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crampon

1. one of a pair of pivoted steel levers used to lift heavy objects; grappling iron
2. one of a pair of frames each with 10 or 12 metal spikes, strapped to boots for climbing or walking on ice or snow

crampon

[′kram‚pän]
(design engineering)
A device for holding heavy objects such as rock or lumber to be lifted by a crane or hoist; shaped like scissors, with points bent inward for grasping the load. Also spelled crampoon.

crampon

A lifting device (for rocks, timbers, etc.) having two steel spikes which grasp the load.
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Crampons are used for ice climbing and attach to footwear allowing the front points of the crampon to cut into the snow or ice.
Then the crampons came off and we engaged in what felt like an Olympic luge.
That's why it's assessed that they're gone," he said and added normally climbers could not move about without crampons and ice axes.
Fifth Season rents ice axes, crampons, boots, and other equipment, and sells a very useful map and climber's guide ($4 by mail).
Remedy: Replace Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact the firm for a free pair of replacement crampons.
None of the group, believed to be from Liverpool, were wearing crampons or using ice axes.
We are advising everyone who is going into the snow to carry crampons and an ice axe and to wear goggles.
This includes ice axes, crampons, harness, ropes and outerwear.
For the next couple of months, there is a real requirement for winter equipment - sturdy boots, crampons, rucksacks with additional clothing and food, a compass and even ice axes.
However, the mountaineer's ice axes and crampons were found intact.
Alan Hinkes will swap his crampons for his hiking boots to lead the 14-mile walk between Robin Hood's Bay and Whitby to support the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.