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So I wanted to get the Lynx but I guess they are not available so now I am considering the Dartwin. I have climbed with the dartwin and really like it but my concern is the front points.
How quickly do you wear through your front points? I am planning on using them on mostly water ice but also plan on using them on some alpine routes and so am thinking they will see some to a fair amount of rock. How was your experience with them?
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Lynx will be available again shortly I am told. They are so popular they simply sold out everywhere.
Dartwins are good as well. I have both and prefer the Dartwins actually for the weight. Still on my first set of fronts after 3 years. Still some life in them yet. So if you stay on water ice and alpine they last well enough. Bit expensive to replace the front halves but worth it imo.
Climb enough and sharpen them regularly and you can burn through a set of fronts in a season or less though. I try to hold off on the sharpening as long as possible. Find the Dartwins (and front halves) on sale this time of year and it isn't nearly as painful.
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