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Scarpa Charmoz Boots

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I just bought a pair of Scarpa charmoz for 319$ CAD and they are fantastic. I went for a hike wearing them straight out of the box and I had no hot spots or discomfort at all, they are ridgid enough for alpine ice climbing and nice and warm. The only problem in the lack of toe bails, they are working well with my BD Sabertooth Clip Crampons but a toe bail would still be nice.... I can definitely recommend these boots fore any alpininst who wants to go fast and light without sacrificing warmth or comfort.

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Has anyone tried or have feedback on "mad rock" alpine boots? I'm trying to find the lightest possible boot for ice climbing-suitable for the North East without the bulk and weight for higher elevations.

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the mad rock alpinist is not a paricularly light weight boot (4lb 10oz)

 

Much lighter weight boots are the Sportiva Trango Ice, Asolo Cholatse and Scarpa Freney. At 3lb 6oz the cholatse is one of the lightest insulated ice/alpine boots I've seen.

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I wouldnt buy a mad rock boot, scarpa and La Sportiva are, in my opinion, the best footwear companies for climbing. The Scarpa Freneys and Charmoz are nice boots for sure!

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I have a pair of the Charmoz too and love them. The only time I've gotten cold in them was going up Mt Hood two weeks ago. Then again they're only 3 season boots. You can climb vertical ice pretty decently in them, and alpine ice is a breeze. I'd recommend them for pretty much any alpine climbing that isn't high altitude or in winter.

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