by techboy » Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:52 pm
by mrchad9 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:03 pm
by techboy » Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:41 pm
mrchad9 wrote:I have carried a second pair of boots for summit day as you describe. Just use the boot laces as well as a couple of extra laces to strap them to the outside of your pack on any loops or tie down points... I put one on each side.
I will never do it again. Just a bunch of dead weight that makes the approach more miserable. Better to go in wearing the summit boots.
I am not sure why you don't think your Salewa Crow boots are not fine for the summit either. Unless they are ripped open or otherwise in complete disrepair they are perfectly fine for DC on Rainier.
by Puma concolor » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:47 pm
by ExcitableBoy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:12 pm
by MoapaPk » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:48 pm
by techboy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:56 pm
ExcitableBoy wrote:After actually looking at a pair of Salewa Crows, I would recommend a warmer, drier, and overall burlier boot for any route on Rainier. I have a pair of similar boots, Scarpa Charmoz, and I only wear them on peaks lower than 10K in Washington State. Your Klofach double boots are kind of a no brainer, they would be my choice. They are prefect for summit day and you already own them. The approach from Paradise to Camp Muir is quite short, really, and depending upon the timing or your trip you could be on snow from the parking lot. Forget about approach foot wear and bang out the whole approach while wearing the Klofachs.
by techboy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:01 pm
MoapaPk wrote:I have the Salewa Rapace, which look similar to the Crow. There is one quirk of Salewa's lace-to-toe design: snow collects near the toe, above the tongue, melts, and wets through the edges of the tongue. Maybe that issue has been fixed; mine are three years old. I've made little waterproof "caps" that fit over that area of the toe (and about 4" back), which are held on tightly by the crampons. A supergaiter that fits over the toe (as suggested above) would be a really good idea.
by techboy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:03 pm
Puma concolor wrote:Agree with mrchad.
Done both the DC and Emmons routes and wore my plastics from trailhead to summit for both. Was mostly a no-brainer on the DC route since you are into the snow pretty quickly. Kind of sucked a bit on the lower part of the Emmons Route (Arctic Expes, BTW), but sucked less than carrying them while wearing approach shoes as I was already carrying a soul-crushing amount of weight. Was a big point-of-discussion the night before our climb but we all ultimately came to the same conclusion.
by Puma concolor » Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:33 pm
by ExcitableBoy » Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:34 pm
by MoapaPk » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:10 am
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