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Sarken Crampon

Petzl designed the Sarken Crampon for those who crave versatility when heading into variable, mixed terrain. This 12-point crampon features T-shaped front points for easy penetration on hard ice, and structural reinforcements on both sides of the frame to create a stable platform. The four rear teeth give you stability while descending down icy slopes, and lateral points give you grip while traversing.

The Sarken’s linking bar can be set for flexible or semi-rigid to adapt to different environments and boot flexibilities. Boots larger than size 46 require the large linking bar (sold separately). The Sarken also features Petzl's Leverlock universal bindings, allowing them to be worn with any hiking or mountaineering boot with a rear welt.

  • 12-point crampons
  • T-shaped front points
  • Leverlock universal bindings
  • Anti-balling plates
  • Item #PTZ004L

Boot Compatibility
[leverlock] hybrid
Front Points
dual
Number of Points
12
Anti-balling plates
yes
Claimed Weight
[with fil] 1 lb 14.7 oz, [with fil flex] 1 lb 15.9 oz
Recommended Use
alpine & expedition, mountaineering
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Excellent for boot packing

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Fantastic, well designed, durable, intuitive to size and use. Zero complaints with my Atomic Hawx Ultra 130s in steep terrain!

Fantastic,
>Rating: 5

Burly but compact.

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I like packing these on ski tours with vertical sections of the approach. I'm sure they could handle more technical terrain, but they fit small enough in my backpack so I can always rely on them when I'm ski mountaineering.

>Rating: 5

Truly one crampon to rule them all

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

The versatility of this crampon is off the charts. You can swap out the strap toe for a wire bail, you can adjust swap out the front half for various other mountaineering or ice climbing configurations, and you can adjust the mounting holes for the front and rear attachment points. Even the length adjuster is tool free. This allows you to have one crampon to fit multiple boots.. I have this crampon fitted to three different boots (mountaineering, ice climbing, and snowboard/mountaineering boots). I have found only two issues, both rather minor. The first is that they are a bit heavy, but given their versatility that is to be expected to some degree. The second is that the rear section width is a little narrow. In order to get my snowboard/mountaineering boots (K2 Aspect) to fit I have to muscle them in a bit. Totally doable but extra wide boots might have some minor fit adjustments that need to be made. I have had half a dozen other crampons in the past and this is the first one I can easily use on different boots for different alpine activities with ease.

>Rating: 5

Works!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

After hammering the toe bail a bit they worked perfectly with La SPortiva g2 Sm. I mean really tight lock up and no movement!

>Rating: 5

Great All Around Piece

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

I used these on a couple multi pitch climbs and was happy with their performance for dual point crampon. Strong and light. Easy to adjust and put on. The snow plate does its job well. Easy to walk in on approaches/walk offs. Idea for a few snow fields between pitches.

>Rating: 5

Great use, easy

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

They were so simple to use and set up. Let alone feeling confident in most any situation, I was really pleased to be using these! Would highly recommend, and i look forward to using them more!

>Rating: 5

So Versatile!

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

Light, fit onto almost everything, and functional. Easy to adjust and take on and off, it's a great all-around crampon. If you're getting your first pair, I recommend these!

>Rating: 5

All-Around Champion

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

These crampons are the perfect all-around crampon. I've used them ice climbing and had a great experience. The front points aren't as pronounced as some ice-specific crampons' are, but they grip well regardless. They also lend themselves well to glacier travel and less vertical ice since they're pretty low profile. Overall, a great all-around crampon. If you need one crampon to rule them all, this is it.

>Rating: 5

Quiver of One

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

If you are looking for a crampon that can be adapted to work with any boot and in any condition these are a great option. From vertical ice, ski touring and glacial mountaineering alike this 12 point will handle it all in style. The customization of Petzl's lineup makes this crampon really a quiver of one and can be use in in any configuration. If you want one crampon that will tackle all of your objectives with just a few tweaks this guy is great.

>Rating: 5

Love these Crampons! So Versatile !

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Having had a solid month of intense days in these crampons, I feel confident that I can recommend to you guys that these things rule! From steep ascents in the Argentiere of Chamonix, to more mellow snow climbs in the northern Fjords of the Lyngen Alps, this crampon is your perfect travel companion. Not sure exactly what kind of terrain you'll be skiing and climbing in? Bringing a couple different types of boots? Weight-conscious? Want to be flexible? Need something that works on both ice and in rocky terrain? Here it is. They do it all. My impressions are that these crampons far exceed others on the market, in terms of weight, they're on the lighter side for crampons that also claim the rigidity and durability that they offer. The aggressive nature of the T-Shaped front points allow them to work especially well on ice and in hard snow. A huge selling point! While the anti-balling plats successfully keep snow off the bottom of your feet, you'll be more effortlessly climbing your favorite steep couloir or comfortable you'll have secure steps the next time you're walking on that steep ridge line. Well worth the added weight. I particularly love how easy I can take these crampons on and off. There is nothing worse than a steep transition from skins to crampons where you're struggling to get your foot into the pon, or get them off so you can click into your skis on a steep pitch. They are truly exceptional. The snug fit works particularly well with my Dynafit boots, and I find them easy to adjust. Very confidence inspiring! I have noticed they tend to rust, so make sure to dry your pair out after each use. @tj_skis

Having
>Rating: 5

Solid

Solid crampon for ice and snow conditions. Easy to put on and adjust and they stayed in pace all day.

>Rating: 5

Awesome All Around Crampon

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I used these crampons in the summer season in the North Cascades and in British Colombia. These handled everything from general mountaineering up Mt. Baker and Shuksan and anything thrown at them requiring those sections of ice or even some rock scrambling. All around a great alpine crampon and do their job very well, excited to see what next season in these bad boys holds!

>Rating: 5

12 Points On

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

I'm always interested in trying new crampons and the Sarkens did not disappoint. For me, anti-balling plates are a must, which the Sarkens have and they work quite well. Although slightly on the heavier side for some 12 point crampons, it really isn't that noticeable of a difference. Overall, they work really well are certainly worth taking a look at if you need a solid mountaineering crampon that will work with a boot with a heel welt and no toe welt.

>Rating: 5

For when dog claws aren't an option ...

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Love these crampons. I've been using these for splitboard mountaineering purposes. The heel welt on the back combined with the rubberized toe piece on the front creates a super secure connection to my snowboard boot. It's a great crampon whether your main application is booting up a couloir, glacier travel or ice climbing. I'd highly recommend these crampons to anyone who is the market. Unless of course you have 4-wheel drive & dog claws, like my main adventure partner, Split.

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do these bindings come with the attachments for boots with front welts and the attachment for those without front welts (like the petzyl lynx crampons do)?