Black Diamond’s best all-around crampon, the Sabretooth features a lightweight stainless steel design.
• 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
|Boot Size Range:||36-46|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|Crampon Attachment:||Step In|
|Number of Points:||12|
|Size:||One size fits 36-46|
|Weight:||2 lb. 2 oz.|
|Weight (Grams):||970 g|
|Weight Per Pair:||968 g, 2 lb 2 oz (Clip)|
|Black Diamond Sabretooth Clip Crampon||$169.95 - $179.95|
|Black Diamond Sabretooth Stainless Steel Crampon||$169.95|
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.
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.
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.