JHH60 wrote:rhyang wrote:Some people have also been known to wear boots for the snowy / couloir / class 3-4 approach, and then switch to rock shoes for the climbing
What Rob said. If you're planning on ditching the overboots and crampons at the base of the rock anyway you might as well use appropriate stiff, crampon compatible, insulated boots and then ditch those at the base of the climb and switch to actual rock shoes.
Most of the places I'm planning are class 3/4, and may involve some long overland scree above the 3/4, which I would surely not want to do in rock shoes. And I'm thinking of blitzkrieg approaches, with the old Colin Fletcher maxim "a pound on the foot is 5 lbs on the back."