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.
Tour Nanotech Semi Automatic
The lightest steel crampons in the world!
Constructed from proprietary Sandvik Nanoflex® Steel
Semi-automatic bindings fit most technical mountaineering boots
10 points for a compact, hyperlight body
Anti-Balling Plates included
The lightest steel crampons in the world! Sandvik Nanoflex® Steel uses nanotechnologyto create a superior metal that is 30% stronger and 20% harder than traditional chromoly steel thereby allowing us to use a thinner cross section (1.8mm) that results in a crampon that is not only lighter, but stronger, more durable and stainless by design. The thinner cross section also creates sharper, thinner points that penetrate hard snow with ease. The semi-automatic binding is compatible with technical mountaineering boots. For telemark or A/T boots, use the Tour Nanotech Auto with automatic bindings (367).
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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.
|684 g / 24.13 oz|
|Ideal Uses||Glacier Travel / Mountaineering|
|Front Points||Horizontal Dual |
|Front Point Offset||No|
|Number of Points||10|
|Main Material||Nanoflex® Steel|
|Anti-Ball Plates||Included (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.