Tears into snow and ice.
- The step-in attachment system clamps securely onto technical mountain boots with front and rear welts
- A low-profile micro-adjustment system helps you dial in the perfect fit
- Horizontal front points reduce shearing in steep snow
- Anti-balling plates keep snow from sticking to the bottom
- Ideal for ice climbing, alpine climbing, and mountaineering
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I want to use these with my Oboz Hiking...
I want to use these with my Oboz Hiking Boots for high altitude hiking on places like Mt Aconcagua etc, Will they fit? Also, what is the difference between Pro and Clip? I wear shoe size 9.5 - 10
Hey, for those crampons to fit your hiking boots your boots will need to have a heel welt on them. This will allow the crampon to engage with the hiking boot creating a secure fit. The difference between pro and clip is the way they attach to the boot. Pro is a step-in system requiring toe and heel welts on the boot, Clip is a semi-automatic style fit only requiring a heel welt on the boot. So you need to look at your boots and determine if they have at a minimum a heel welt to work with these crampons. A strap crampon will work better with your boots if they do not have any toe or heel welts. http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-contact-strap-crampon
I want to use these for some backcountry...
I want to use these for some backcountry skiing.....Will they fit my technica cochise 130 pro?
Yes those should work just fine with ski boots as they have both toe and heel welts. If you have really big boots you may need an extension bar.
BD's most versatile crampon- Love it!
Will these fit the Vasque Wasatch GTX boot?...
Will these fit the Vasque Wasatch GTX boot? Thanks
No, the Wasatch doesn't have the heel and toe welts you need to hold these crampons in place. These are sort of what some might consider as overkill for that type of boot...a high-line mountaineering/ climbing crampon coupled with a pretty basic and mid-range hiking boot. What you need for the Wasatch is a simple strap crampon.
Black Diamond Sabretooth Pro Crampon
A toothy purchase
Climbing waterfall at Frankenstein
What more could you want?
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.
Will these fit alpine touring boots? Such...
Will these fit alpine touring boots? Such as the new 2014 Atomic Waymaker 130?
Yeah they will work with those boots. These will work with any boot that has toe and heel welts.
Will these fit on garmont Excursion Tele...
Will these fit on garmont Excursion Tele boots?
thanks - Angier
These crampons will fit with most tele boots though the duckbill can make frontpointing difficult if the metal toe bar is too far forward.
I've used this set up several times and yes, they work. The only possible issue is the duckbill as mentioned above. I've slightly modded the duckbill on mine to allow the crampons to fit tightly. YMMV.
I have Salomon Quest 14 ski boots. does...
I have Salomon Quest 14 ski boots. does it work with those boots?
Yup, shouldn't be a problem at all.
I have what appears to be two "right" side...
I have what appears to be two "right" side crampons. Can I convert one of them to a left by simply flipping over the middle bar?
Yes. That will work just fine.
I wear La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo. Which...
I wear La Sportiva Olympus Mons Evo. Which crampon. Sabretooth Pro or Sabretooth Clip, works best?
Or please suggest any alternatives
i would go for the clip it will fit more boots in the long run and be more secure when climbing
Will these fit over a 48 sized Millet...
Will these fit over a 48 sized Millet Everest boot?
with the long center bars they will
Solid Alpine Tool
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.
Lions Head winter route
Work equally well on tele boots as mountaineering boots.
Sabretooth Pro on Mammut Mamook
BD sabretooth failure
photo from gravsports ice
These have been fracturing on climbers for the last couple of years. This is well documented and BD fails to address the problem. All the marketing by BD regarding the benefits of SS is just that-marketing. Chrome moly is stronger than SS and will stay sharp longer.
BD is using subpar materials to save money.
Dont get me wrong, I have owned two pair of Non SS BD crampons and loved them-the sabretooths are a great design-but comeon BD, get your act togethor.
just one of the sites
Great all around crampon
I bought these crampons with the intent to use them all over the mountains. Whether it be roadside water ice climbing or booting up a steep ridge to gain some more vertical on my next pow run these crampons do it all. I wear mine using the La Sportiva Trango Extreme Evo Light for ice, and my Black Diamond Prime alpine touring boot for skiing. All in all a great crampon!