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Gear Review

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Quite different from Anasazi

  • Gender: Male

I was hoping that these would be a stiff velcro equivalent to my beloved Anasazi Verdes.

Compared to Anasazi Verde they're slightly stiffer, with a similar fit and better, deeper heel cup and a much less tensioned rand.

At first I was disappointed with their performance, but at some point realized that as an all-around trad and moderate sport shoe, they're fantastic as they're comfortable and high performance enough. However, it's not a stiffer anasazi, rather a very different sort of shoe. Comfortable enough for cracks and multipitch, precise enough for face climbing.

Super steep or techy climbing and they won't hold a candle to the anasazi. However, I reach for the galileo more often than either my anasazis or my huecos. I've climbed up to easy 5.12 at Smith, plenty of Jtree moderates, and plenty of time in the gym.

They do stretch out a tad, but nothing like a leather shoe.

I don't think they're very stiff, but I weigh 190 lbs and wear a size 13.