User Review: Scarpa Men's Charmoz GTX
Use: Alpine climbs up to Grade D and Scotish Grade 4, also ideal for Via Ferrata
Break-in Period: One day on hills
Weight: 3 pounds
Price Paid: £162
I bought this boot to tackle some classic routes in the Alps. It was ideal for rock routes such as the Dent du Geant and excelled when taken up Mont Blanc, as it is so light but still packs a lot of warmth. Very comfortable and brilliant for all but advanced alpine climbing. Some heavier B3 boots may be more versatile in that they can be used for easy-hard grades, but the Charmoz is great for anything up to French D or Grade 4 Scottish.