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Black Diamond
Sabretooth Clip Crampon

4.64 out of 5 stars
25 Reviews



Sabretooth Clip Crampon

Black Diamond's Sabretooth Clip Crampon claws its way up icy terrain on moderate climbs and classic mountaineering routes. A redesigned construction helps this crampon's stainless steel resist snowballing and rusting while remaining light enough for alpine approaches. Horizontal front points assist with technique during the ascent, while the secondary points offer precision for the descent. An increased rocker works with the low-profile micro-adjust heel to give a secure fit with virtually any boot. The Sabretooth's clip version also features front and rear dual-density ABS for enhanced lightness and increased durability. 


  • Stainless steel construction
  • Horizontal front points and technical secondary points
  • Low-profile micro-adjust heel bail
  • Flexible toe strap for boots without toe welt
  • Front and rear dual-density ABS
  • Item #BLD00ET
stainless steel
Front Points
Number of Points
Boot Compatibility
Claimed Weight
[pair] 2lb
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 25 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 0 reviews
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4 Stars - 3 reviews
5 Stars - 20 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

December 29, 2022

Reliable, steal crampons. I've used them on many mountains in the Alps and in the PNW and they do exactly what they're supposed to. They are easy to adjust on the fly for my different mountaineering boots and ski boots, it's extremely convenient. They stay on and I've never had a problem.

Erin J

Originally reviewed on ExpertVoice.com

5 out of 5 stars

November 21, 2022

Glacier travel in the cascades

The Easy on and off crampons stuck to the ice even in wet and watery conditions

Bryan S

Originally reviewed on ExpertVoice.com

3 out of 5 stars

August 15, 2022

Don't stay attached to your feet if you aren't using mountaineering boots with a peg on the toe

I bought these in preparation for mountaineering, which I haven't yet done; however, I did test them out when I hiked up a ski mountain in the summer that was still covered in snow, and skied down with my alpine skis. The snow was quite steep still, and very icy. I was using a pair of trekking boots, as I don't have mountaineering ones yet. I found my adventure to be quite challenging because the spikes worked great, but only for a couple steps until they fell off my feet. The reason for this being that these spikes are made to attach to mountaineering boots that have a type of peg on the toe. In the photos here, it shows that you can take the strap for the ankle and wrap it down, in , and out of the part that goes over your toe, than back up to finish around the ankle. Unfortunately, this doesn't work because the strap just doesn't stay secure, especially around the ankle. I don't see any other way of these staying on properly without having the type of peg on your mountaineering boots. I'm quite disappointed as these are not inexpensive, and I still haven't found a pair of boots with the right peg (not many options, and I have difficult feet). I really wish that this was mentioned in the description here, or on the Black Diamond site. I find the photo misleading because this method of attaching the spikes simply doesn't work- they literally fell off my feet after a couple steps every time (and I tried a lot!). With that said, the spikes were really impressive, I wasn't able to use them a lot, however I felt like I could trust them. With them repetitively falling off, the metal bar that attaches the spikes under the heal and the ones under the toes actually fell out. It was possible to put the spikes back together once at home, but not a pleasant experience on a steep, icy slope. Moral of the story: always, always do test runs with your equipment before hand!

Madison E

Originally reviewed on ExpertVoice.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 17, 2022

Two 6k ft ascents

These are the first crampons I've owned, but I can't imagine anything working better. From ease of transition to confidence inspiring, solid stability on the ice, I highly recommend these. It might be worth noting that these have two front teeth instead of the more traditional single "toe" and two "secondary".

Trevin H

Originally reviewed on ExpertVoice.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 17, 2022

All around great crampons

These crampons worked great for me on Denali. Seamlessly fit all boots I've tried them on with and made the transition easy when I switched mountaineering boots a week before my trip.

Elizabeth O

Originally reviewed on ExpertVoice.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 17, 2022

Fairly lightweight, bomber construction, and simple/easy function; these are the ski boot crampons for me.

Tucker B

Originally reviewed on ExpertVoice.com

1 out of 5 stars

July 17, 2022

I want to replace this with the same product with clips. The pro version is restrictive. Sadly no returns otherwise I want it replace with the Sabretooth with clip.

Sujay P

Originally reviewed on ExpertVoice.com

5 out of 5 stars

March 17, 2022

very effective

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

had a 10 miles day hike in Minnewaska a month ago, tons of snow and ice, without the crampon, i don't think i could come back home safely.

jay h
5 out of 5 stars

April 15, 2021

Great for low angle ice, glaciers

Easy on, easy off. Reliable straps. They let you trust your feet and worry about more important things.

Jack C.

Originally reviewed on ExpertVoice.com

5 out of 5 stars

September 8, 2020

Fits a little weird around the toe of my k2 pinnacle boots but not to the point where it's an issue. Has worked quite well so far. Early summer hardpack and steep slush to deep winter treks.

William A

Originally reviewed on ExpertVoice.com