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Black Diamond
Snaggletooth Pro Crampon

4.5 out of 5 stars
16 Reviews



Snaggletooth Pro Crampon

Take on technical alpine routes in big mountains with Black Diamond's Snaggletooth Pro Crampon. There's a unique horizontal monopoint for cruxy pitches, and a small secondary front point enhances stability on long approaches, snowy summits, steep ice, and low angling curves. The crampon's durable stainless steel construction resists rusting and snowballing, and it keeps the crampon light for the ascent. Black Diamond designed the Snaggletooth with front and rear dual-density ABS, and a rocker in the front rail that accommodates modern mountain boots. 


  • Lightweight stainless steel construction
  • Unique horizontal monopoint with secondary front point
  • Low-profile micro-adjust heel bail
  • Front and rear dual-density ABS
  • Item #BLD00ES
[main] stainless steel, [front, rear] dual-density ABS
Claimed Weight
1lb 15oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 16 ratings

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3 out of 5 stars

February 16, 2023


Awesome precision, these things force you to have good technique or you feet will blow out from underneath you, MAKE SURE THE MONO point is nearest to your big toe or you'll be wondering why your knees are shaking, overall i've climbed wi5 and m5 in these, they're awesome all rounders but wouldn't be climbing sustained pitches above wi4.


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5 out of 5 stars

September 12, 2022


The snaggletooth pro has withstood a couple mountains worth of abuse. From rock scrapes to full on kicks they have maintained their shape, security and sharpness. I use them on my Nepals if you have that boot I would highly recommend these crampons.

Aidan H

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5 out of 5 stars

July 17, 2022

Excellent crampons!

Very versatile; great for low angle walking all the way up to some steep snow/ice couloirs, etc.

Brian P

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4 out of 5 stars

July 17, 2022

Dual threat wonder

Very good on vertical ice - I prefer them to my Cyborgs.

Charles H

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4 out of 5 stars

March 22, 2022

Very Nice

Exactly what I expected, a bit overkill and heavy for ski mountaineering but the mono point is helpful for late season mixed climbing.

Garrett G.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

March 17, 2022

Great product

Easy to adjust to fit boots. Easy to put on boots. Easy to remove. Indestructable. Incredible grip for any terrain. I can't find even one tiny aspect I could criticize about this product.

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Thomas W.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

March 3, 2022

The best allround

From glacier to vertical these are perfect for everything. Maybe not the best for crazy technical ice climbing but for the rest they are a beast!! Since i bought them, I end up leaving my technical crampons at home!

Charles M.

Originally reviewed on

3 out of 5 stars

December 6, 2021

Can't get it to fit on my Oly Mons Cubes

Bought these and the Long Flex Center Bars to use with my La Sportiva Olympus Mons Cube boots for some winter mountaineering and even with the wide toe bails I am unable to fit to my boots (boot sole is too thick and toe bail is not tall enough to fit over the toe welt). I have emailed support and they haven't responded at all.

Dan S.

Originally reviewed on

5 out of 5 stars

February 7, 2020

Unique on the market

For full disclosure I'm a BD ambassador, but even if I wasn't I would still climb in this crampon, and recommend it to everyone I can because I want to see it stay in the line! Several years ago, before the Snaggletooth existed, I spent a winter climbing with a different crampon on each foot to get a true objective feel for what worked best. (Most people don't take the time, or have the luxury, for this level of gear "nerdiness," and therefore generally have relatively subjective opinions about gear in my opinion.) What I discovered during this experimentation was that the small amount of flex in a horizontal point crampon, versus a nearly rigid crampon, created less fatigue and made for far less foot slips, than crampons with rigid vertical points. This is especially true on some of the trickiest terrain you encounter while alpine climbing, snow covered rock. At the time the only problem with using a horizontal crampon like the Sabertooth with dual points meant that it was sometimes hard to pivot on the smallest footholds, or use tiny seams. The Snaggletooth eliminated that problem. I've used this crampon everywhere from Alaska, to Scotland, to Peru, and it is far and away my favorite. Sure, if I'm going climbing at a steep dry tooling crag like Vail I will still use a Stinger to be able to toe into small footholds on steep terrain, and utilize divots created by traffic, but for the vast majority of the climbing I do, the Snaggletooth is the best crampon on the market.

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4 out of 5 stars

August 31, 2019

Great for mixed climbing

These crampons significantly better for dry tooling and mixed climbing than other horizontal front point crampons currently on the market. The slight reduction in performance on snow and ice is offset by the increased performance on rock for any mixed climb. I generally prefer the horizontal monopoint to vertical monopoints. However, I do wish that Black Diamond will eventually center the monopoint, to reduce torque on ankles, when all of your weight is placed on the monopoint. The torque from the off-center monopoint can be slightly uncomfortable, at times.


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