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lawsonpeak

Olympus footwear?

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I'm doing Olympus (for the first time) labor day weekend, by the standard route. Because I have a bias towards minimalism when it comes to footwear, I'm contemplating just using hiking boots with strap-on crampons. How steep is the ice and snow? Is this a Bad Idea? Thanks for your input!

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I used medium leathers and strap ons and it was fine. The Blue will probably be running with water and from Snow Dome to the top may be slushy, so just expect wet feet. I would not characterize any part of it as steep except possibly the summit rock. I'll bet the Blue has receded about a half mile since I was there last.

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pretty easy to wear tennies for the hike and light boots for the climb

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