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David_Parker

High top rock shoes

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As I mentioned, I had a bunch of rock gear ripped off. I had an older pair of rock shoes I really loved and they had higher sides which protected my ankle bones. I prefered these for longer alpine climbs. I don't see too many new ones available. I'll probly check second ascent, but would consider new ones if anyone has a recomendation. I'd also consider your old ones if you want to sell. Size 42 euro.

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LS Mega, 5.10 altia. There aren't very many out there. Personally, I see no need for high-tops, unless you like walking off in your rock shoes.

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Yeah, not too many still being made. Boreal Ballet Gold is the only one I can think of that hasn't already been mentioned. I think Saltic may be making a high-top as well, but not sure.

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rbw1966 said:

Kaukulators

great shoe. too bad they havent been made for years. the mega is NOT the same as the kaukulator but is the closest thing (the last shapes are different with the mega one not being 'asymetric' whatever that means).

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RBW, what is contact info for that store? The mega is not my first choice. Ballet Gold or Kaukulator is better choice. No high tops my size at 2nd Ascent.

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David_Parker said:

RBW, what is contact info for that store? The mega is not my first choice. Ballet Gold or Kaukulator is better choice. No high tops my size at 2nd Ascent.

U S Outdoor Store

219 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205

Phone: (503) 223-5937

 

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There is a lot fo stuff (not surprisngly) in the store that is not on the website.

 

I bought a pair of Aces this weekend and tried on a pair of Kaukulators. They have them in select sizes at 99 clams a pair.

 

Call them.

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No Kauculators my size (42.5) Anyone seen or tried these? I prefer 5.10 rubber to any other. Only other option seems to be Boreal.

 

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ALTIA: For those intrepid adventurers who climb cracks and off-widths. The Altia is our new high top, with fixed heel tension (for fit and comfort), our brand new ribbed heel with C4 tread (for heel hooking) and a die-cut EVA wedge (extra cushion for walking) and plenty of ankle support and protection.

An exterior Stealth® rubber patch protects vulnerable ankle bones. Unlined leather upper

Mesh tongue with leather reinforcements for breathability

Protective Stealth rubber ankle patch

Sizes 2-15

 

 

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I use the "Boreal Ballet Gold shoes". They are very nice. I've only used them on moderate alpine rock climbs (e.g., Ingalls East Ridge and Liberty Bell Southwest Face), so I can't comment on how they perform on steep technical rock. The sole is pretty stiff, which I find helpful when I'm climbing rock while wearing a pack (which is almost always).

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bunglehead said:

WHAT?!! THEY STOPPED MAKING ACES?!! Fuck I love those shoes! I'm on my third pair! Oh man, what shoes

am I going to use now?

you bungle headed moron. aces arent high tops. and theyre still being made (its boreals best selling shoe. why would they stop making it?) though the color has changed.

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I KNOW They're not high tops! rolleyes.gif

They still make em? Cuz, like they only have size 13.5 listed and some size, like, 6.5 or some shit like that on the website

Whew! What a relief. I seriously really like em. thumbs_up.gif

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Uhh...where? I was in Vancouver once, and I went to this place called the "Newfie Pub" or something like that, and had the worst Rum I've EVER had in my long, rich life called "Screech" It was awesome. Canada's cool. So like, where would I go? MEC?

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