Where to Buy
Help support this site by making your next gear purchase through one of the links above. Click a link, buy what you need, and the seller will contribute a portion of the purchase price to support Trailspace's independent gear reviews.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The lightest offering in Salewa's Pro Mountaineering Series, the Vertical Pro GTX Men's Mountaineering Boot is a tough, warm, and highly technical boot that's all about tackling winter alpine routes and crushing hard ice and mixed climbing. Its standout feature' Salewa's Flex System, which uses a key (or a coin) to adjust the flex of the nylon and fiberglass insole, taking it from completely rigid to semi-flexible with a few quick twists, so you can cruise vertical ice and transition comfortably to glacier or ridge travel in a just a few seconds. Combined with the 3F system, which provides maximum lateral support, heel hold, and unparalleled ankle movement, the Vertical Pro truly provides one-of-a-kind functionality for serious alpinists. Don't get fooled into thinking the Vertical Pro is some sort of novelty item, either--it's tougher than a box of nails, with a Perwanger suede and Superfabric upper that'll stand up to crampons, ice tools, and rocks, and a full rubber rand for added durability. It's lined with a Gore-Tex Duratherm XL waterproof and breathable membrane that features lightweight insulation, but just in case you're prone to cold feet, Salewa added the extra warmth and waterproofing of a super-thin reflective aluminum layer. But wait, there's more! We haven't even mentioned the easy-tightening 3D lace system that allows you to independently adjust the Vertical Pro in three different zones, ensuring the snuggest, most comfortable fit whether you're front-pointing, flat-footing, or passed out on the ground from exhaustion (this would also be a good place to point out that the Vertical Pro is fully compatible with step-in crampons.) And, if you're not wearing crampons, the Vibram Salewa Pro outsole has ultra-aggressive lugs for grip on mud and snow, and a climbing toe profile that's specifically designed to boost edging power and grip.
The MS Vertical Pro by SALEWA is the newest masterpiece from the SALEWA footwear division in Montebelluna in northwest Italy. This center of excellence sets new standards when it comes to mountaineering. The Vertical Pro is yet another example. SALEWA's alpine competence together with broad, industry-specific expertise headquartered in Montebelluna has come together to bring you this boot. The result is a lighter-weight Pro boot for winter alpine endeavors and icefalls. Roger SchA"li, member of SALEWA's alpineXtrem Team, explains his personal expectations for his footwear: "My pro footwear for winter alpinism in mixed terrain or on vertical walls of pure ice must combine light weight and insulation. In addition, I expect the ability to place my foot precisely, especially when using crampons." Footwear designers at SALEWA have succeeded in fulfilling these demands with the Pro Line. After two years of intensive R&D plus testing by world-class athletes, the Vertical Pro was born - just one in a complete Pro Line of mountaineering boots that reflects the results of this development expertise. Attributes of the Vertical Pro that speak for themselves include the "superfabric" used in the uppers made of Perwanger suede leather. In addition the boot has a 360-degree full rubber rand to keep out snow and ice, as well as an absolutely waterproof GORE-TEX lining plus an additional aluminum membrane that provides outstanding insulation from the cold. The Vibram-SALEWA Pro outsole that guarantees maximal grip has been designed especially for use on snow and ice
Depend on Salewa's Vertical Pro GTX boot to protect & perform at the highest level of the sport, balancing lightweight attributes with superior insulation. SuperFabric exterior and a full, 360-degree rand stand up to alpine abuse. Flex System lets you convert the Vibram Salewa Outsole into a fully-rigid boot for steep approaches and vertical ice. Salewa 3F design focuses on ankle flex, incredible lateral footbed stability, and the perfect fit.
- Mountain Gear
CLOSEOUTS . A winter mountaineering and ice climbing boot with lightweight, durable construction, Salewa Pro Vertical Gore-Texand#174; mountaineering boots excel in the high alpine. The patented Flex System allows you to adjust the stiffness of the Vibramand#174; outsole. Available Colors: BLACK/YELLOW. Sizes: 7.5, 8, 7, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13.
- Sierra Trading Post
Climb waterfall ice or cross Mt. Rainier glaciers with the insulated and waterproof Salewa Vertical Pro GTX Mountaineering Boots. The soles adjust from fully rigid to flexible depending on your use.
Garmont Tower GTX
Scarpa Charmoz Pro GTX
La Sportiva Baruntse
$30 - $625
Scarpa Phantom 6000
$747 - $850
Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX
$380 - $480
The North Face Verto S6k Glacier GTX
Salewa Rapace GTX
$185 - $298
Zamberlan 4039 Expert Ibex GTX RR