UIAA Safety Standards Update: Crash Pads

A new safety standard has been created by the UIAA Safety Commission dedicated to the safety requirements and test methods for crash pads for use in bouldering climbing. The document is available to view and download here. The Test Method UIAA 161, CRASH PADS Determination of the critical fall height,...

Buyer Beware: The perils of buying crampons online

It's buyer beware when purchasing crampons online  (Photo: BMC for UIAA) The British Mountaineering Council has posted a warning about dangerous crampons being sold online. As the warning states: Getting equipped to tackle the mountains in winter can seem an expensive business, with the cost of boots, axe and crampons totting up to...

Spanish laboratory certified to UIAA Safety Standards

UIAA Safety Standards are recognized around the world (Photo: Dave Custer for UIAA) AITEX (Textile Industry Research Association), a renowned centre for research, innovation and advanced technical services in Spain, is the newest test laboratory accredited to certify climbing equipment to UIAA Safety Standards. The UIAA Safety...