BS EN 893-2019 Mountaineering equipment – Crampons – Safety requirements and test methods.
This document specifies safety requirements and test nwthods for crampons Intended to prevent the user from slipping when used in mountaineering on snow and ice including climbing mixed terrain.
2 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes requirements of this documenL For dated references, oniy the edition cited applies. For undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies
lN 565:2017. Mountaineering equipment – Tape – Safety requirements and test methods IN ISO 650HI :2016, Metallic materials – Rockwell hardness text – Parr 1: Test method (ISO 6508-1:2016) ISO 7000. Gruphtcal symbols for use on equipment – Registered symbols
ISO 9523:2015, Touring skl•boots for adults – Interface with touring ski .bindings – Rrqusrenwnts and esi methods
3 Ternis and definitions
For the purpes of this document, the following ternis and dcflmtioiis apply.
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device fitted with spikes, which is intended to cover the sole of a boot from toe to heel and from one side to the other, so as to provide grip on snow, Ice and mixed terrain and which has a system of attachment to the boot
part or parts of the crampon which hears the spikes
3.3front spike
forward pointing spike intended for use when climbing steep terrain
3.4downward spike
spike usually. but not necessarily. polnWig vertically downward
4 Safety requirements
4.1 Shape and design
4.1.1 When tested in accordance with, each crampon shall have a system of attachment to the boot.
4.1.2 When tested in accordance with each crampon shall have at least eight spikes, not including spurs.
4.1.3 When tested in accordance with, each crampon shall have at least six downward spikes,which:
a) when tested in accordance with, the spikes shall be at least 20 mm long (see Figure 2) but not have necessarily all the same length;
b] when tested in accordance with, the spikes, when walking normally on flat and smooth ice, shall contact the surface of the ice, but not necessarily at the same time; and
c) when tested in accordance with, the spikes shall be shaped such that when loaded with one person’s weight whilst walking on smooth ice, the downward spikes“bite” into the ice such as to prevent slipping.BS EN 893 pdf download.