A new generation of crampons. Ten points in contact with ice while you're walking, 12 that bite into the slope during traverses. This has been made possible because the third pair of points are shorter and wider apart; on top of this the last two front points have a double angulation to maintain bite when descending or traversing. The Air Tech's points are short and designed for the new requirements of "mixed moderns", alternating ice and rock. Sharp points are ideal for anchoring on ice "cauliflowers".
The Cramp-O-Matic binding is a simple, secure system, using a nylon speed lever in the rear and a stainless steel front bale to hold the boot. Quick to put on, these bindings are perfect for plastics - or any mountaineering boots that have a rigid sole and substantial heel and toe welts. The stainless steel safety strap, which was invented by Grivel, is permanently mounted on the front bale and prevents total loss of the crampon should it be forced off the boot.