Sabretooth Pro

 

Sabretooth Pro
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Sabretooth Pro
Manufacturer Black Diamond
Page By Dow Williams
Page Type Feb 17, 2007 / May 2, 2007
Object ID 2634
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Product Description

The Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro Crampon is one of the highest performing, most versatile crampons ever made. And Black Diamond has upped the ante this season. The Sabretooth Crampons are designed to mimic the performance of a rock shoe so your footwork will be precise whether you're on snow, ice or mixed terrain. On of the newest improvements is the addition of serrated teeth on the primary points to give better bite when pulling onto ledges. It's rigid where it counts and flexible where needed. Light, adjustable, and willing to take on anything you throw at it, the Sabretooth Step-In's famous second-point configuration provides balance and control on sketchy surfaces, enhancing sensitivity throughout.

Features

Material: 4130 CrMo steel
Number of Points: 12
Sizes: One size fits all
Attachment Points: Toe & heel
Attachment Type: Bars, and step-in with rubber security strap
Recommended Use: Holding the edge in any type of boot
Weight: 2lb 3oz
Warranty: 1 Year

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camerona91 - Feb 20, 2007 7:09 pm - Voted 3/5

Versatile
I can't believe this product has not reviews yet. This crampon is really versatile. I haven't had much chance to use it on rock yet. It climbs ice and snow well. The pro attachment fits really well with my Scarpa boots. The crampons go on quickly and easily. The stock bar fits with my EU size 47 boots. It is heavier than some other models and the front points are horizontal and non-replaceable. They seem to excel in all conditions. Very sturdily made. The anti balling plates you can buy seem to work really well. I had to shorten the straps a bit as they were way too long.

camerona91 - Mar 17, 2008 4:40 pm - Voted 3/5

Re: Versatile
Just thought I'd update. I've had these crampons for over a year now. I find that quite often they seem to ball up more than other crampons, especially in slightly heavy powder. It is really frustrating. This is WITH the ABS plates. I like everything else about the crampons though. The powder coating also just wears off and the crampons rust...

Timothy Pearl - Feb 21, 2007 6:01 pm - Voted 5/5

Yeah!
How did we forget this one till now? Awesome all-rounder. Only one needed for me. Anti-ice plates easily attachable, nice easy adjustments, this is what I used to learn to ice climb WI3, even with leather boots. Will fit at least mondo 27.5 (Scarpa) tele boots, try it all.

Eric Holle - Apr 4, 2008 12:57 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Yeah!
I love mine! I've had them for about a year and they do it all, just like Timmy.

lilmantis - May 16, 2007 1:46 am - Voted 2/5

Great crmpon except for...
...the ABS plates for Anti Balling of snow in your crampon. I installed the plates a month ago and took them up Dreamweaver on Mt Meeker the other day and was really frustrated. They seemed to ball up snow just as much as they did before I installed the plates. Sorry Black Diamond I usually am very pleased with your products but those plates are useless!

noahs213 - Dec 26, 2007 1:38 pm - Hasn't voted

Great!!!
Very easy to put on!! and they virtually fit on any boots. Black Diamond did it again! they came out with another fantastic product!

AltitudeSickness - Jan 3, 2008 7:36 pm - Voted 4/5

Nice Crampon
Sabertooth is a good description for this product. Extra teeth to bite into the snow and ice make these a great choice over the "Contact" crampon Black Diamond also makes. As with the Contact version ABS plates should be used with these to prevent balling of snow.

rgg - Nov 20, 2010 6:43 pm - Voted 5/5

Great when the going gets tough
When it gets steeper, these are my first choice. I've used them with different boots, both with ice climbing and alpine ascents, and they are simply great!
However, for not too difficult alpine terrain I prefer the Grivel G12, because they are lighter and do the job just as well there.

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