VIDEO: Petzl Lynx Crampon - Something Special
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Petzl's revolutionary new modular crampons have landed in UK shops.

What's special about them?

  • They can be easily configured to tackle any kind of terrain from steep snow to ice falls to mixed or dry tooling.
  • They have very strong investment-cast front points *
  • They will fit pretty much any mountaineering boots.
  • They have a full set of 12 points. Full Antisnow plates are included, too and a crampon bag
  • At 1080g/pair (dual points); 910g/pair (mono) - are they the lightest crampons on the market with replaceable front points?
  • Replacement sets of front points are available.

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Adjusting them to suit the terrain and personal preference

The patented system is easy to adjust: if personal preference or the terrain demands it, you can easily change them from mono point to dual with one screw. You can also extend the front points for more holding power, shorten them both, set them assymetrically, switch to mono, choose whether your mono point is centred or off set, long or short ... An there's no need to screw around for hours; it's all done with a single bolt and spacer and a simple micro-adjustment system.

Adjusting them to fit practically any boot with Petzl's NEW Leverlock universal bindings

There are so many different shapes and styles of mountaineering boot available - Petzl challenge you to find a pair (which have a rear welt) that the Lynx doesn't fit. The crampons are sold with a choice of toe bails - 'Flexlock' for boots without toe welts or stainless steel wire lock - and they adjust without tools to accommodated shoe width and give enough point length. The heel bail is height adjustable. A Marked bars facilitate crampon adjustment. The supplied M linking bar fits boots size 35-45. An L linking bar, which can fit boots size 40 to 50, is available.

* What is investment casting?

This industrial process is based on one of the oldest known metal-forming techniques: lost-wax casting. It allows manufacturers to make complicated shapes that would be hard/impossible to create with die casting and requires only minor machining to finish it. It's most usually used for casting small items. It allows the production of components with accuracy, repeatability, versatility and integrity in a variety of metals and high-performance alloys.

Stockists

Lynx advert, 224 kbActive Outdoor Pursuits
Aviemore, Inverness-shire
www.activeoutdoorpursuits.com

Adventure Peaks Ltd
Ambleside, Cumbria
www.adventurepeaks.com

Escape 2
Warwick, Warwickshire
www.escape2.co.uk

Face West Ltd
Guisley, Leeds
www.facewest.co.uk

George Fisher
Keswick, Cumbria
www.georgefisher.co.uk

Joe Brown
Llanberis
Betsw-y-Coed
www.joe-brown.com

Lakes Climber and Runner
Ambleside, Cumbria
www.lakesclimber.com

MacPherson Mountaineering
Inverness, Inverness-shire
www.macmountaineering.co.uk

Needle Sports
Keswick, Cumbria
www.needlesports.com

Outdoor Shop
Milton Keynes, Bucks
www.theoutdoorshop.com

Peglers
Arundel, West Sussex
www.peglers.co.uk

Rock + Run
www.rockrun.com

The Castle Climbing Centre
London
www.castle-climbing.co.uk

Tiso
Edinburgh Rose Street
Edinburgh Outdoor Experience
Edinburgh Ratho
Glasgow Outdoor Experience
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Perth
www.tiso.com

Urban Rock Ltd
The Westway Sports Centre, London
Reading Climbing Centre
Manchester Climbing Centre
Harrogate Climbing Centre
www.urbanrock.com

V12 Outdoor
Llanberis
www.v12outdoor.com

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