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 innovation of the two front points, allowing climbers to stand face on whilst attacking the steep ice and snow gradients. In 1938 this innovation proved the key to the conquest of one the last great problems of the Alps: the North Face of the Eiger. About the same time, the introduction of a Chromolly alloy (Nickel-Chrome-Molybdenum) allowed the production of thinner and therefore lighter crampons. The resulting forged Grivel crampons weighing 360 grams a pair, the Super Leggero Grivel, were used to conquer the three highest peaks in the world, Everest, K2, and Kangchenjunga.

In 1982 Grivel was taken over by new management but the ethos of innovation is very much to the fore with the likes of the revolutionary Machine ice axe in 1996 and anti-balling plates, introduced in 2003. Since 2010 all Grivel's energy needs have been produced by photovoltaic panels on their factory roofs allowing them to save 1,173 barrels of oil a year.

Grivel Mini Roll
Grivel Mini Roll
£26.99
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Grivel Munro SA with Leash
Grivel Munro SA with Leash
£67.50
£75.00
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Grivel Narrow Front Bail Bar
Grivel Narrow Front Bail Bars (pair, RBNBAIL)
£15.00
1 In Stock
Grivel Plume Twin Gate HMS
Grivel Plume Twin Gate HMS
£13.00
3 In Stock
Grivel Plume Twin Gate
Grivel Plume Twin Gate Karabiner
£10.99
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Grivel Radical Light 21
Grivel Radical Light 21
£85.00
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Grivel Rambo Frontpoint types
Grivel Rambo Frontpoints
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Grivel Ran Antislip
Grivel Ran Antislip
£27.00
£30.00
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Grivel Replacement Heel Clip
Grivel Replacement Heel Clips (pair)
£12.99
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Grivel Roller Twin Gate Large
Grivel Roller Twin Gate Large Karabiner
£27.50
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Grivel Roller Twin Gate Small
Grivel Roller Twin Gate Small Karabiner
£22.99
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Grivel Salamander 2 Helmet Yellow
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Grivel Salamander 2 Helmet
£49.50
£55.00
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Grivel Scream
Grivel Scream Belay Plate
£23.00
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Grivel Screw Carrier
Grivel Screw Carrier
£10.99
1 In Stock
Grivel Sigma Twin Gate
Grivel Sigma Twin Gate Karabiner
£12.75
1 In Stock
Grivel Simple Double Spring Leash
Grivel Simple Double Spring Leash (without karabiners)
£15.00
6 In Stock
Grivel Simple Vario
Grivel Simple Vario (Blank Head Spacer)
£14.00
2 In Stock
Grivel Single Spring Leash with Rotor Karabiner
Grivel Single Spring Leash with Rotor Karabiner
£20.00
2 In Stock
Grivel Snakes
Grivel Snake (pair)
£6.99
1 In Stock
Grivel Spacers and Bolts for Rambo Evo 1, 2 or 3
Grivel Spacers and Bolts for Rambo Evo 1, 2 or 3 (095.85)
£11.00
1 In Stock
Grivel Standard Flex Regulation Bars
Grivel Standard Flex Regulation Bars (pair)
£11.00
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Grivel Standard Front Bail Bar
Grivel Standard Front Bail Bars (pair, RB098.08)
£10.99
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Grivel Standard Regulation Bars
Grivel Standard Regulation Bars (pair)
£10.00
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