

The adoption of crampons in the early 1900s allowed the shaft to be shorter, and the new steels made everything lighter, but the shaft was still made of ash. In the 50s the ice axe reached the highest mountains of the world, then all 8000 meters summits, always with its aged ash shaft.

THE ICE AXE WITH THE WOODEN SHAFT

On the summit that has been reached with difficulty, the alpinist raises his axe: this is the gesture that tells his efforts, the overcoming of the dangers and the joy of being at the top. The ice axe is even higher! This is the picture he will show to his friends. Since the beginning, the portrayal of the alpinist is with his ice axe, it does not matter what is in the background! The presence of the axe says it all.

1840

2000

A pick, an axe, a piece of wood and a metal tip: this is how the tool that will go with scientists, explorers, and alpinists around the world was born. It was born at the foot of Mont Blanc, where alpinism itself was born. It was born form the hands of blacksmiths, used to hitting the iron after having heated it up to “cherry red” colour in their black workshops. The shaft must have been a wooden stick like those that were used by the people of the mountains to go around in the snow and help themselves to carry heavy loads.

Grivel is the oldest living manufacturer and it feels the responsibility of preserving this tradition. If modern ice axes have much better technical and mechanical features, no tool can compete in beauty and elegance with the traditional wooden ice axe. Wood is comfortable to hold, it is warm and it smells like the woods. Therefore Grivel (the only one in the world) continues to make the traditional, very traditional ice axe, with its nice ash shaft. Of course the Monte Bianco ice axe conforms to the CE norms and it can be safely used.

2018

1870 Then the adze became horizontal, like in the pick, and not vertical like in the axe. The shaft was made in ash, strong and elastic, most suitable for this use. Strong and with vertical fibres, without knots, aged at least two years in the fresh air of the mountains. The ice axe was in the hands of the guides who went with the alpinists and helped their ascent cutting steps into the ice, like the 354 steps in the “Mur de la Cote” to help Marie-Henriette d’Angeville reach the summit of Mont Blanc in 1838, or like the 3.000 steps (that is 90.000 hits of the ice axe) for the ascent of the Grosshorn! You need a long shaft for a strong hit.

Special 200 years ice axe

PIOLET D’OR The prize called “Piolet d’Or” was created in 1991 by Guy Chaumreuil and Jean Claude Marmier with the GHM and Montagne Magazine. It rewards every year the most important alpinist achievement, decided by an international jury. It has become a fundamental point of international activity and, beyond the prize itself, it shows the evolution of alpinism and its message. Our ice axe has 18/8 gold plated head and spike, and CE norm wooden shaft. It is delivered in a wooden box and it is 65 cm long. In the picture: Walter Bonatti and Reinhold Messner, the first two winners of the Piolet d’Or Carriere.

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GRIVEL PROACTIVE ANTIBOT T

The snow that builds up beneath the crampons could be a very dangerous problem.

In 2003 the proactive Grivel antibott made the ultimate system.

EXTRA SAFETY IT REMAINS THE MOST EFFICIENT AND THE ONLY ONE WORKING IN ALL SNOW CONDITIONS. IT IS A REAL SAFETY SYSTEM. 17


CRAMPONS

3 REASONS TO PREFER GRIVEL CRAMPONS 1. SECURE AND EASY FIT TO ALL SUITABLE BOOTS

NUMBER POINTS

MADE FROM

3D STAMP

2. UNIQUE PRO-ACTIVE ANTIBOTT

FRONT POINTS

SEMI RIGID

ASYMETRIC

3. LONGEST HERITAGE STARTING FROM THE FIRST CRAMPON IN 1909

WEIGHT

RANGE BOOT SIZE

BINDING ANTIBOTT TUV-CE SYSTEM

10

Carbon steel

2

Flex

750 g 25,7 oz

36 44

New-matic New-classic

10

Chromoly steel

2

Flex

815 g 28,7 oz

35 46

New-matic New-classic

880 g 31 oz

35 46

Cramp-o-matic New-matic New-classic

CE

RANGE OF USE

AB CD

GI

BC DE

G10

Chromoly 10 + 2 steel

AIR TECH

2

CE

CD EF


35 46

Cramp-o-matic New-matic New-classic

Cramp-o-matic New-matic New-classic

AB CD

10 + 2 Light alloy

2

610 g 21,5 oz

12

Chromoly steel

2

1015 g 35,8 oz

36 47

11 12

Chromoly steel

1215 g 42,9 oz

36 Cramp-o-matic 47 New-matic

CE

EF GH

12

Chromoly steel

890 g 31,4 oz

37 Cramp-o-matic 48

CE

FG H

CE

AIR TECH LIGHT

DE F

G12

Forged Interchangeable

G14

Forged Interchangeable

G20 PLUS

RANGE OF USE A

B

C

D

E

G

H

F 18 - 19


NUMBER POINTS

MADE FROM

3D STAMP

FRONT POINTS

12

Chromoly steel

Forged 2

11 12

Chromoly steel

Forged 1-2

10

Front: carbon steel Rear: light alloy

10

Front: carbon steel Rear: light alloy

SEMI RIGID

ASYMETRIC

WEIGHT

RANGE BOOT SIZE

BINDING ANTIBOTT TUV-CE SYSTEM

RANGE OF USE

960 g 33,9 oz

38 Cramp-o-matic 48 New-matic

CE

EF GH

1170 g 41,3 oz

38 Cramp-o-matic 48

CE

F GH

2

705 g 24,9 oz

35 46

Ski matic 2.0

CE

A

2

715 g 25,2 oz

35 46

New matic

CE

A

G22

Rigid

RAMBO 4

SKI TOUR

SKI TOUR NEW MATIC


2

Light alloy

Flex

410 g 14,5 oz

35 46

Ski matic 2.0

Competition A CE

SKI RACE

C2N BAIL

FLEX BAR

EVO BAR

TWIN BAR

TWIN PLUS BAR

CRAMPONS CROWN

SPIDER CRAMPON SAFE Size 1 35 cm Size 2 25 cm

CE cer tified One size fits all

152 g 5,4 oz

RAN

RAN LIGHT

474 g 16,7 oz

299 g 10,5 oz

ANT I SLIPPERY

SKI TO URIN G CRAMPON ACCESSORIES

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BINDINGS

CRAMP O MATIC A well known system which relies on a nylon speed lever at the rear and a stainless steel front bale to hold the booth.

NEW MATIC

NEW CLASSIC

The plastic harness system is hinged from two front posts which retain the boot securely even if it has a shallow, worn front welt or overboots are beign used.

Both front and rear plastc harnesses are hinged from their respective retention posts and may be “opened” to facilitate attachment to the boot, then closed securely once the boot is inside.

SKI MATIC 2.0 The front binding fits modern plastic ski touring boots and it is not guaranteed for traditional mountain boots.

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ICE PROTECTION

3 REASONS TO PREFER GRIVEL ICE PROTECTIONS 1. BEST HOLDING POWER BY USING REVERSE THREAD

LENGTH

HELIX

SMALL

MEDIUM

LONG

WEIGHT

FOLDABLE

PLACEABLE ANYWHERE

INVERTED THREAD

3. VERSATILITY OF USE AND RACKING

HYDRODINAMIC CERTIFIED THREAD

120 mm

133 g 4,7 oz

160 mm

155 g 5,7 oz

CE

200 mm

171 g 6,0 oz

CE

120 mm

155 g 5,7 oz

360

SMALL

2. FASTEST PLACEMENT THROUGH TEETH AND THREAD QUALITY


MEDIUM

LONG

160 mm

169 g 5,9 oz

CE

200 mm

189 g 6,7 oz

CE

GHOST

SCREWCARRIER

CARRYABINER

FULL STRENGTH CARABINER

LENGTH

WEIGHT

CERTIFIED

150 mm

74 g 2,6 oz

CE

30 g 1,1 oz

63 g 2,2 oz

THREAD COMPARISON STANDARD THREAD

GRIVEL REVERSE THREAD

The extraction force is concentrated on a small cylinder surronding the screw.

The extraction force is spread on a bigger volume of ice making it more safe.

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3 REASONS PREFER GRIVEL 3 REASONS TOTO PREFER GRIVEL ICEACCESSORIES PROTECTIONS

ACCESSORIES

1. WIDE RANGE COVERING ALL TERRAIN AND NEEDS

2. EASY AND PRACTIC AL SOLUTIONS

3. SIMPLICITY AND QUALITY

ICE AXE ACCESSORIES

EASY SLIDER

DOUBLE SPRING

TRIGGER

ROTOR

SINGLE SPRING

AXE GUARD

THE HORN

LONG LEASH

COVER BLADE

ICE PROTECTION ACCESSORIES

ESPRESSO

BLACK HOLE

CANDELA

SCREWCARRIER

CARRYABINER


A revolutionary new shovel design: a light alloy shovel with an aggressive front blade in stainless steel. The special front blade makes all digging deeper and easier. It improves the efficiency, concentrating the force at the point, for deeper penetration. Stainless steel protects and reinforces the front part in light alloy, which would be very weak without it. It also makes an excellent dead man anchor to progress safely on snow slopes. It is also very useful to couple the front part of the skis for an emergency stretcher.

SHOVELS STEEL BLADE

SHARK

425 g 15 oz

615 g 21,7 oz

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HOW STRONG IS A CARABINER? TO CERTIFY A CONNECTOR (CE AND UIAA NORMS) REQUIRES THREE TESTS, AND THE VALUES ARE MARKED ON EVERY SINGLE CARABINER.

MAJOR AXIS

MINOR AXIS

OPEN GATE

THIS IS THE WAY A CARABINER SHOULD ALWAYS WORK.

THIS IS BECAUSE A CARABINER CAN TURN. IN THIS CASE

THE GATE CAN OPEN IN MANY CASES, HITTING

IT IS THE DIRECTION WHERE IT IS STRONGEST AND IT IS

THE STRENGTH IS REDUCED TO ONE THIRD OF THE

UNBELIEVABLY RESISTANT FOR ITS WEIGHT.

ONE ON MAJOR AXIS. IT IS NORMALLY CALLED CROSS-LOADING.

AGAINST THE WALL, ON AN EDGE, FOR THE VIBRATIONS OF THE ROPE IN CASE OF FALL, OR FOR THE FOLDING OF THE ROPE ON ITSELF.


GRIVEL’S SOLUTION TWIN GATE

GRIVEL’S SOLUTION CAPTIVE

THE TWO GATES OPPOSING EACH OTHER MAKE SURE

THE CAPTIVE SYSTEM ALWAYS KEEPS THE CONNECTION

THAT AT LEAST ONE IS ALWAYS CLOSED AND SAFE.

POINTS SEPARATED. THE CARABINER ALWAYS ALIGNS ITSELF ON THE MAJOR AXIS AND STRAIGHTENS ITSELF IN CASE OF FALL, ALSO IN ITS SUPER LIGHT VERSION.

GRIVEL’S SOLUTION TWIN GATE

GATE - GATE

THE TWO GATES OPPOSING EACH OTHER GUARANTEE THAT AT LEAST ONE IS ALWAYS CLOSED, ON INTERNAL FORCES, EXTERNAL STRESSES AND VIBRATIONS OF ALL KINDS.

GATE - WIRE

WIRE - WIRE

GRIVEL HAS DEVELOPED A LINE OF CARABINERS WITH SAFETY AS THE MAIN GOAL. THIS IS WHY OUR SAFETY SOLUTIONS ARE ALWAYS FULLY AUTOMATIC AND DO NOT REQUIRE ANY OPERATIONS BY THE CLIMBER, SUCH AS SCREWING OR BLOCKING, NOTHING TO REMEMBER.

GRIVEL IS ONE STEP AHEAD ON SAFETY.

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BINERS, DRAWS & SLINGS WEIGHT

TWINGATE

LENGTH WIDTH OPENING

3 REASONS TO PREFER GRIVEL BINERS, AND SLINGS 3 REASONS TO PREFER GRIVEL ICE DRAWS PROTECTIONS 1. GUARANTEED INDIVIDUALLY TESTED

RESISTANCE CERTIFIED kN

CLEPSYDRA S

67 g 2,4 oz

97 66 22

20

MEGA K6G

83 g 2,9 oz

102 71 20

27 10 10

SIGMA K8G

57 g 2,0 oz

101 62 23

30 9 9

EN362

EN362

EN362

2. HOT FORGED FOR STRENGTH

WEIGHT

LENGTH WIDTH OPENING

3. ERGONOMICS, LOW WEIGHT AND CUSTOMIZATION

RESISTANCE CERTIFIED kN

117 73 24

22 9 8

SYM K9G

75 g 2,6 oz

110 58 24

24 9 8

LAMBDA K7G

69 g 2,4 oz

98 70 24

30 11 9

CLEPSYDRA L K10G

89 g 3,1 oz

EN362

EN362

EN362


38 g 1,3 oz

TWO CARABINERS

EN362

THE EVOLUTION OF THE SAFETY CARABINER

TWO MOVEMENTS POSSIBLE UNSCREWING

TWO HANDS NEEDED THREE MOVEMENTS

ONE HAND ONE MOVEMENT ALWAYS LOCKED

SAFER FASTER STRONGER CLEPSYDRA

TWIN GATE

SAFER FASTER STRONGER SCREW GATE

OPPOSITE CARABINERS

FOCUS

25 8 7

TWIST GATE

PLUME K3G

90 54 20

ONE HAND ONE MOVEMENT CORRECT SELF POSITIONING NO CROSSLOADING

28 - 29


WEIGHT

LENGTH RESISTANCE WIDTH kN OPENING

WIRE LOCK TAU K12L

55 g 1,9 oz

98 60 20

30 10 9

CERTIFIED

THE TAU K12L IS A MODERN CARABINER WITH THE NEW INNOVATIVE WIRE-LOCK SYSTEM. • ERGONOMIC SHAPE FOR EASY HANDLING AND OPERATIONS. • BOMB PROOF WIRE-LOCK PATENTED SYSTEM: THE STRENGTH IS GIVEN BY THE SOLID GATE, AND THE WIRE KEEPS THE GATE IN ITS CLOSED POSITION. • HOT DROP FORGED BODY AND GATE. • KEYLOCK NOSE TO CLIP AND UNCLIP LIKE A STANDARD CARABINER. • ONLY 55 GRAMS.

AN INNOVATIVE COMBINATION OF A RIGGING PLATE AND A CARABINER

VLAD 90 g 3,2 oz

120 82 15

27 10 10

EVOLUTION OF THE TRADITIONAL SOLUTION, WHICH REQUIRES TWO CARABINERS PLUS THE RIGGING PLATE, MAKING A LONG CHAIN FROM THE BELAY POINT ONE PIECE, LIGHTER, CHEAPER, CLOSER TO THE BELAY POINT IT KEEPS EVERYTHING ALIGNED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION


THE ROLLER IS MADE BY A CONNECTOR PLUS A PULLEY IN JUST ONE PIECE. •

123 g 4,3 oz

ROLLER L K14R

125 68 20

26 8 9

• •

REDUCED FRICTION OF DIFFERENT MANOEUVRES TO MAKE THE JOB “LIGHTER”. VERY USEFUL IN MULTI-PITCH CLIMBING AND FOR SELF OR PROFESSIONAL RESCUE. YOU CAN CLIP THE CARABINER DIRECTLY INTO THE REQUIRED POINT (ANCHOR OR HARNESS), OR HAUL A HEAVY LOAD. TWO SIZES L AND S BOTH WITH THE FANTASTIC TWIN GATE SAFETY SYSTEM.

ROLLER S K14RS 73 g 2,6 oz

99 56 17

22 8 7

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SCREW GATE

WEIGHT

LENGTH RESISTANCE WIDTH kN OPENING

MEGA K6N

81 g 2,9 oz

111 71 21

DELTA K5N

66 g 2,3 oz

100 70 20

25 8 8

PLUME NUT K3N

37 g 1,3 oz

90 54 19

20 7 7

ALPHA K1N

56 g 2,0 oz

99 60 15

24 8 8

CERTIFIED

STANDARD GATE

21 10 6

CE

WEIGHT

LENGTH RESISTANCE WIDTH kN OPENING

PLUME K3W

29 g 1,0 oz

90 54 24

20 7 7

GAMMA K2W

35 g 1,2 oz

94 57 24

24 8 8

ALPHA K1S

48 g 1,7 oz

99 60 20

24 8 8

CARRYABINER

63 g 2,2 oz

120 75 27

25 9 10

CERTIFIED


24 g 0,8 oz

24

78 50 18

24 8 8

THE LIGHTEST CARABINER EVER MADE BY GRIVEL, WITH ONLY 24 GRAMS. MINIMUM FUNCTIONAL WEIGHT FOR THE NEEDS AND SAFETY OF THE USER. LIGHTER SHOULD NOT MEAN LESS STRONG!

HELP

47 g 1,7 oz

• •

101 60 24

26 8 8

CARABINER FOR EASIER CLIPPING A SPRING KEEPS THE GATE OPEN UNTIL IT TOUCHES THE BOLT OR THE PITON OR THE ROPE, WHICH PULL THE SPRING AND RELEASE THE GATE THAT CLOSES AUTOMATICALLY. 47 GRAMS

DAISY CHAINS AND SLINGS DYNEEMA GRIVEL DAISY CHAIN L 125 cm . Weight 95 g 3,4 oz . 23kN

110 mm . 8 g . 0,3 oz 180 mm . 10 g . 0,4 oz 23kN

WIDE

• Grivel dyneema sling • 23 kN on every pocket, CE certified

width: 22,4 mm

130 mm . 18 g . 0,6 oz 180 mm . 24 g . 0,8 oz 22kN

RING

60 cm 25,5 g . 0,9 oz 120 cm 48,5 g . 1,7 oz 240 cm 93,5 g . 3,3 oz 23kN

QUICK EASY DRAW 130 mm . 21 g . 0,7 oz 23kN 32 - 33


CAPTIVE K11C

WEIGHT

49 g 1,7 oz

LENGTH RESISTANCE WIDTH kN OPENING

97 61 21

CERTIFIED

22 9 9

CAPTIVE PLUME

CAPTIVE SYSTEM 32 g 1,1 oz

90 54 20

22 7 7

• •

CROSS-LOADING HAPPENS WHEN A CARABINER IS STRESSED ON ITS MINOR AXIS. MAJOR AXIS IS STRONGER BECAUSE THE CARABINER WORKS DIRECTLY IN LINE, VERTICALLY, ALONG THE SPINE. MINOR AXIS IS GENERALLY ONLY ONE THIRD AS STRONG.

30 - 31


QUICKDRAWS

CAPTIVE QUICKDRAWS

55 110 mm 55 g 1,9 oz

ALPHA CAPTIVE

PLUME

130 mm 115 g 4,1 oz

110 mm 66 g 2,3 oz

GAMMA

180 mm 124 g 4,4 oz

130 mm 77 g 2,7 oz

BETA

130 mm 91 g 3,2 oz

ALPHA

130 mm 104 g 3,7 oz

BETA CAPTIVE 130 mm 104 g 3,7 oz 180 mm 111 g 3,9 oz

PLUME CAPTIVE 110 mm 69 g 2,4 oz 34 - 35


GRIVEL AWARDED WITH COMPASSO D’ORO 2016 The OSCAR of Design to the historical company of Courmayeur Grivel Mont Blanc, manufacturer of climbing equipment, has been awarded with the 2016 “Compasso d’Oro”. It’s the first time in history that a manufacturer of climbing and alpinism equipment wins this prestigious prize; and the first time also for a company from Aosta Valley. Established in 1957, ADI Compasso d’Oro Award is the oldest and the most influential international design award in the world. In it’s 60 years of tradition it represents the only worldwide reality which underlines the complexity of a design project. It’s main goal is to contribute to the valorisation of the concept of “Made in Italy” of products already on the marker at an international level. Three hundred and twenty products have been awarded in more than fifty years, and along with the almost two thousand products given an Honourable Mention are collected and kept in the Historical Collection of the Compasso d’Oro Award. Following Gio Ponti’s philosophy, receiving a mention or a prize is a way to honour those manufactures whose DNA is the excellence of production. Just to mention a few of the winners… Mario Bellini,Vico Magistretti, Enzo Mari, Bruno Munari, Ettore Sottsass, Michele De Lucchi. And a few of the awarded products: the famous Fiat 500 car…the “Alessi” coffeepot, the “Brion Vega” TV set, the “Grillo” phone…the Typing machine “Lettera 22”. The Compasso d’Oro award is given every three years. This year Grivel has been awarded for the revolutionary Twin Gate carabiner. 36


“TWIN GATE” represents the real revolution in the world of carabiners: being the safest carabiner ever made, a revolution in the field of safety for it’s intuitive and totally automatic use. The innovative solution allows it to work both as a regular carabiner and as a safety carabiner but doing it’s work faster, and in a safer way. It is impossible for the rope to accidentally escape! Insensible to ice and sand that can stuck normal carabiner systems. Impossible to forget it open!

“In 2018 Grivel will be 200 years old therefore I’m very proud to receive this prize which is not only a clear recognition of the great engagement of the entire company today but an homage to the previous generations who, while working in much harder and discomfortable situations have been able to invent those pieces of equipment that allowed numerous “giants” such as Valter Bonatti…Riccardo Cassin…Toni Gobbi…to reach and conquer the highest summits of the world” Says Gioachino Gobbi president and inventor/designer of Twin Gate

MADE WITH SOLAR ENERGY

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33 REASONS DEVICES REASONS TO TO PREFER PREFER GRIVEL GRIVEL CLIMBING ICE PROTECTIONS

CLIMBING DEVICES

1. INNOVATIVE SAFETY SOLUTIONS

2. MULTIFUNCTIONAL DESIGN

3. LOW WEIGHT MATERIALS

BELAY AND RAPPEL

MASTER PRO KIT WEIGHT: 177 g 6,2 oz ROPE DIMENSION: 7,3 ≤ Ø ≤ 11 CE - UIAA

MASTER

MASTER PRO

WEIGHT: 64 g 2,3 oz WEIGHT: 88 g 3,1oz ROPE DIMENSION: 7,3 ≤ Ø ≤ 11 ROPE DIMENSION: 7,3 ≤ Ø ≤ 11 CE

MASTER MONO WEIGHT: 66 g 2,3 oz ROPE DIMENSION: 7,3 ≤ Ø ≤ 11

CE - UIAA

MASTER KIT

CE - UIAA

WEIGHT: 153 g 5,4 oz ROPE DIMENSION: 7,3 ≤ Ø ≤ 11 CE - UIAA

SHUTTLE

2X8

WEIGHT: 86 g 3,0 oz MAX LOADING: 25kN

WEIGHT: 63 g 2,2 oz ROPE DIMENSION: 7,8 ≤ Ø ≤ 11

CE - UIAA

CE

TRIS

FOUR

WEIGHT: 38 g 1,3 oz MAX LOADING: 25kN

WEIGHT: 52 g 1,8 oz MAX LOADING: 25kN

CE

CE

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ASCENDERS DESCENDERS

A&D WEIGHT: 261 g 9,2 oz ROPE DIMENSION: UP 8,3 ≤ Ø ≤ 13 DOW 7,3 ≤ Ø ≤ 13

ASCENDING

DESCENDING

UNLOCKING

CE - UIAA - EN362

SWIVELS

MINI ROLL WEIGHT: 59 g 2,1 oz WORKING LOAD LIMIT: 5kN MINIMUM BREAKING STRENGHT: 25kN CE

GLOVES

HAMMER THOR WEIGHT: 500 g 17,6 oz

A WEIGHT: 247 g 8,7 oz ROPE DIMENSION: 8,3 ≤ Ø ≤ 13 CE - UIAA - EN362

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HELMETS

3 REASONS TO PREFER GRIVEL HELMETS 3 REASONS TO PREFER GRIVEL ICE PROTECTIONS 1. EXCELLENT FIT AND PROTECTION

WEIGHT

SIZE

STEALTH

198 gr

Adjustable 53-61

MADE FROM INNER LAYER

Polystirene foam Polycarbonate

2. SIMPLE ADJUSTMENT

USE

Rock Ice Alpine

3. INNOVATIVE DESIGN

FRONT LAMP

NEW INNOVATIVE DESIGN FOR A HYPER-LIGHT AND HYPER-VENTILATED HELMET! • • • • • • • • •

The multifaceted design increases the rigidity of the shell and allows thinner thickness. No metal parts, which could BE dangerous in case of an impact. Polycarbonate shell co-moulded on a layer of expanded injected foam that absorbs the impact. Unbelievable weight of only 198 grams! The design provides the best air flow ever made with no compromise with protection. One size (53-61) that can be adjusted to fit once the helmet is on. The adjustment system tucks into the helmet for compact storage in your pack or haul bag. Four Headlamp clips. Colours: yellow, titanium.

STEALTH HS 292 gr

Adjustable 53-61

Polystirene foam ABS

Rock Ice Alpine

HARD-SHELL VERSION OF THE INNOVATIVE STEALTH HELMET, FOR THOSE WHO FAVOUR DURABILITY OVER PURE LIGHTNESS. •

The best solidity through the Stealth multifaceted design, which increases the rigidity of the shell and allows thinner thickness.


• • • • • •

STEALTH CARBON

210 gr

Adjustable Polystirene foam Rock Ice 53-61 Carbon fibre Alpine

CARBON FIBER VERSION OF THE INNOVATIVE STEALTH HELMET, FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE AND LOW WEIGHT. •

• • • • • •

SALAMANDER 2.0

360 g 12,7 oz

Adjustable 54-61

Polystirene foam ABS

Rock Ice Alpine

• • •

COLOURS

The best solidity through the stealth multifaceted design, which increases the rigidity of the shell and allows thinner thickness. No metal parts, which could dangerous in case of an impact. Inner EPS shell for absorption, with an outer shell in carbon fiber. One size (53-61) that can be adjusted to fit once the helmet is on The adjustment system tucks into the helmet for compact storage in your pack or haul bag. Four Headlamp clips. Colours: black.

CLASSIC HELMET DESIGNED FOR ALPINE, ROCK, AND ICE CLIMBING

HEADLAMP CLIPS

No metal parts, which could BE dangerous in case of an impact. Inner EPS shell for absorption, with an outer hard ABS shell which protects the head and nape. One size (53-61) that can be adjusted to fit once the helmet is on The adjustment system tucks into the helmet for compact storage in your pack or haul bag. Four Headlamp clips. Colours: yellow, white

• •

Outer shell in ABS protecting against penetration, inner layer in shock-absorbing polystyrene foam. Extremely efficient air circulation. No metal parts, which could BE dangerous in case of an impact. One size (54-61) that can be adjusted to fit once the helmet is on. The adjustment system tucks into the helmet for compact storage in your pack or haul bag. Four Headlamp clips 40 - 41 Colours: yellow, white, black


STEALTH TECHNOLOGY ALL-ROUND PROTECTION

The multifaceted design increases the rigidity of the shell and allows thinner thickness.

Helmet designed for alpine, rock and ice climbing. It’s very difficult to convince the climbers to wear helmets. They complain that helmets are too

Clips on the front and back to

heavy, too hot and not well ventilated, complex to adjust. To look for the

secure your head torch to the helmet.

solution was the goal of Grivel to increase the safety of climbers. It is incredibly lightweight at only 198 grams, making it perfect for alpine

No metal parts which could

climbing or climbs when every grams of kit makes a difference. The light

be dangerous in case of impact.

weight means you hardly feel it on your head, so you can focus fully on the climb. The Stealth helmet features 16 vents, which optimize air flow around the helmet, keeping your head cool when things get sweaty, without compromising on protection. The Stealth helmet is highly adjustable, and one size fits all head shake. It makes getting the right fit really simple, and the

All-round protection front, rear, sides, and top.

adjustment system folds into the helmet so it doesn’t get in the way when

dangerous in case of impact. There are clips on the front and back to secure your head torch to the helmet, which are quick and easy to fix, so you don’t fumble around in the morning. There are no more excuses to not use one.

adjusted to fit once the helmet is on. Clips on the front and back to

it’s being put in place. The adjustment system is made in polyamide; no metal parts which could be

One size (53-61) that can be

secure your head torch to the The Stealth helmet features 16 vents, which optimize air flow around the helmet, keeping your head cool when things get sweaty, without

helmet. The adjustment system is made in polyamide and foldable in to the helmet.

compromising on protection.

GRIVEL BELIEVES THAT YOU CANNOT CHOOSE WHERE THE DANGER WILL COME FROM, BUT YOU CAN CHOOSE TO PROTECT YOUR HEAD ALL AROUND.

GRIVEL SOLUTION: ALL-ROUND PROTECTION


STEALTH POLICARBONATE 0,5 mm

POLYSTIRENE FOAM ALL-ROUND PROTECTION

POLICARBONATE 0,5 mm

POLYSTIRENE FOAM ALL-ROUND PROTECTION

STEALTH HS ABS 2 mm

POLYSTIRENE FOAM ALL-ROUND PROTECTION

ABS 2 mm

POLYSTIRENE FOAM ALL-ROUND PROTECTION

STEALTH CARBON CARBON FIBRE 1 mm

POLYSTIRENE FOAM ALL-ROUND PROTECTION

CARBON FIBRE 1 mm

POLYSTIRENE FOAM ALL-ROUND PROTECTION 42 - 43


3 REASONS TO PREFER GRIVEL POLES 3 REASONS TO PREFER GRIVEL ICE PROTECTIONS

POLES

1. INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

2. VERSATILITY

3. MADE IN ITALY

GRIVEL INTRODUCES ITS NEW RANGE OF POLES. THEY ARE VERSATILE, DURABLE AND FOUR-SEASON, SUITABLE FOR MANY ACTIVITIES IN THE MOUNTAINS: FROM TREKKING TO TRAIL RUNNING, FROM SKI TOURING TO ALPINE TRIPS. ALL SHAFTS MADE

SNAKE

IN ALUMINIUM 7075 FOR OPTIMAL RESISTANCE TO

2 SECTIONS 190 g 6,7 oz

WEIGHT RATIO. ALL COME WITH SUMMER AND WINTER BASKET. THE TRAIL FAMILY (1-SECTION, 2-SECTION AND 3-SECTION) FEATURES AN ERGONOMIC EVA FOAM LONG GRIP FOR COMFORT AND BREATHABILITY, AND A REMOVABLE STRAP.

SIZES 88 cm 98 cm 108 cm

• •

• •

TRAIL VARIO

The SNAKE multiple grip has been designed to follow the natural position of the wrist which is no longer forced to “bend”. The SNAKE handle favours the correct position of the pole in to the ground - as the hand should always be further forward than the tip of the stick on the ground, even with traditional trail sticks It allows the stick to remain on the ground for a longer time during the thrust. Snake’s special ergonomics is favoured by a shorter stick than the traditional size. Winter and summer basket.

3 SECTIONS 520 g 18,3 oz 112 - 122 - 130 cm 3-SECTION POLE WITH A COMBINATION OF SYSTEMS • • •

“The knee” for the lower section. A traditional adjustment for the upper part to adjust the length of the pole. EVA ergonomic extended foam with traditional shape for comfort and breathability. Winter and summer basket.

WINTER BASKET

SUMMER BASKET


TRAIL

TRAIL TWO

TRAIL THREE

1 SECTION

2 SECTIONS

3 SECTIONS

420 g 14,8 oz 112 - 122 - 130 cm

454 g 16,0 oz 112 - 122 - 130 cm

520 g 18,3 oz 112 - 122 - 130 cm

2 SECTIONS 3 SECTIONS 428 g 15,1 oz 130 cm

1-section pole for maximum resistance and minimum weight. Long EVA ergonomic foam with symmetric shape for comfort and breathability. Winter and summer basket.

2-section pole with a new innovative foldable system (“the knee”) for quick deployment and compact packing. Long EVA ergonomic foam with symmetric shape for comfort and breathability. Winter and summer basket.

3-section pole with a new innovative foldable system (“the knee”) for quick deployment and compact packing. Long EVA ergonomic foam with symmetric shape for comfort and breathability. Winter and summer basket.

CONDOR

• • •

Grivel Condor grip with an extractable hot drop forged ice axe blade to overcome difficult and dangerous situations. 2-section adjustable pole. Removable strap. Winter and summer basket. 44 - 45


THE NEW FOLDABLE SYSTEM

HOW TO UNFOLD IT

KNEE TECHNOLOGY THE KNEE IS THE NEW INNOVATIVE GRIVEL SYSTEM TO FOLD POLES FOR QUICK DEPLOYMENT AND COMPACT PACKING. • • •

It connects each section of the pole with the next one. It is secured by a metal slider that firmly protects it and reinforces the pole. Reducing the size of the pole for compact storage and packing has never been so simple and fast!

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SNAKE TECHNOLOGY THE ERGONOMIC GRIP The SNAKE multiple grip has been designed to follow

A SNAKE

B TRADITIONAL

the natural position of the wrist so that it is not forced to “bend” anymore. Wrist and hand maintain their natural position with consequent less stress and a more secure support, allowing for greater push. The steepr the slope, even greater is the advantage of the hand position, resulting in a more efficient load, allowing

A

quicker travel times. The SNAKE handle favours the correct position of the pole in to the ground - as the hand should always be farther forward than the tip of the stick on the ground, even with

B

A

B

A

traditional trail sticks - and it allows the stick to remain on the ground for a longer time during the push. A second handle with the same characteristics as the upper one is

THREE HANDLING POSITIONS

obtained by rotating the stick and holding it in the lower curve. This will allow to climb steeper slopes by being more efficient with less effort than how it would be with a traditional stick. It’s a very simple manoeuvre that is totally natural since the first try. Moreover Snake’s special ergonomics is favoured by a shorter stick than the traditional size. 47


HARNESSES

3 REASONS PREFER GRIVEL 3 REASONS TO TO PREFER GRIVEL ICE HARNESSES PROTECTIONS 1. WEB-CORE TECHNOLOGY

2. SIMPLICITY AND FUNCTIONALITY

BELT SIZE

WEIGHT

SIZE 1 64 - 84 SIZE 2 76 - 106

342 g 12 oz

APOLLO

SIZE 1 67 - 87 SIZE 2 80 - 110

ARES

DRY

POSEIDON

The APOLLO is a classic, fully adjustable harness thanks to its 2 waist buckles and fully adjustable leg loops. It benefits from the latest Web-Core technology yet it climbing. • Web-Core technology • Simple and comfortable • 2 adjustment buckles. • 2 sizes

381 g 13,4 oz

The ARES is a new interpretation of the alpine harness. The new and special design allows a fantastic freedom for the legs with no compression points in the front part. Fully adjustable with 4 buckles.It benefits from the latest Web-Core technology. A simple and intuitive model. • Web-Core technology • Total freedom and comfort • 4 adjustment buckles. • 2 sizes

364 g 12,8 oz

The POSEIDON is a special harness for mountaineering, expeditions and ice falls. It is the first waterproof harness! The Dry technology used in the ropes is now used also on the Poseidon harness. No more wet legs loops nor wet waist belt on your body! • Web-Core technology • Dry treatment for wet conditions • Simple leg loops, thin and light, totally removable from the harness. • 4 adjustment buckles. • 2 sizes • Simple and comfortable

COMFORT ZONE

SIZE 1 67 - 87 SIZE 2 80 - 106

3. SPECIFIC FEATURES FOR DIFFERENT USES


HARNESS ACCESSORIES CLEPSYDRA S - CLEPSYDRA L

SCREWCARRIER

CARRYABINER

30 g 1,0 oz

GS - GRIVEL SHIELD

63 g 2,2 oz

PROTECT

YOUR SPINE ONE SIZE FITS ALL NEW AND USED HARNESSES

52 g 1,8 oz

To be easily tolerated by the climber a climbing fall requires two factors: the resistance of all the elements of the safety chain (rope, carabiners, protection etc) and their ability to absorb part of the energy released in the fall. The harness is practically static and transmits all the remaining energy on the thighs (that absorb it well), around the waist (that absorbs well enough) and on the spine where all the microtrauma add up creating permanent effects. For this Grivel has developed the GS composed of a half-shell semi hard to better distribute the forces, coupled inside with a special honeycomb material able to absorb most of the energy without transferring it on the spine. The back of the climbers thanks!

PAIN

SAFER 48 - 49


PACKS, BAGS & PADS

3 3REASONS BAGS & PADS REASONSTO TOPREFER PREFERGRIVEL GRIVELPACKS, ICE PROTECTIONS 1. HIGH COMFORT THROUGH BACK-SYSTEM TECHNOLOGIES

2. RECYCLED FABRICS

3. INNOVATIVE FEATURES FOR CLIMBERS AND ALPINISTS

ALPINE

L 35

ALPINE PRO L 40+10

ZEN 35

The ultimate Alpine backpack by Grivel. Fullyfeatured for all your alpine adventures. Multiple holders and practical solutions to carry everything you need in a functional way. • Butterfly back for maximum comfort and freedom of movement • Innovative self-standing system for easy access even when it is not full • Side zip for easy access to main body • Numerous practical attachment options: reinforced ski attachment straps at the side, daisy-chains, double ice axe holder, helmet holder, crampons holder • Reinforced tarpaulin bottom with concealable straps to carry crampons or other gear • 3-option waistbelt included (full, strap only, none) • Removable floating lid • Weight: 1,55 Kg (56 oz)

The Grivel answer to the need of a clean and tough function-driven climbing backpack. Stripped down to the essentials, it is the ideal partner for all your adventures in the mountains. • Extremely durable fabric (VX-07) reinforced with black polyester X-Ply for all conditions and uses • Padded ergonomic back for maximum comfort • Fully concealable straps, holders, lashes and waist belt • Wide and fast top-opening for best functionality • Ergonomic thermo-formed back for maximum comfort • Weight: 1,5 Kg (37 oz)

AIRTECH

L 28

Lightweight compact rucksack for climbing and mountaineering. Very clean body in minimalist style and roll-top closure. • Tapered ergonomic shape for best comfort and freedom while climbing, allowing great access to the harness and the gear • Padded back for great comfort even with full load • Completely removable webbing belt • The lid can be removed or concealed in its special pocket • Extra concealable webbing on the top, for the rope or other gear • It comes with eight extra webbings that can be used to secure the gear outside the pack • Weight: 0,9 Kg (31,7 oz)


HAUTE ROUTE L 30+5 The ideal partner for ski days of all kinds, from skitouring to backcountry to freeride. Very versatile, it will carry anything you need. • Double closure option through zip and/or buckle • Diagonal concealable ski carrier • Ice axe holder • Padded ergonomic back for maximum comfort • Side pocket for wet skins • Side compression straps • Weight: 1,17 Kg (41,1 oz)

SKI RANDO

L 25

Modern rucksack for ski touring and light alpinism. Its compact shape and its vest-type wearability make it comfortable and very stable. It is adjustable on the shoulder straps and on the belt. • Opening on the back for better access in the snow • Padded air mesh back • Concealable waist belt, allowing to rotate the pack and access it without taking it off • External pocket for the shovel, the shaft and the probe • Diagonal ski carrier, with reinforced fabric on the front • Special ice axe holder on the shoulder strap, for easy operation • Weight: 0,66 Kg (23,5 oz)

200

L 28

A new product made today, in the style of the first backpacks used by the pioneers of mountaineering. • Vintage elegant look. • Old style “ventilated” back panel. • Possibility to attach external loads on the top and on the sides. • Ice axe carrier. • Weight: 1 kg (35 oz).

50 - 51


CLIMBING

ROCKER

L 45

Specifically designed for sports climbing and bouldering, to carry to the crag your rope, gear and everything you may need. • Opening on the back for easy access • Extremely durable, made in heavy duty tarpaulin and nylon • Padded back for great comfort even when fully loaded • Side handle • Extra webbing on the top (for rope or other gear) • Weight: 1,3 Kg (45,8 oz)

GRAVITY

L 35

Clean shape and durable fabric for a very versatile pack for climbing and alpinism, from rock to ice to snow. • Roll-top opening at the top. • Back opening for easy access in all situations. • Extra concealable webbing on the top for rope or other gear. • Completely removable webbing belt. • Weight: 1,1 Kg (39 oz)

LYNX

L 13

This simple and efficient idea combines a vest-style double gear sling with detachable small rucksack (13lt.). Designed for multi pitch climbing and light alpine days. • Two gear slings for easy access to your gear. • Small detachable rucksack very useful for small loads (e.g. shoes for the descent, car keys, water, snacks, rain gear). • Releasable straps on both sides: just release one to swing the rucksack to your front for easy access. • Weight: 0,56 Kg (19,8 oz)

HAUL BAG

L 30 - 60 - 90

Ideal for climbing and big wall • Available in 30L, 60L, 90L • Made in heavy duty tarpaulin • Self-standing body • Easily removable waistbelt and shoulder straps • Top locking buckle • Weight: 0,9 Kg - 34.9oz (30L); 1,9 Kg 65.4oz (60L); 2,9 Kg 105.3oz (90L)


CHALK BAG

CRASH PAD

3590 g . 126,6 oz RV form PE form 126x90x8 cm

V 1L . 99 g . 3,5 oz Nylon

BOULDER CHALK BAG

V 3L . 120 g . 4,2 oz Nylon

TRAIL RUNNING

MOUNTAIN RUNNER 12L . 530 g 18,7 oz Fabric: Air mesh Back: Padded air mesh Holders POLES: 2 frontal

MOUNTAIN RUNNER COMP 5L . 430 g 15,2 oz Fabric: Air mesh Back: Padded air mesh Holders POLES: 2 frontal

The newest form fitting trail running packs by Grivel. Ideal partners for single day to multi day races, they were born from the direct experience in the Tor de Geants endurance race. • One size-fits all through multiple regulation options • Organizing pockets in the main compartment • Load compression strap for best agility • Multiple pockets to carry everything you need and access it easily

MOUNTAIN RUNNER LIGHT 5L . 275 g 9,7 oz Fabric: Air mesh Back: Padded air mesh Holders POLES: 2 frontal

MOUNTAIN RUNNER 20 20L . 550 gr 19,4 oz Fabric: Air mesh Back: Padded air mesh Holders POLES: 1 frontal

SINGLE BARREL 164 g 5,8 oz Fabric: Ecofabric

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PROMO

CAP

HEADBAND

BUFF

RUNNING ARM SLEEVE

SIMPLE

YELLOW CRAMPON SHELF

SOFT FLASK

100% COTTON T-SHIRTS

TECHNICAL T-SHIRT

ROLL BANNER

CUSTOMIZED ICE AXES

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MADE IN ITALY WITH

SOLAR ENERGY

TEST SHOP DECAL

FLAGS

STICKERS

POSTERS

HISTORY POSTERS 50X70 - 35X30

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GRIVEL INVENTIONS

WORLD INVENTIONS

GRIVEL INNOVATION TIMELINE

First invented as a rail bike, allowing to travel only on the train tracks, the draisine is now designed to allow free movement on the road. Fast development in the technology of train engines.

The Ford T is launched, being the first affordable automobile produced by long sighted company Ford. Radio comunication has a significant growth.

Nylon is introduced as a material in women stockings. In the meantime Fleming isolates penicillin.

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The Grivel family of blacksmiths, star ted to transform their production of agricultural tools in what would later become mountain equipment. So in a sea of scepticism the first ice axe was born.

The English engineer Oscar Eckenstein was received with similar scepticism when he asked Henr y Grivel to manufacture the first modern crampon in histor y.

Henr y’s son Laurent came up with the brilliant invention of the two front points, allowing climbers to stand face on whilst attacking the steep ice and snow gradients.

Amato Grivel, Laurent’s younger brother, using the Chromolly alloy (Nickel-Chrome- Molybdenum), created a really strong crampon, thinner and lighter than the others: 360 grams a pair. These crampons, the Super Leggero Grivel, have been used to conquer the 3 highest peaks in the world, the Everest, the K2, and the Kangchenjunga.

Radar begins to be used as a militar y device to intercect foreing objects. The system was quickly installed all across the United Kingdom.

The structure of DNA is discovered. An oral vaccine for polio is developed by Alber t Sabin.

1953 1954 Grivel products are used for the first ascent of K2 and Everest.

In California an updated version Macintosh plus is released, after the first Macintosh developed in 1984. Super Mario Bros is released by NIntendo.

1986 Grivel’s Super Courmayeur system, with its spare and interchangeable picks and shovels, established itself as market leader.


Tim Berners-Lee and his team create CERN.ch is the first website to appear on the world wide web.

The mobile phone is now diffused in affordable models, after the first Motorola used to cost 4000$. In 1998 the search engine Google is founded.

The first online encyclopedia, Wikipedia, is founded. On the first of Februar y the Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas and Lousiana whilst reentering the ear th’s atmosphere.

Apple launches its first watch. The phenomena of the selfie becomes global, the “selfie stick” is designed an produced.

A major Climate conference is held in Paris, negotiating a global agreement on the reduction of climate change. Queen Elizabeth II is the longest ser ving monarch.

The existance of gravitational waves is confirmed. Apple sells 211.88 million iPhones.

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Rambo crampon: a rigid crampon with a stable platform and no vibrations. Forged front points were added for the first time, a huge improvement.

The Machine: the ice axe that revolutionised the design of technical tools. From now on this was the shape that set the standard for ever yone!

GRIVEL resolves the problem of snow build up under crampons with the first pro-active anti-balling plate. This gets rid of the snow with ever y step taken, using its flexibility and the alpinist’s movement. Other manufacturers have tried to find an alternative to this Grivel patent but the truth is that no other real alternative exists!

Twingate carabiner, the safest carabiner ever made. Due to it’s innovative design it works as both an ordinar y carabiner and as a screwgate carabiner, but it does its job quicker and safer,

Innovatve helmet designed for alpine, rock, and ice climbing. The polycarbonate shell is co-moulded on a layer of expanded injected foam that absorbs the impact, with an unbelievable weight of 198 grams! Using the Stealth technology which increases the rigidity of the external protection.

Grivel invents the knee technology a new foldable system. The KNEE is the new innovative Grivel system to fold poles for quick deployment and compact packing.

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Grivel synoptic tables winter 2018, 200th anniversary  

Grivel synoptic tables winter 2018, 200th anniversary

Grivel synoptic tables winter 2018, 200th anniversary  

Grivel synoptic tables winter 2018, 200th anniversary

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