Charmoz GTX


Charmoz GTX
Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Charmoz GTX
Manufacturer Scarpa
Page By ascendingzion
Page Type Apr 10, 2007 / Apr 10, 2007
Object ID 2962
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Product Description

Counting grams when alpine climbing? At just over three pounds, these Charmoz GTX mountaineering boots will lighten your load and quicken your pace.
Nylon L-Tech uppers are reinforced with Lorica® synthetic leather to offer long-lasting protection and abrasion-resistance
Gore-Tex® liners make these boots waterproof yet breathable, for comfort in a variety of conditions
Articulated ankles allow freedom of movement; friction zones give edging performance
Pro-Fiber midsole has a polyurethane reinforced heel for toe-strap crampons
Vibram® Mulaz outsoles offer excellent grip, stability and durability; high rubber rands also provide protection against abrasion
Boots are semiautomatic crampon compatible


Upper Nylon/Lorica synthetic leather

Lining Gore-Tex/nylon

Midsole Pro-Fiber

Support Nylon composite

Outsole Vibram rubber

Crampon Compatible Hybrid/strap-on

Average weight 3 lbs. 1 oz.



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wetsponge007 - Apr 12, 2007 3:30 am - Voted 5/5

Great boots
I have used these boots for a few hikes now, and a little class 3 scrambling. The hikes I used them on ranged from 6 miles round trip to 8 miles. So far I love these boots, I had a pair of the La Sportiva trango s evo's but find these boots to be better. The nice thing about these over the sportiva's is weight, and the construction is great on these boots. They're crampon compatible with my Grivel G12 crampons, and would work with any heel bail/toe basket (newmatic)crampon or strap on crampon. I normally get blisters like crazy on my heels, but have yet to get a blister with these.

Thorborn - Jan 26, 2013 5:25 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Great boots
How did they get on over the longer term. I'm undecided between these and the cristallo.

Thanks in advance

Flux - Jun 25, 2007 9:26 pm - Voted 5/5

Exceeded Expectations
I purchased these boots for a climb up Mt. Hood this spring. In the months leading up to the climb I broke them in on short hikes and a few moderate climbs around Colorado. Honestly, I was a bit worried about fit and developing blisters on Hood even though there hadn't been any problems in any of the lead-up hikes. These boots have turned out to be absolutely incredible - they provided great support (I have weak ankles due to numerous strains), were warm and comfortable. Worked great with my crampons (Petzl). I would recommend these to anybody. The best thing about these boots was that I didn't think or worry about them the entire climb. Perfect.

Dave S - Sep 22, 2007 7:16 pm - Hasn't voted

Great boots
I've been quite happy with my pair. I've used them for long mileage weekends in the Sierra, used on terrain up to 5.7 slab in the Cascades, and have even done a bit of ice climbing with them using my G12 crampons. After 6 months of abuse, they have continued to hold up well. I tend to have difficulties finding boots that fit well and these have worked out great.

Tsuyoshi - Mar 4, 2009 6:59 am - Voted 4/5

good boots
i picked these up at the REI garage sale for $35, basically bran new! these were a replacement for my old and beaten trangos. the charmoz are fairly light and stiffer than the trango s. the toe on these boots is much softer on top than the trangos but this hasn't been a problem so far, even kicking steps in hard snow. they climb rock decently well although they are a little wider than the trangos feeling a bit sloppier on small edges. with crampons, these boots feel great and give excellent support.

all in all, this is great boot for the cascades as it is supportive, keeps water out and climbs rock fairly well. if i were to be buying boots again at full price, i'd probably go with the trangos as they are more sensitive and sturdier, but if i needed to save money, i'd have no problem getting these again. both a great boots that do wha tthey are supposed to do, get you up and down rugged alpine terrain.

Casey Bates - Nov 8, 2009 12:36 pm - Voted 5/5

These are by far my favorite boots. I have used these boots for about three years and have been very happy with them. They work well for someone looking for a boot that can do a bit of everything. I use them all summer when it is warm, but feel comfortable wearing them for a long day on glacier. They even work well for some light ice climbing. I live in Washington where it never gets too cold, so I am able to use these boots year round. As others have mentioned, they are not the most durable boots on the market, but their light weight makes up for that. For folks who like this boot, I also recommend checking out the La Sportiva fits very close to the Charmoz but has a bit less room in the toe box. After three years they have lost a bit of their waterproofness and are starting to show their wear, but I have put quite a few miles into these babies.

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