warmupclimb wrote:I wear 46s in Nepal Evos, but the 46.5s in the Spantik are too small across the forefoot. I'll probably try 47s in Baruntse.
gcap wrote:warmupclimb wrote:I wear 46s in Nepal Evos, but the 46.5s in the Spantik are too small across the forefoot. I'll probably try 47s in Baruntse.
I think you'll find that the Baruntse will fit pretty spot on with the same size as your Nepals, so careful on going a full size up.
I thought the Baruntse liner was lower volume than the Spantik liner (but could be wrong - maybe that was just weight) and from what I recall reading from Dane, they can shrink up to a half size when molded.
Problem I had with the Spantik's was the outer shell lacing - just couldn't get them tight enough to prevent heel slip. Baruntse's fit me really well, but felt huge and clunky when compared to Spantik's or Scarpa 6000's. I ended up going 6000's.
Molded and shrunken Baruntse 47's liners might just do the trick with your 46.5's Spantik's - expensive gamble though... I'd order a pair of 46's and 47's from Zappos or Backcountry - play around and return if needed
anita wrote:I have some Intuition Denali liners I am going to try with the too-big Spantiks I got. my only concern is that there's no way to lace them?
PeteF wrote:I am new to climbing but bought some used plastics off a friend for a trip to Nepal. They were fine before leaving but while using them there found they were cracking with cold temperature cycles at high elevation. I gave them away and managed to borrow some La Sportiva Nepal Extremes, 2 sizes too big, but they got me up the top so I wasn't complaining. I was fortunate in that the temperature was quite a mild -15C or so at the 6500m I went to, but would prefer a warmer boot in future. Many years ago I got frostbite in my small toes that subsequently became infected, so I need to be careful with my toes in those areas.
Can somebody explain to an ignorant noob like myself exactly why La Sportiva produce both the Spantik and Baruntse boot, as they seem to be quite similar in many regards? In other words, what is the functional difference between these boots? As I'm new to the field I can't envisage any super-technical climbing in them in the near future (or possibly ever) and would prefer to be spraying antiperspirant on my feet to control sweat to watching another bizarre scientific experiment erupt on my toes again! ie I'd prefer a boot that was "too warm" compared to one that was "too cold". I'm leaning toward the Baruntse, and will simply keep an eye out for any that may come along at the right price, but wondered if there was any trade-offs in this boot compared to the Spantik?
As I say, I'm a complete noob and still giggle if I manage to get the left and right boot on correctly on the first attempt, so sorry if the questions are obvious. I'd like to see if I can sneak up some higher peaks in Nepal and something like the Nepal Extremes just won't cut it in my book ... though they were great on the hike back down!
As I understand, Spantiks are created for technical terrain at high altitude. Baruntse is for less technical climbs. Please correct me if I am wrong.
why do you use Baruntse liner in your Spantiks? Is the original Spantik liner not as warm or something?
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