Gear Question

Would these boots work for ice climbing?...

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Would these boots work for ice climbing? I've gotten a recommendation for the Nepal Evo, but if these work, I'd just assume spend less money. Any suggestions?

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These are amazing, worth every cent and leaps and bounds ahead of the competition.

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These boots shall work for ice climbing, if you are already an experienced ice climber. But if you are new to the sport, they are NOT the best boots for ice climbing. First, these boots are designed for three-season mountaineering/alpine use, so they are not very warm. You will be fine to use it in temperatures above 20F. Second, the boots do not have the toe welts that can accept the step-in crampons. Most of the crampons for ice climbing are "step-in" crampons. But if you are already an ice climber, this should not be a problem.

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For ice climbing I would move up to the Nepals. These will work unless it is really cold but as Jane posted the Nepals will handle about anything.