So right now, out on the east coast, I'm hiking in New Balance running shoes.
I'm strongly considering taking a temporary position in Utah for the months of October and November and I'm looking to climb some mountains during this time. Tall peaks like Mount Timpanogos would be high on my list of peaks to bag while I'm out there.
The shoe I'm wearing right now is a 15 wide. The options for me at this point seem very limited. Right now it seems the best fitting options would be:
Vasque Sundowner GTX
Hi-Tec Altitude IV
Lowa Renegade GTX Mid
The only mountaineering boot that seems to be available in these sizes is the Lowa Civetta
(in regular or EXTREME!!!!).
If I try to go climbing something like Timpanogos will I be asking for disaster with those three boots above or should I go for the Civettas? I don't really want to invest in the Civettas because their use will be severely limited back east but I also want to keep all of my toes.
How well are all these going to function with crampons? Does anyone know of any other boots that I have missed that are in large sizes?[/url]