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Which sole?

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I'm going to resole my Katana's and this is the first time I've done it. I've got options of:


4 or 5 mm Sportiva XS grip

4 or 5.5 mm 5-10 C4

5-10 Onyx Thin

4 or 5 mm Sportiva XSV


To be honest, I have no idea what to choose or even if it particularly matters at my ability level. People have told me that they really like the C4 stuff. But what size?


The original soles took a pounding in the toes. Any suggestions?


If it helps: I climb outside, mostly at Frenchmen's Coulee or alpine routes (have a different pair of shoes for that). The Katana's are my gym shoe (where I spend most of my time in the winter), where I mostly boulder at the V2-4 level.

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4 mm c4...


onyx blows...


new sportiva rubber edges pretty good...but still prefer c4...


YMMV most of it doesn't really matter anyway...

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second the c4 at 4 mil. shave it to 3mm if yer pullin hard at the Rock, hehe.


i think onyx is what's on my new velcro anasazi, and it's decent for what i've been pullin on. anything steep and it dont really matter a huge load anyways it seems.

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