It’s not uncommon for gear manufacturers to name a signature product after the iconic ski route between Chamonix and Zermatt. It’s a little more meaningful, however, when the company is based near one of the termini. The Haute Route crampons are designed to last the whole journey while not weighing you down.
Grivel uses carbon steel to make the toe piece, giving the points good durability on rock. The rear points are aluminum, designed to keep things light while still giving good purchase in hard snow. The ends are connected with a solid linking bar and attached to your ski boot with a simple wire bail and secure webbing. The Haute Route Ski-matic is an optimal compromise of speed and robustness.
|Materials||Carbon steel, aluminum alloy|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Notes||Fits Sportiva boots|
|Bottom Line||Light, robust, easy-fitting|