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OlympicMtnBoy

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  1. My wife found her single mountaineering boots, 6.5, on Sierra Trading Post, ordered several sizes to find the right one and sent the rest back for free.  Might try that option for doubles.  I also might look at back country ski boots.  The new ones climb just as well as old plastics.  Might have better luck finding small sizes locally as well since the bc ski market is bigger.


  2. Wildsnow.com had some detailed Denali ski planning posts from 2018 and 2019 that might be worth reading, sounds like some like bigger boots and some made due with 40 below overboots or similar.  It does depend on your feet, overboots won’t help if you don’t have enough circulation.


  3. Another option is to get some like 1” inside diameter clear flexible tubing from the hardware store and shove a 6” piece of that over the pick and teeth.  Just make sure you take it off before it gets cold outside as the tubing gets harder in the cold and can get stuck in there.

    cardboard and tape is just about free though and works!  I also pack on the bottom of my duffel, pick flat against the bottom.  


  4. I got these used a few years ago and really haven’t used em much.  Gravel Racing crampon fronts bolted to old Sportiva mountain boots with custom heel spurs (also comes with the Grivel heels).  Boots are beat up but worked, size 10 or so.  There is finally ice, go climb some hard shit for me!

    Meet up near Seattle or $10 shipping.

    PM or call text three six O -301 twenty five eighty five.

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  5. Here is the route we took, now I'm one step closer to a TR!  I think Martin's route started farther right towards the snow patch and angled up those ramps to catch up with the last few straight up pitches we did.  The obvious point Kuckuzka pointed out looks like the best rock and probably fun climbing but with little natural pro as far as we could tell, but that isn't the summit.  We had another 15 minutes of ridge scrambling once we topped out in this photo.

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