The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.
10 points for a solid hold on steep terrain
Automatic binding optimized for A/T and tele boots
Hyperlight 10-point crampons for fast and light backcountry pursuits. The automatic binding is optimized to snap securely to A/T, tele and rigid mountaineering boots and the compact 10 point structure packs down to half the size of other crampons. Constructed from 7075-T6 aluminum alloy for a solid compromise between strength and weight. Anti- balling plates included.
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|Weight per Pair (g / oz)|
Weight per Pair (g / oz)
In grams and ounces, the weight of both crampons together, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
If there are differences in weight (due to multiple sizes or optional accessories) we'll note those here.
|446 g / 15.73 oz|
|Ideal Uses||Racing / Skimo (super light) Glacier Travel / Mountaineering|
|Front Points||Horizontal Dual |
|Front Point Offset||No|
|Number of Points||10|
|Main Material||7075 Aluminum|
|Anti-Ball Plates||Sold Separately (see the plates here)|
|Crampon Case||Sold Separately (see the case here)|
|Heel Spur Attachment||None made for this model|
The main climbing gear certifications are CE and UIAA--and normally the UIAA creates the rules that the CE body also supports. When possible, we try to list all the certifications the product carries.
To sell a climbing product in Europe, the device must be CE certified. There are no official requirements to sell climbing gear in the US. The UIAA certification is a voluntary process.
This video shows how to sharpen your crampon correctly.
At just over 12 ounces you really can't beat the Tour 350... except you can! The Race 290 crampon is basically the Tour 350 with a special heel bail for Dynafit compatible boots, and the metal spreader bar is replaced with Dyneema for an overall two ounce savings. The Race 290 even has different colors for hte left and right feet for those of you in a hurry - you know who you are, rando-freaks. I haven't tried the Race 290 and probably won't, but the design did give me the idea that if a spreader bar failed I could use a section of dyneema or even nylon webbing to replace it temporarily.