User Review: Salomon Super Mountain 9 Guide
Use: Vertical Ice, Mixed Climbing
Break-in Period: Comfy out of the box, but not for hiking
Weight: 5 lbs.
Price Paid: $375
This boot is the shit for steep Ouray Ice. Good ankle roll for French technique. Plenty stiff for frontpointing. Warm enough for Canada but probably not Denali. Holds the heel well on long approaches. It does have a lot larger footprint than the Nepal Tops for an equal size, but I love the way it climbs. If you're not an ice climber buy the one step down Super Mtn. 9's. They are a better all around boot.