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I do like the fly hooks.
I have their rope bag/rucksack/duffel bag and its a very handy peice of kit for cragging. Solidly made.
Ive got a pair of their Nuptse crampons, no complaints, nothing flash just solid reliable kit. A couple of mates picked up a walking axe each from CT, they seem equally robust, and they do save you a bit of money over Grivel, BD etc.
It won't be an issue for me this season, but maybe next winter I'd look into a pair of their Fly Hooks as an alternative to second hand Quarks, interested to hear if anyone has any thoughts on them.
I linked a review to two models of CT quickdraws above. What more do you want?
Just looking at getting some CT Nuptse 12 point crampons, and new to winter climbing. Is there any difference between the classic and semi-automatics i.e I know they attach diffentetly but do they climb differently?
I have a pair of the CT classics to use with my less rigid walking boots. Excellent value for money and, well, just really good. The semi automatics will be better I suspect if they fit your boot well as they will be more rigid. So if your boots take semis and are rigid enough, I'd get them. I believe the shape/length of the points is the same however.
Nice one, thanks for the feedback. Pretty sure for my first winter climbs I'd be able to get away with two walking axes, but it'd be good to get something more future proof. Can I ask if the picks are replaceable? Could you set them up leashless?
Sorry, think there's been a mix up, I was wondering if the Fly Hook axes had replacement picks, not walking axes.
Cheers, I couldn't see spares on their website so wasn't sure if they were removable. Sounds like getting new picks could involve long waiting times and perhaps learning some rudimentary Italian, but I doubt puntering about at low grades will do much damage anyway...
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