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Good, Cheap General Mountaineering Boot

Postby sgenise » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:34 pm

Hey all,

I'm broke and in need of a mountaineering boot! Nothing extreme--just planning on doing three-season mountaineering with it on slopes no greater than 40-45 degrees. Think something like Avy Gulch on Shasta or the Mountaineers Route on Whitney.

Any suggestions? My budget is around 250 (which really includes things up to almost 400 that I can find on Steep and Cheap).

Thanks!
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Re: Good, Cheap General Mountaineering Boot

Postby ExcitableBoy » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:59 pm

Sierratradingpost has numerous options, all at low prices:

LaSportiva tend to fit narrow feet:

https://www.sierratradingpost.com/la-sp ... s~d~305%2F

https://www.sierratradingpost.com/la-sp ... s~d~305%2F

Scarpa tend to fit wider feet:

https://www.sierratradingpost.com/scarp ... s~d~305%2F

Kayland tends to fit between the other two brands:

https://www.sierratradingpost.com/kayla ... s~d~305%2F

FWIW, I either currently, or have in the past, owned boots and rock shoes from each of these manufacturers and they are all top quality.
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Re: Good, Cheap General Mountaineering Boot

Postby Sunny Buns » Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:59 am

What size are you wanting to buy?

Have you tried E-bay?
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Re: Good, Cheap General Mountaineering Boot

Postby buckie06 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:35 pm

The Trango Cubes are pretty great boots.
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Re: Good, Cheap General Mountaineering Boot

Postby 96avs01 » Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:24 pm

Plenty of sites also have the Scarpa Triolet on sale right now.
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Re: Good, Cheap General Mountaineering Boot

Postby Jesus Malverde » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:25 pm

Genie,
Just a thought...
If you miss all those sales on general mountaineering boots, also consider the Bundeswehr mountain alpine boot made by Haix. It gets good reviews and you may be able to find a pair cheap.

https://www.asmc.com/Clothing/Footwear/ ... ina-p.html

They may not take a step-in crampon, but they should take a strap-on crampon for sure.
If you shop around, can find them a lot cheaper on other websites. Be sure to get the Alpine boot version.
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Re: Good, Cheap General Mountaineering Boot

Postby mrchad9 » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:04 pm

Yeah I got the La Sportiva Trango Cubes and I love them. Very lightweight.
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