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 first ever composite crampons COUGAR is a golden path between durability of steel crampons and light weight of aluminium ones. It is designed for a wide range of high altitude activities and ski mountaineering. “Cougar” has 10 titanium points for a solid hold on snow routes, steep terrain, mixed sections, firn and glaciers. The platform is made of CFRP and doesn’t contain metal parts at all. The platform performs anti-balling function. Automatic binding optimized for ski boots and alpinist boots with welts. Dyneema® strap reduces weight and allows the crampons to be folded onto themselves for packability.
|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.
|570 g / 20.11 oz
|Racing / Skimo (super light) Glacier Travel / Mountaineering
|One size fits 36-46
|Front Point Offset
|Number of Points
|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.