Ice Climbing Boots
These are special Ice Climbing boots designed for ice and high mountain climbing. Crampons are easily attached to this type of boot for a better grip on ice fields and packed snow and steep or vertical ice climbing. Ice climbing boots also have stiff soles to provide support when ice climbing or very steep icy grades. They are built taller, stiffer, and are insulated to withstand extreme cold. There are several types of material ice climbing boots can be made from. Leather, plastic, or synthetic material has given excellent performance. The height and stiffness is attained by use use of a full steel shank. Additionally, carbon fiber has been used by some manufacturers to get the additional stiffness in the sold. While they are fairly stiff, they are not completely rigid like ski boots. A certain amount of flexibility is needed for hiking and snowshoeing.
Using with crampons
These boots are designed to be used with ice climbing crampons. Manufacturers add a feature called welts to assist compatibility in wearing crampons. Welts are built into both the toe and heel of the boot like a small platform. This gives the crampon a firm fixture to attach to. These boots are designed to be used in extreme cold and must be insulated sufficiently to protect the climber from frostbite. To achieve this, ice climbing boots have a synthetic insulation integrated into the boot.
There are two types of ice climbing boot insulation.
- Single insulated. Light weight and insulated as a single unit. The insulation is permanently attached to the boot. Since the insulation cannot be removed from single boots, they are not ideally suited for multi-day cold weather excursions.
- Double insulated. This is made with a non-insulated shell and removable insulated liner. Usually there is a removable outer shell and removable liner. The double insulation is for protection during long term exposure.
The versatility of ice climbing boots also makes them useful for other high altitude Ice Climbing and climbing. They are also used by people who routinely work in cold weather. Ski lift operators, mountain rescue teams, cold weather equipment operators and many more use this type of boot in their profession.
Mountaineering and Ice Climbing Boots for Sale
Lowa Men's Renegade GTX Mid Hiking Boot
Tackle any terrain and any weather in the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid. This men's hiking boot features a water-repellent nubuck leather upper. A Climate control footbed with comfort perforations improves breathability. The seamless, waterproof Gore-Tex lining reduces hot spots. This Lowa outdoor boot also has a full length nylon shank and a Vibram Evo outsole. Take the Lowa Renegade GTX Mid on your...
Salomon Men's Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot
The updated Quest 4D 2 GTX retains outstanding stability and grip, with a more ergonomic tongue for improved comfort, laces that stay tied better, and fresh design details
Salomon Women's Quest 4D 2 GTX Hiking Boot
The updated quest 4D 2 gtx® retains outstanding stability and grip, with a more ergonomic tongue for improved comfort, laces that stay tied better, and fresh design details. Women's specific fit.
Glacier WLF Boot - Men's by La Sportiva
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Salewa Men's MS Rapace GTX Mountaineering Boot
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Apex Ski Boots Women's ML-1 All Mountain Ski Boots
The intermediate-level women's Apex ML-1 All Mountain ski boots offer a medium flex with a 2-part system: warm, easy-to-walk in support boots lock into the rigid open chassis when it's time to ski.
Cevedale Pro GTX Mountaineering Boot - Men's
Sale Price: $346.46
The Lowa Cevedale Pro GTX is the ideal guide boot where versatility is paramount. With durable leather upper with high wall rubber rand and lined waterproof GORE-TEX this boot is a very popular choice for mixed terrain and via ferrate. Climate control system perforations in the boot's lining allow air to enter, pumping heat and moisture back out giving you added comfort.
Apex Ski Boots Men's MC-1 All Mountain Ski Boots
The Apex MC-1 All Mountain men's ski boots offer a medium flex with a 2-part system: warm, easy-to-walk in support boots that lock into a rigid open chassis when it's time to ski.
Scarpa Men's Mont Blanc Goretex Mountaineering Boot
Scarpa offers a bevy of mountain-friendly features that allows for natural motion with perfect support.
Expedition 8000 EVO RD Mountaineering Boot - Men's
Lowa's Expedition 8000 EVO RD is a high altitude, insulated, double boot with an integrated gaiter, developed in conjunction with world-renowned mountaineer, Rolf Dujmovits.
Salewa Men's Vertical Pro Wide Mountaineering Boot
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Scarpa Fuego Mountaineering Boot
Innovation and tradition share equally deep roots at SCARPA, a muti-generational, family-owned business whose headquarters and manufacturing facilities are in the same region of northern Italy where it was founded in 1938. SCARPA builds performance footwear for climbing, hiking, skiing, mountaineering, trail-running and other outdoor pursuits. Aside from being the Italian word for "shoe,"...
Rust w/ Black Kevlar (R) proTOUGH(TM) Boot Shoelaces 2 pair pack
Soft, comfortable, large diameter bootlaces reinforced with Dupont Kevlar. Standard lengths for all quality work shoes and boots. The large diameter assures comfort across the instep. The reinforcing Kevlar assures a no break pull. A polyester boot lace reinforced with Kevlar stitching assures a long-lasting shoelace.