Jump to content
  • Announcements

    • olyclimber

      WELCOME TO THE CASCADECLIMBERS.COM FORUMS   02/03/18

      We have upgraded to new forum software as of late last year, and it makes everything here so much better!  It is now much easier to do pretty much anything, including write Trip Reports, sell gear, schedule climbing related events, and more. There is a new reputation system that allows for positive contributors to be recognized,  it is possible to tag content with identifiers, drag and drop in images, and it is much easier to embed multimedia content from Youtube, Vimeo, and more.  In all, the site is much more user friendly, bug free, and feature rich!   Whether you're a new user or a grizzled cascadeclimbers.com veteran, we think you'll love the new forums. Enjoy!
Sign in to follow this  
Woodcutter

Petzl Lynx monopoint question

Recommended Posts

The front point has 2 possible positions. I've had the front point set in the short position last season, great for mixed and climbed steep ice without a hitch.

I'm thinking the long setting might be worth a go for pure ice

Steepish (WI3/4/5) ice, crag style.

Any thoughts lapped up like a beer deprived hobo.

Jake

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For pure ice you might find it interesting to try the inside point long and add the outside point but leave it short. It depends a bit on how curved your boot is though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
For pure ice you might find it interesting to try the inside point long and add the outside point but leave it short. It depends a bit on how curved your boot is though.

 

Boot shape makes all the difference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm using Scarpa Jorasse Pro's, which I absolutely love. They have a mightly curve which I remedied by flipping the crampon bar. The front points now point forwards.

I'll just fiddle around and see what works. What I was looking to understand was how long front points affect the climbing. I would think they probably encourage over-kicking and it seems obvious that a guy would need stronger lower leg muscles if the points didn't get fully buried.

I like the asymmetrical FP suggestion, interesting indeed.

Thanks fellas.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Solid, good qualiy ice go short. Nasty rotten ice like Raf generally climbs, go long. Situationally dependant. Really :)

 

Look at a Dartwin. Intentionally the outside point is longer than the inside...everyone splays their feet some is why.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes on the one long one short. For the one season I used my Rambo's, I really enjoyed using the one short and one long that it's set up with when you purchase em. Right now I have two long set on my Lynx and the desperately need some adjustment if I really wanna try mixed climbing this year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

×