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bigwall_cl1010031 wrote a review of on October 12, 2014

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size

I've been using these boots for ticking off the 58 14000+ ft peaks in Colorado. They are comfortable, yet light for some of the longer approach hikes, but still have great traction on 4th class terrain. Pair them with Microspikes for great traction when hard snow is present. I have narrow, low volume feet, and these fit very well with Superfeet insoles. No blisters so far and I have hiked about 100 miles in them.

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bigwall_cl1010031

bigwall_cl1010031 wrote a review of on December 20, 2009

4 5

I have a low volume foot so the cable adjustment system works fine for me. I can tighten down the boots so I don't get heal lift, and when the front tightens down as well, it doesn't impact my narrow, low volume foot. My concern was whether they would work for winter mountaineering day trips in CO. So far I've been pleased and had warm feet on two separate trips. The first trip had air temps around 5F and a windchill of -35F. This was all above 12000ft so these boots work well for snow climbing and short approaches. I like the cable adjustment system since it doesn't loosen up over time like laces and you don't have to spend much time dialing in the fit, which is good when you're exposing your hands to subzero windchill.

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bigwall_cl1010031

bigwall_cl1010031 wrote a review of on November 28, 2008

1 5

This harness would not be a good harness for vertical caving with a Frog ascending system. The harness clip in point is way too high for your croll ascender, so you wouldn't be able to tighten it down and would spend most of your time hand feeding the rope through it.

It does look like a pretty good harness for canyoneering, especially for the price. Nothing worse than shredding your new harness in a sandstone slot canyon after a couple of trips!

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