Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon

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Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon
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Black Diamond’s best all-around crampon, the Sabretooth features a lightweight stainless steel design.

FEATURES of the Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro Crampon.
SPECIFICATIONS of the Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro Crampon.

Fabric:

  • Distinctive stainless steel construction doesn't rust, is more durable, resists snow balling and saves weight

Fit:

  • Low-profile, form-fitting microadjust heel bail
  • Fits Euro size 36 - 46
  • A low-profile micro-adjustment system helps you dial in the perfect fit

Insulation:

  • 5 mm shorter down points for easier walking and use with modern flexible climbing boots

Weather and Wind:

  • Horizontal front points reduce shearing in steep snow
  • Anti-balling plates keep snow from sticking to the bottom

Straps:

  • Clip version features flexible toe strap for boots without a toe welt

Features:

  • Great all-around crampon
  • Wrinkle-free 3D rails are wrapped, not bent, for greater strength
  • Horizontal front points and aggressive secondary points give purchase on steep inclines
  • Versatile horizontal frontpoints and more technical secondary points
  • Includes dual-density ABS
  • Stainless steel does not rust, flake, or chip
  • Low-profile micro-adjust heel bail with two positions
  • Shorter, narrower front rail
  • Always read and understand the warnings and instructions that accompany your gear.**
  • The step-in attachment system clamps securely onto technical mountain boots with front and rear welts
  • Ideal for ice climbing, alpine climbing, and mountaineering
  • This Pro version accommodates boots with a toe welt
  • Cool, classy, and clean look
FontanaSports.com
Equally at home in the Tetons as Chamonix, the Black Diamond Sabretooth crampon is their best all-around crampon for everything from moderate ice routes to big alpine faces. The Sabretooth`s horizontal frontpoints provide secure bite on snow, alpine ice and rock edges, while the technical secondary points create a stable platform in softer conditions with more technical precision than the Serac. Serrated sub-points grab and hold when you`re rocking over your feet. The Sabretooth`s light, durable stainless steel construction won`t rust, resists snow balling underfoot and is free from toxic coatings that can wear off in the mountains.

Features:
• Distinctive stainless steel construction doesn`t rust, is more durable, resists snow balling and saves weight.
• Weight Per Pair: 925 g, 2 lb 1 oz (Clip)
• Size: One size fits 36-46.
• Materials: Stainless steel


Backcountry.com
With 14 vicious fangs that tear up everything from vertical water ice to mixed alpine climbs, the Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro Crampon is the all-around favorite for versatile winter performance. This crampon's stainless steel design features lower weight and higher durability than past incarnations of this crampon, as well as additional protection from rust and snowballing.

Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS)
Black Diamond took their best all-round crampon, the Sabretooth, and gave it a new body of stainless steel to take on years of hard climbing abuse.
Mountain Gear
Alpine-tested, with a light and tough stainless steel body, the semi-rigid Sabretooth crampon from Black Diamond sports an aggressive, second-frontpoint configuration for stability even in mushy conditions.
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Anti-balling Plates:yes
Binding Type:Step-In
Boot Size Range:36-46
Country of Origin:USA
Crampon Attachment:Step In
Ems_sale:Yes
Heel Attachment:Lever
Material:Stainless Steel
Materials:Stainless steel
Number of Points:12
Size:One size fits 36-46
Toe Bale:Rigid
Type:Pro
Weight:2 lb. 2 oz.
Weight (Grams):970 g
Weight Per Pair:968 g, 2 lb 2 oz (Clip)
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Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon Reviews:

Reviews:

I love how easy these are to put on and take off the boots. I use the "pro" version with my La Sportiva Nepal EVO boots and the fit is very secure. They are very fast and simple to put on and take off, but the straps can be hard to pull through the rings that secure them while wearing thick gloves. The fact that they come on and off easily means that I don't have to think twice about putting them on or off to adapt to changing trail conditions which in itself adds a lot to security. The traction they provide is great for traversing steep snow and ice. The one downside is that I wish that they had come in a storage pouch so that you can safely put them in or on the outside of your backpack without risking them puncturing something. I solved this by securing them with straps to the outside of my backpack, spikes facing out. This works but is not super convenient. I've had no problems with these crampons failing, coming off or collecting snow during use. This is a great, high quality product.

petdub at Backcountry.com on 01/06/2014

Great and easy to use

I love how easy these are to put on and take of the boots. I use the "pro" version with my La Sportiva "Nepal EVO" boots and the fit is very secure. They are very fast and simple to put on and take off, but the straps can be hard to pull through the rings that secure them while wearing thick gloves. The fact that they come on and off easily means that I don't have to think twice about putting them on or off to adapt to changing trail conditions which in itself adds a lot to security. The traction they provide is great for traversing steep snow and ice. The one downside is that I wish that they had come in a storage pouch so that you can safely put them in or on the outside of your backpack without risking them puncturing something. I solved this by securing them with straps to the outside of my backpack, spikes facing out. This works but is not super convenient. I've had no problems with these crampons failing, coming off or collecting snow during use. This is a great, high quality product.
Not "that" guy at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 01/01/2014

Everest proven!

I recently used the Black Diamond Sabretooth "CLIP" crampon on several climbs in the Himalyas culminating with an ascent of the NE Ridge of Everest. The crampon is a beautiful piece of equipment. Very secure on mixed rock and ice because of additional points in front of crampon. Never any issues with snow "ball-up" because of integrated antibott plates. Easy to adjust on mountain. The CLIP version is the way to go if you are climbing alpine routes! All guides are wearing them due to the security of the fit. I along with many other climbers do NOT trust the steel rand toe-clips. They can pop off and if this happens, you are in serious trouble... The stainless steel version is great because of no "rust" build-up. Crampon is a little heavy, but the security is well worth the extra ounces on each boot. I've worn several other styles and makes of crampons over 35 years of climbing (Salewa, Chouinard, Lowe, Grivel, Charlet-Moser) and the Black Diamond Sabretooth "CLIP" are by far the best designed/engineered crampons I have ever used!
8000meterman at Mountain Gear on 08/08/2010

Does everything it is asked to do

Recently used these on the Presidential Traverse in the White Mountains of NH. Encountered the full range of conditions: deep snow, snow ball-up, mixed rock/ice, flat to near vertical slopes. Handled it all with ease and I always felt secure. I would agree with the earlier post about the CLIP vs wire toe bail. I used wire and wished I had the CLIP - will be getting those before my next alpine climb. I used these on size 10 Scarpa Invernos and needed the extension bar. Can work without, but they were on the last setting (7). The stainless steel was a bonus because of having to pack them wet and not having them rust afterward.
Brian at Mountain Gear on 02/02/2011

Stainless!

WI5 in these things is not their intended use, but they'll do it if you make them. The fit on them is great and the adjustments are easy. I love the collapsable design; these take up so little space as compared to my Rambos! They do great in hard snow and seem quite durable. Crampons in stainless! I can't believe nobody had caught on before, but rust on all your gear isn't cool, and the extra 1oz or whatever for stainless is definitely worth it as you don't always have the time to get your gear wiped off before you have to throw it back in your bag and run.
Chris at Mountain Gear on 06/06/2010

Outstanding crampons

I used these crampons for a four day overnight mountaineering school in the ADK's.
We climbed up five mountains, three of them 4k plus. All of them required the use of crampons. These performed flawlessly! They are easy to put on and take off my plastic koflachs. They stayed glued to my boots!!! I had some crazy places to get up and over. They held tight to the ice every time! If you are seriously climbing and hiking the trails, then get the sabretooth! We did not do any roped climbing so not sure how they work. We stuck to the trails.
Just a guy at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 02/02/2013

Good Overall Crampons

I haven't quite put these through the ringer yet, but I have used them on varying snow and ice conditions throughout the Northeast. So far, they have been extremely stable regardless of the incline or surface. I have been forced to use them on patches of rock a few times and the points seem to hold up fine.

As far as front pointing, they seem to do a good job on anything you can get some penetration to let the auxiliary points get some grip. On harder ice, however, they don't hold quite as well as I would like.
Juan at Mountain Gear on 01/01/2010

I had spoken to quite a few people about the pros and cons of these crampons. Then I was offered a sleazy deal on them and said WTF... I wouldn't get them for ice climbing if I knew that was what I was going to be focusing on, but for climbing Rainier or any other place you need a crampon they more than fit the bill. I think they are an awesome fit to my scarpas. I also like how they fit with touring ski boots.

greg at Backcountry.com on 03/23/2013

Bought these for ski mountaineering. They clamp down tight on my Garmonts and have stood up to snow, ice, and scrabbling across the odd rock that gets in the way. A bit of advice: make sure you trim the straps to length once you have these sized to your boots, there isn't a good way to secure the loose ends and they always seem to end up flapping around.

Andrew Wike at Backcountry.com on 04/16/2012

Best clamp-on mountaineering crampon!

Got these for my wife who works on Mount Washington. Fit them to a pair of plastic Koflachs. My opinion, if you have plastic boots, get "clamp-on" style crampons. They go on faster and easier with gloves on and stay on when you push them "waterfall ice climbing". Excellent crampon. Oh, and did I mention stylish?
Dave the Guide at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 04/04/2011