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.
The lightest 12-point crampons in the world!
3-D pressed frame maximizes strength and performance
Automatic bindings fit most rigid mountaineering, A/T, and telemark boots
CC4u wear indicators on the side points show when it is time for replacement
Optional Vibram® anti-balling plates (18106 – sold separately)
The lightest 12-point crampons in the world! Absolutely perfect for ski mountaineering and glacier travel. Innovative 3-D shaped construction (pressed – not just bent) on the front platform distributes pressure applied to one point across the entire platform significantly increasing the strength and durability of the crampon. Automatic bindings offer the most secure fit for rigid boots with full toe and heel welts, including A/T and telemark boots. While sturdy, aluminum crampons are not suitable for ice climbing or intensive mixed terrain.
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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.
|522 g / 18.41 oz|
|Ideal Uses||Racing / Skimo (super light) Glacier Travel / Mountaineering|
|Front Points||Horizontal Dual |
|Front Point Offset||No|
|Number of Points||12|
|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.
The C.A.M.P. USA XLC 390 is the lightest semi-rigid twelve-point crampon in the
world. CAMP achieves this featherweight construction by using 7075 aluminum
alloy. The XLC 390 automatic binding (also available in new-matic and strap-on
styles), designed for alpinism and ski touring, has been valuable to me this
spring and early summer. I have used these crampons to compete in the grueling
Pierra Menta, a four-day ski-mountaineering competition held in France, as well
as to make numerous spring ski descents and summer climbs high in the Alps
and Tetons. I have front-pointed alpine ice and climbed sections of rock; both with
great results. If you are looking for a light, durable crampon, the XLC 390 is for you.