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Postby tyler4588 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 1:17 am

I'm curious, what boot do you guys wear for mountaineering, especially scrambling and less technical alpine stuff?
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Postby scottmitch » Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:55 am

guide tennies

just wish they lasted longer i get a pair every 6 months... :(
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Re: Boot Choice

Postby tyler4588 » Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:07 am

squishy wrote:lightweight sticky hikers or approach shoes...

The guide tennies are really popular and any Vibram soled boot or low top, it really depends on preference and your feet...


I was considering the Trangos. I saw on the REI website that some people had trouble with their grip, especially on wet rock. Have you had any issues with that?
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Postby bird » Fri Jan 15, 2010 12:48 pm

Montrail approach boots...forget the name. They climb up to 5.4 (for me), and you can use strap crampons with them.
Trangos if you are going to be on snow more than 30% of the time, approach shoes if less snow.
CTC Mid Goretex
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Postby tyler4588 » Mon Jan 18, 2010 7:52 pm

Would the Trangos be overkill for hiking, backpacking, and occassional scrambling? I could go with a backpacking boot, or maybe even something lighter. I just don't know. I also find myself in snow fairly often.
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Postby SpiderSavage » Mon Jan 18, 2010 8:16 pm

Trangos are good all around but they are a bit heavy. Kinda like the SUV of boots. You might check out that Makalu in this class too. As you can see above most of us use approach shoes with sticky rubber for scrambling.

The heavy boots are nice if you are crossing snow or loose talus. Loose talus is a blast but it chews up boots and that can get expensive.
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Postby tyler4588 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 12:08 am

Are approach shoes at all appropriate for rain and light snow?
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Postby mtnview » Tue Jan 19, 2010 5:48 am

Scarpa Charmoz or Escapes


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