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.
This version of the High Mountain Step-In is officially retired.You've found a page of history! The High Mountain Step-In is no longer produced by Climb X and it is not available to buy from major online retailers. You can still check out all the specs and claim your ownership.
High Mountain Step-In
Expedition-grade 12-point technical mountaineering crampons with integrated anti-snowball plates. Laser cut, heat-treated chromoly steel crampon with stainless steel hardware and quick adjust sizing system. Available in step-in, strap-on and hybrid attachment styles.
|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.
|Ideal Uses||Technical Mountaineering / Alpine|
|Front Points||Horizontal Dual |
|Front Point Offset||No|
|Number of Points||12|
|Main Material||Heat-treated Chromoly Steel crampon with Stainless 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.