How to use Edelrid crampon, safety, lifespan, storage and care with instructional pictures.
Maximum performance at minimal weight. The Beast Lite is the go-to crampon for steep terrain, whether for ice or mixed climbs. The unique combination of aluminium body and forged front teeth makes it the lightest steep ice crampon on the market.
Extremely lightweight and robust hardened aluminium in 3-D design
Forged front teeth for ultimate penetration on steep ice
Intelligent interchangeable system: separate front teeth for quick and easy (single-bolt) adjustment from double to mono point
Can be adjusted from automatic to semi-automatic (both bindings supplied)
Anti-bot plates included
Recommended for: vertical to overhanging mixed and ice climbing and Alpinism where it is not intended to use the vertical points on rock.
|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.
|680 g / 23.99 oz|
|Ideal Uses||Waterfall Ice Mixed (Rock & Ice) / Dry Tooling|
|Binding System||Automatic Semi-auto|
|Front Points||Vertical Mono / Dual |
|Front Point Offset||Yes, Adjustable|
|Number of Points||12|
|Main Material||Robust Hardened Aluminium|
|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.
Overall, I think the Edelrid Beast Lite is a rather impressive crampon for its intended purpose, technical ice climbing, but that intended purpose is too limited to make it attractive to UK winter climbers. I haven’t tried the all-steel “Beast” version but they look like they include all of the positives of the Beast Lite, except obviously super light weight, but don’t have the same limitations.
The modularity of the Beast Lite is fantastic, they will fit well to many different type of boots. Hopefully more and more crampons will come with similar, easy to use options all ‘in the box’.
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.