SARKEN LEVERLOCK
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The anti-slip device made for ice

Which crampon bites best? One old and three new grip the frozen falls near Yosemite National Park.

SARKEN LEVERLOCK
A tad light for water ice and the strap is a struggle to tighten, but good for low-angle climbs where every ounce of weight reduction counts; resists snow buildup; climbs well, with solid placements. 3469/107 ounces. $150. Anti-balling plate (ABP) available. (877) 807-3805, www.petzl.com. (Eric Boyd / LAT)
THE TERMINATOR
Partial disassembly and tools (included) required to adjust toe bail; secure placements; optional ABP recommended to curb snow buildup; with included mono point and heel spur, this is more crampon than most people need. 3861/27 ounces. $184. (801) 942-8471, www.dmmclimbing.com. (Eric Boyd / LAT)
SABERTOOTH STEP-IN
Strap a cinch to tighten, and no tools needed for length adjustments; climbs well with solid, confidence-inspiring placements; fine resistance to snow buildup. Superior all-around crampon. 3861/57 ounces. $135. ABP available. (801) 278-5533, www.blackdiamondequipment.com. ()
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