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Bosterson posted a topic in The Yard SaleVarious closet cleaning. Available for pickup in Portland, or we can work out shipping for rough cost. 1) Sportiva Katanas - men's 39.5 - used a couple of times, a little too narrow for me. Edges like new. $60 2) Sportiva Tarantulas - men's 39.5 - tested once inside but fit was off. Basically new. $50 3) Julbo Explorer XL glacier glasses with case and cleaning cloth. Like new (too big for my face). $75 4) MSR Whisperlite stove, three 22oz fuel bottles with pump, 1.5L + 2L stainless pots with heat exchanger and lid, pot gripper, windscreen, storage bags, etc. Heavy by modern standards but basically indestructible. Well used but in good condition. $50 for all. 5) BD Ion 80 lumen ultralight headlamp. Never used cause I couldn't get into the "touch" button. $10 Petzl Zipka (with retractable band that you can use to hitch it to things). Original 3 LED version from over 15 years ago! Basically a candle compared to modern headlamps. Maybe fun for kids? Free to a good home. 6) old BD headlamp - takes 2x AAs in a battery pack, 2 proximity LEDs and a focused center spot LED. Free to a good home. 7) Two old style BD Hotwires. Minimal use as I apparently forgot about them in a box for years. Used lightly on bolts if that matters. $5 for both. 8) Julbo beater glacier glasses. $5, or free with any purchase above $10.
One of the biggest problems I come across climbing in the Cascades is finding an appropriate shoe to climb in. For my first year of alpine climbing, I mostly used high top, goretex hiking boots. This worked well on soft snow and glaciers - kept my feet dry, and were for the most part crampon compatible. When it came to the rock climbing portion of climbs though, I found them to be less than stellar, underperforming my climbing approach shoes and climbing shoes. I did end up switching into climbing shoes and carrying the boots in my bag, but ultimately wanted something that climbed snow and rock well. Following that, I started climbing in boulder x approach shoes. The boulder x mids are goretex and high top, so work well for keeping my feet dry, climb extremely well on rock, can hike for miles in them, and worked reasonably well with strap-on crampons. But now they're discontinued. I have a pair of mountaineering boots, but they don't walk very well, and I'm hesitant to wear them on a 20km+ hike so that they can perform well in snow / moderately on rock. So what are you all using for your alpine shoes? We live in such a limited market area of the world... need something that hikes well, is waterproof and mid/high topped, strap-on crampon compatible, and climbs well. Why La Sportiva discontinued the boulder x mid is beyond me, but any awesome replacements?