Greatest Gear For 2015: ‘Best In Show’ At Outdoor Retailer

Monopoint Modification — A subtle but noteworthy upgrade, the Black Diamond Snaggletooth crampons are the first we’ve seen with a horizontal, offset monopoint. A second, smaller horizontal frontpoint is included for switching between snow, mixed terrain, and technical ice on an alpine climb.

The design allows for precise placement on steep terrain and stability for plodding across glaciers and snowy summit ridges. ($210; Sept. 2015)

Sean McCoy

Editorial Director Sean McCoy is a life-long outdoorsman who grew up hunting and fishing central Wisconsin forests and lakes. He joined GearJunkie after a 10-year stint as a newspaperman in the Caribbean, where he learned sailing and wooden-boat repair. Based in GearJunkie's Denver office, McCoy is an avid trail runner, camper, hunter, angler, mountain biker, skier, and beer tester.

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