How to use Fakir, warnings, maintenance, transport, storage and lifespan with instructional pictures.
The Fakir Classic is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The Fakir Classic is no longer produced by Singing Rock and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
All-round twelve-point crampons for classic mountaineering
designed for all terrain from glacier tours to steep snow slopes
or classic ice couloirs
asymmetrical shape of crampons ideally adapts to the boot and the
front points thus providing maximum efficiency in steep terrain
the frame is made of high-quality chromoly steel
the size may be adjusted without any tool
BOUNCER anti-snow plates included
the crampons designed in three fastening systems and are therefore
suitable for softer trekking boots - as well as rigid mountaineering boots
|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.
|945 g / 33.33 oz|
|Ideal Uses||Technical Mountaineering / Alpine|
|Front Points||Horizontal Dual |
|Front Point Offset||No|
|Number of Points||12|
|Main Material||Chromoly Steel|
|Crampon Case||Not Available|
|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.
How to add anti snow plates in Fakir.
How to set up and adjust Fakir crampon
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.
A pictoral representation of the UIAA-153 and EN-893 standards for crampons.