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
Jumla Mountaineering Boot - Men's
Sale Price: $109.97
The Asolo Jumla boot is made with a water resistant suede upper. The asymmetrical to-the-toe lacing system provides a customized fit.
Sherpa GV Mountaineering Boot - Men's
Sale Price: $199.98
The Asolo Sherpa GV boot is a great mountaineering boot that has a one-piece water-resistant Perwanger leather upper. It has a great Gore-Tex lining which makes it waterproof and breathable. The Asolo/Vibram sole has a Dual Intregrated System technology which absorbs impact, helps during traction and holds while braking on any terrain even the most inaccessible. This boot has a protective toe cap and...
Rapace GTX Mountaineering Boot - Men's
The Men's Rapace GTX from Salewa is one of the lightest and most agile crampon-compatible mountaineering boots available. The light weight, agile upper, and high-tech materials make it the perfect boot for light mountaineering on technical routes.
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.
Scarpa Inverno Mountaineering Boot
FEATURES of the Scarpa Inverno Mountaineering Boot Comes standard with the super-durable, super-warm High Altitude liner Proven on expeditions and job sites around the world Lightweight, flexible Pebax shell Rocker sole for easy walking
Apex Ski Boots MC-S All Mountain Ski Boots
Apex MC-S was designed for intermediate, all-mountain skiers. Warm, flexible support boots to walk in that lock into rigid open chassis when it's ski time will keep you on the slopes all day long.
Condor EVO GTX Mountaineering Boot - Men's
The Salewa Condor EVO GTX Mountaineering Boot has extreme durability and stability which make it an indestructible light mountaineering, trekking and backpacking boot.
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.
Salewa Men's Pro Guide Performance Fit Hiking Boot
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La Sportiva Nepal EVO GTX Boot - Women's
FEATURES of the La Sportiva Women's Nepal EVO GTX Boot Innovative 3D flex ankle Removable, adjustable, variable fit tongue provides the perfect dialed-in fit Impact brake system outsole for excellent traction and cushioning Insulating Ibi-thermo insole Ideal for winter mountaineering, ice climbing, mixed climbing Gore-tex lining
Apex Ski Boots Men's MC-X Big Mountain Performance Ski Boots
Apex MC-X will take you anywhere on the mountain you want to go. With warm support boots to walk in that lock into a rigid open chassis when it's ski time, you'll enjoy that big mountain experience.
Salewa Men's MS Rapace GTX Mountaineering Boot
FEATURES of the Salewa Men's MS Rapace GTX Boot Gore-Tex Vibram MFF multi-fit footbed 3S system combi 3F system EVO
Scarpa Wrangell GTX Mountaineering Boot
The Scarpa Wrangell GTX is a heavy-duty mountaineering boot that excels under big loads and on rugged terrain
Salewa Men's Vertical Pro Wide Mountaineering Boot
FEATURES of the Salewa Men's MS Vertical Pro GTX Boot The Salewa Men's MS Vertical Pro GTX Boot works perfectly on ice falls These boots combine light weight and insulation, making them the ultimate choice for your Alpine adventures. The Salewa 3F System provides optimal flexibility at the ankle, maximum lateral support, and perfect fit. Salewa's Multiple Lasts ensures that any type...
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,"...
La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX Boot
FEATURES of the La Sportiva Nepal Cube GTX Boot Exceptionally lightweight thanks to an innovative and lighter sole/midsole package which uses a highly insulating Carbon Tech honeycomb footbed Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort membrane provides waterproof breathability Innovative 3D Flex ankle and removable adjustable variable fit tongue Ideal for winter mountaineering, ice climbing, mixed climbing Technical,...
La Sportiva Men's Nepal Evo GTX Mountaineering Boot
FEATURES of the La Sportiva Men's Nepal EVO GTX Boot Innovative 3D flex ankle allows lateral flexibility while still allowing longitudinal lockout for excellent support Removable, adjustable, variable fit tongue provides the perfect dialed-in fit EZ Roller boot lacing system incorporates steel roller ball eyelets and locking D-rings for effortless and precise tensioning of boot laces Gore-Tex...