How to use Crampon correctly with instructional pictures.
Nuptse Evo Classic
shaped frontal points to enhance progression on slopes;
innovative macro-setting system to quickly switch from EU 36÷43 size range to EU 42÷47 (fig. 1 » fig. 2 » fig. 3);
new double lever system for size adjustment, easy to operate with one hand only (fig. 4);
dovetailed exchangeable antibotts, equipped with bellows to prevent snow build-up beneath the crampon.
classic version come with tough plastic heel cradle and toe strap that will fit any stiffened winter boot;
available also in the versions: semiautomatic (offers a quick fit heel clip with tough plastic front straps for boots with a compatible sole unit) or automatic (offers a quick fit heel clip with a front toe bail for boots with a compatible sole unit);
|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||Tempered Painted Steel|
|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.
I think the Climbing Technology Nuptse Evo are a great all round crampon, with a tried and tested binding system and robust anti-balling plates. There is nothing particularly exciting or innovative about them - however this is no bad thing as the they follow a classic design, which isn't broken, and therefore didn't need fixing! The crampons are perfect for any climbers/mountaineers who want one crampon to do everything. They will work well in all settings, from introductory winter walking right through to hard Scottish mixed climbing. Perhaps their one week point is sustained steep ice, on which a more aggressive-angled set of secondary points might provide more security. Although there are lighter crampons on the market, the Nuptse Evo is of comparable weight to some other popular twelve point crampons, and it reflects their overall durable feel.
General information including warnings, marking, maintenance and lifespan etc.
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.