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Apr 22, 2013
Rainier
Hello MP community,

I just got my new La Sportiva Barunste Boots and fitted my standard Grivel G12's to them. It is a good fit and all, but the linking bar is on the LAST peg. I will be going on an expedition to the Cordillera Blanca later this year to climb for a month with this setup.

I assume that even with a rigid boot having a max-extended linking bar puts a lot of stress on it. I am wondering if anyone out there has any stories about failed linking bars from sustained use or if perhaps I am worrying about a non-issue. I really don't want to be the guy with a broken crampon at 19k!

Thanks for your input,

Andy
Andy P.
From Wisconsin
Joined Apr 20, 2013
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Apr 22, 2013
Me
get longer bars if you are freaked, they are cheap as. Gwut
Joined Mar 17, 2013
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Apr 23, 2013
From Petzl's crampon technical notice

Linking bar
Linking bar
Joe Palma
From Stouffville, Ontario
Joined Feb 24, 2011
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Apr 23, 2013
Rainier
Joe, thanks for posting. Although the grivel manual doesn't mention it, I will surely purchase the long bars and bring the originals along as spares. As Gwut mentioned they are only $15 or so. Andy P.
From Wisconsin
Joined Apr 20, 2013
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Apr 24, 2013
One thing you may want to try, which Grivel recommends, is if your G12's are equipped with a "regulation spring" to adjust the bar length, you can remove it and replace it with a bolt and nut to retain the bar. This should give you two additional sizes over the spring. Joe Palma
From Stouffville, Ontario
Joined Feb 24, 2011
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