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 crampon has a chromoly steel front and rear rail. Both rails are equipped with an antibott system. The front rail is asymmetrical to give you maximum performance and balance. True to the Harfang line, the Alpine uses our central main textile strap that connects the front and back rails. The main strap flexible linking system minimizes bulk and offers an incredibly compact option. The Harfang Alpine is designed to fit any boot with a heel welt and includes two front bail systems: a compact full auto and semi-auto which are easily interchangeable.
|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.
| 623 g / 21.90 oz|
Without ABS: 571 g / 20.1 oz
With ABS: 623 g / 21.9 oz
|Ideal Uses||Racing / Skimo (super light) Glacier Travel / Mountaineering Technical Mountaineering / Alpine|
|Binding System||Automatic Semi-auto|
|Sizing||One size fits 35-47|
|Front Points||Horizontal Dual |
|Front Point Offset||No|
|Number of Points||12|
|Main Material||UHMWPE and HTPE 40mm center strap, Chromoly steel|
|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.
|CE, EN, UIAA|