Describes with words and helpful photos, how to protect your crampon.
The Dartwin is technically retired but it's still sold online.The Dartwin is no longer produced by Petzl. We're showing it as "available" on WeighMyRack because you can still find it at trustworthy online retailers.
Dual-point crampon for ice climbing, with LEVERLOCK FIL bindings. The two front points are thin to ensure good ice penetration, and offer great stability when loaded.
Great efficiency of front points:
- thin front points for good ice penetration.
- length of points designed for improved stability.
Second and third row of points support and secure foot placements:
- second row of toothed points is angled towards the front to add support when front-pointing.
- third row of toothed points is angled towards the back to secure foot placements.
LEVERLOCK FIL binding: system for all technical mountaineering and ice climbing boots with front and rear welts.
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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.
|765 g / 26.98 oz|
|Ideal Uses||Technical Mountaineering / Alpine Waterfall Ice|
|Front Points||Vertical Dual |
|Front Point Offset||No|
|Number of Points||12|
|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.
If you’re looking for a great all around crampon to tackle the ice, snow and rock then look no further than the Petzl Dartwin. The Dartwin is ideal for vertical and steep waterfall ice climbing. You’ll find that it’s an excellent choice for kicking around the Ouray Ice Park as well as backcountry ice climbing destinations from the Rockies to Iceland.
A checklist helping you monitor your crampon health, helping to know when to retire your crampon.
Helpful instruction for inspecting Petzl crampon.
How to use Petzl crampon correctly, maintenance, general information with instructional pictures.
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.