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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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

YAKTRAX Ice Snow Traction Gripper Shoe Bungee Cleats LARGE

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Now you can walk with confidence on packed snow and ice with no fear of a painful fall! Size LARGE.

YAKTRAX Ice Snow Traction Gripper Shoe Bungee Cleats MEDIUM

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Now you can walk with confidence on packed snow and ice with no fear of a painful fall! Size MEDIUM.

MSR Snow Picket

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The MSR Snow Picket is the most widely used and trusted piece of snow protection made. Our updated design boots durability and ease-of-placement, providing fast and reliable snow protection when it counts.

Itasca Men's Ice Breaker Ski Boot

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Comfortable to Minus 20 Degree... COMFORTABLE PRICE TOO! Keep you feet warm without icing your family budget. Itasca Icebreaker Boots pac big warmth at a great price. Here's the details: Durable leather upper; TPR foot and outsole are vulcanized into one seamless unit for complete waterproofing;...

Itasca Women's Ice Breaker Ski Boot

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Comfortable to Minus 20 Degree... COMFORTABLE PRICE TOO! Keep you feet warm without icing your family budget. Itasca Icebreaker Boots pac big warmth at a great price. Here's the details: Durable leather upper; TPR foot and outsole are vulcanized into one seamless unit for complete waterproofing;...

Petzl Luna Climbing Harness

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The adjustable leg loops of the LUNA harness make it an ideal piece of equipment for mountaineering and ice climbing. With its ENDOFRAME Technology construction, it provides excellent weight distribution around the waist and legs to ensure greater comfort. The DoubleBack Light buckles on the waistbelt...

Evolv Women's Rockstar Pink Climbing Shoe

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The Rockstar which won the Editor's Choice Award from both Climbing and Rock & Ice magazine just got better! The new Rockstar features a new rand design, perforated tongue, and has a microfiber synthetic lining that provides performance in ultimate comfort. Built on a narrow, low volume last, these...

La Sportiva Miura Vibram XS Grip2 Climbing Shoe - Women's

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Stick to the most crimp-tastic routes when you put on the La Sportiva Women's Miura Climbing Shoe and edge wart-sized footholds. The Miura's high curvature and downturned toe give you more friction on the smallest holds or smears with the sticky help of Vibram XS Grip2 rubber. Shaped forefoot...

La Sportiva Miura VS Vibram XS Grip2 Climbing Shoe - Women's

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From freeing hard aid lines to sending cutting-edge boulder problems, the La Sportiva Women's Miura VS Vibram XS Grip2 Climbing Shoe has been there, done that, and will gladly do it all over again. The aggressive shape and sticky Vibram rubber combine with the Slingshot rand and Powerhinge system...

La Sportiva Trango S Evo GTX Mountaineering Boot - Men's

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FEATURES of the La Sportiva Men's Trango S EVO GTX Boot Innovative 3D flex ankle for maneuverability Gore-Tex lining for waterproof protection 7mm trail flex insole for the perfect flex and protection Vibram mulaz sole with climbing zone SPECIFICATIONS of the La Sportiva Men's Trango S EVO...

Petzl Adjama Men's Climbing Harness (2013)

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The adjustable leg loops of the ADJAMA harness make it an ideal piece of equipment for mountaineering and ice climbing. With its EndoFrame construction, it provides excellent weight distribution around the waist and legs to ensure greater comfort. The DoubleBack Light buckles on the waistbelt and leg...
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