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 Race 290 2017 is technically retired but it's still sold online.The Race 290 2017 is no longer produced by CAMP. We're showing it as "available" on WeighMyRack because you can still find it at trustworthy online retailers.
Race 290 2017
The lightest 10-point crampons in the world!
10 points for a solid hold on steep terrain
Different colors for the left and right for fast and easy identification
Dyneema® linking strap reduces weight and allows the crampons to fold onto themselves for packability
Patented heel attachment designed for rapid attachment to modern A/T boots
The lightest crampons in the world and the go-to crampons for competitive ski mountaineering. The patented heel is designed for rapid attachment with the fastest A/T boot models typically made for Dynafit® or similar style lightweight backcountry bindings. The Dyneema® linking strap reduces weight even further and allows the crampons to be folded onto themselves for packability. Solid aluminum linking bars are also included for a more rigid fit if desired.
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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.
|376 g / 13.26 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.