dexterity and warmth
I've been climbing ice in these gloves for the past 2 seasons. Durable, reasonably warm, and enough dexterity to actually work with gear, tie knots, etc. Leather palm/fingers is solid but fairly flexible. Knuckle padding has saved my fingers more than once. In colder temps I find I have to switch into belay mitts to avoid cold hands, but using them just for lead or follow I've gotten down to about 10F with reasonably comfortable fingers. Have not really tested the waterproof membrane yet, so don't know about water resistance.