How to use Petzl D-Lynx correctly, maintenance, general information with instructional pictures.
Screwing the mono-point D-LYNX crampons directly onto shoes reduces weight considerably and improves rigidity. The shape and angle of the points are designed for expert use in dry tooling, mixed or ice climbing. The D-LYNX offers more striking precision thanks to the front/back positioning adjustment.
Shape and angle of the points are designed for expert use in dry tooling, mixed or ice climbing
Front mono-point can be configured for short or long position and is interchangeable for long-term use of the crampons
Screw-in crampons for considerable weight reduction and more rigidity
Front/back positioning adjustment for greater precision
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|Weight per Pair (g / oz)|
Weight per Pair (g / oz)
In grams and ounces, the weight of both crampons together, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
If there are differences in weight (due to multiple sizes or optional accessories) we'll note those here.
|400 g / 14.11 oz|
|Ideal Uses||Waterfall Ice Mixed (Rock & Ice) / Dry Tooling|
|Front Points||Vertical Mono |
|Front Point Offset||Yes, Adjustable|
|Number of Points||9|
|Main Material||Heat-treated Steel|
|Anti-Ball Plates||Not Available|
|Crampon Case||Sold Separately (see the case here)|
|Heel Spur Attachment||None made for this model|
The main climbing gear certifications are CE and UIAA--and normally the UIAA creates the rules that the CE body also supports. When possible, we try to list all the certifications the product carries.
To sell a climbing product in Europe, the device must be CE certified. There are no official requirements to sell climbing gear in the US. The UIAA certification is a voluntary process.
This video shows how to sharpen your crampon correctly.
Performance-wise, I think the D-Lynx is faultless. The front point, given that it’s the same design as the regular Lynx, sticks well to rock, and bites into ice better than other fruit-boot crampons I’ve used, though it is a bit too thick for proper placement in plywood (this applies to World Cup-level comps only, however). The tertiary points are phenomenal for hooking and pulling, and bite into ice and hang onto rock exceptionally. They’re tough, too, and the whole thing is quite light for how robust it is.
Describes with words and helpful photos, how to protect your crampon.
A checklist helping you monitor your crampon health, helping to know when to retire your crampon.
Helpful instruction for inspecting Petzl crampon.
The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.
A pictoral representation of the UIAA-153 and EN-893 standards for crampons.