Hooks and Connectors

4. Hooks & Connectors 
What is a UIAA Marking?


As per the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation, “Using equipment tested to the UIAA standards is recommended by the UIAA for all mountaineers and climbers worldwide. Material which successfully meets UIAA standards is attributed a UIAA safety label. This iconic symbol on a piece of mountaineering or climbing equipment attests it to be of the highest international standards for safety” (2017). (http://www.theuiaa.org/safety-standards/)