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waxtadpole


May 26, 2003, 10:17 PM
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Hey. What do you guys use? I'm just getting into aiding and have found shoes an issue. Comfortable boots are too expensive to trash and cheap shoes are uncomfortable.


ncclimber


May 27, 2003, 8:30 PM
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I use a pair of the LaSportiva Mega Dru's. I like them a lot and get many positives. Lite comfortable and god support. If investing in good shoes get toe caps put on them because the toes will wear out in a couple climbs.
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fishypete


May 28, 2003, 2:54 AM
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There are several threads about this already...do a search, or skim back through a few pages.

All the answers are there.

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Fishy.


waxtadpole


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Well i did a search and found nothing.

Maybe steel cap boots, but they wouldn't help with free pitches.

Does anyone use Scarpa Marathons? They look like they might do the trick.


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Hmmm, let me see.

1) click on forums search

2) select aid climbing forum

3) type "shoe" in keyword section.

4) get the following 5 threads devoted to aid footwear

http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=249409

http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=311703

http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=270263

http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=202263

http://www.rockclimbing.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=122570


You may want to work on your problem solving/persistence a bit more before you hit the big stone. The new search function does actually work!

Cheers

Fishy.


angelaa


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actually some friends and I have found that Garmont Sticky Weekends or Sticky Twists work great!
They are stiff enough to give you support in the aiders, and the soles are MADE for edging and the rubber grabs like a rock shoe.
I hate hiking in them because the toe box is a little small for me, but if I am going to need to scramble around a lot, I do!

have fun - Aid climbing is an awesome accomplishment!


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