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Old 10-14-2008, 06:06 AM   #11
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I climbed Mt. Marcy (NY) in mine last weekend and about 90% of the people on the mountain asked me what they were, I think I turned them off when I told them my toes were numb and soaking wet and the fact that it takes at least 2 months to feel somewhat comfortable in them.

Actually one guy told me I was f'ing crazy.
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Old 10-15-2008, 08:01 PM   #12
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I climbed Mt. Marcy (NY) in mine last weekend and about 90% of the people on the mountain asked me what they were
I'll stick to my backpacking boots...they hold my crampons much better.
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Old 10-16-2008, 06:48 AM   #13
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It wasn't very fun going down, even at a moderate pace my feet were kind of in discomfort. But I assume I'm still getting used to them, going up was a blast, no oversized clunky boots just amazing
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Old 10-16-2008, 04:36 PM   #14
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Five fingers wouldn't be much fun if you had a boulder roll onto your foot either

http://www.climber.org/TripReports/2003/1138.html

My oversize clunky boots (really just lightweight backpacking boots) saved my toes on that trip.
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