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Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro Crampon

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Weight2 lb 10 oz

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Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro Crampon
4.3 out of 5 based on 10 user reviews.


Cred: 28184
Review by climbhigher on Nov. 03, 2007
A worthy competitor in any arena the Sabretooth crampon can do it all. It climbs ice with a nice finesse with the flat front point when the ice is known for shearing you don't have to worry as much as with those vertical points that are featured on many crampons. If you want to use these for trekking the crampons are as well suited towards that.
Since the Sabretooth functions so well in so many different areas the performance in each category is slightly lessoned. If you want a pure trekking crampon these can be argued to be a little heavy and if you are climbing lots of mixed routes you will probably be interested in crampons that can be arranged with different configurations to allow you to maximize you ability.
If you are interested in a more ice climbing specific crampon check out the Black Diamond Cyborg Crampons.


Cred: 556
Review by jasoncordier on Feb. 06, 2011
These things do it all. From glacier travel to WI5, the Sabretooth is a great all round crampon.
The older model (before the new stainless steel model) I found suffered the problem of paint wearing off quickly when pushed hard. My old pair now is prone to rust on the front points and in a number of places. The new stainless steel versions which I also have however are amazing and make this point redundant. Higher end vertical point crampons exists in technical climbing, as the sabertooth is a multi purpose crampon, but ideal for mountaineering.
The clip version of this product is a good model, and works well with over-boots and double plastic, although technical Performance is reduced with this.


Cred: 398
Review by slevasse on Nov. 04, 2008
If you can only buy one set of crampons and you want to do it all, then these are the ones. Equally at home on pure vertical ice as mountaineering and kicking steps. Great for those days that ice is soft and vertical points will sheer through.
Since they are so multipurpose, they don't really excel at one thing. Not really recommended for mixed climbing and will deflect a bit when trying to kick into bullet proof ice, where vertical points or monopoints will go right in.


Cred: 1321
Review by MikePB on Feb. 27, 2011
A great do it all crampon. My only complaint was the lack of a toe strap that connects to the ankle strap, but the new version has that. I use mine for mountaineering, so I can't speak to technical climbing. Rugged.
heavy


Cred: 430
Review by sleepytom on Jan. 19, 2008
all around performance
fairly heavy for mountaineering, no adjustments for mixed climbing (i.e. monopoint)


Cred: 8
Review by YoungBull on Aug. 19, 2011
These crampons are easy to set-up for your boots, the cam mechanism that keeps the tension is robust and can take a beating. These are very versatile crampons, the front points can provide stability for ice and front pointing or if you are just trekking these would rock.
A little on the heavy side. The snow bails up under the foot rather heavy requiring you to clear your crampons often, even with the anti-bailing devices installed.


Cred: 55
Review by fb_520202524 on Apr. 11, 2008
Easy to adjust, secure fit, easy to put on


Cred: 21
Review by rumseyistheman on Dec. 09, 2008
great for all around ice work


Cred: 67
Review by shoesbasecamp on Feb. 11, 2008
good
starting to chip


Cred: 3
Review by fb_43800727 on Jan. 21, 2008
awesome
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