crampon


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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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Hazard: The front part, where the points connect to the crampons, can break, posing a fall hazard.
Besides the crampon components, the laser cuts a variety of climbing aids such as safety pins, grappling hooks, tools to help remove gear from rock cracks, and ski binding parts that are cut from stainless and aluminum plate.
Remedy: Replace Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and contact the firm for a free pair of replacement crampons.
Wearing crampons - footwear usually reserved for mountaineers - has recently proved invaluable when feeding the pheasants on our very steep and muddy grass and bracken banks.
We are seasoned hikers, but not with crampons and full gear.
Hikers should take sturdy winter walking boots to which crampons can be attached, and an ice axe.
Phil Benbow of Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team said: "It's essential in these conditions to have an ice axe and crampons - and the ability to use them.
When snowshoeing uphill, you want to press down on the front of your boots and snowshoes to help the crampons under your toes grip the snow ahead of you.
Instead, he grabbed his ice axe, ropes and crampons and headed up toward the avalanche with expedition leader Garrett Madison, who spent the next two days digging through the ice, retrieving bodies.
The annual Spring Climb School is an entry-level course suitable for anyone interested in climbing with ropes, crampons and other technical gear that are used to navigate hazardous terrain.
It was interesting to get up in the high mountains to learn how to build snow holes and use ice axes and crampons, which is not something we normally do.