Scarpa Cumbre

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I've used these for mostly for Scottish winter stuff,…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Materials: 3mm Rev Leather, Thinsulate lined
Use: Summer alpine, Scottish winter + steep ice
Break-in Period: eg
Weight: 2250g for a pair
Price Paid: £190- $380-ish

I've used these for mostly for Scottish winter stuff, mixed and ice as well as walking. Also in Norway for icefalls.

Boot is really really nice and stinks of quality. The flex ankle makes Scottish walk ins a doddle. Very very comfortable boot and is starting to rival the Nepal Extreme in popularly here in the UK.

However the asymmetric sole, designed for a better dexterity, makes getting a good crampon fit hard in the bigger sizes, the crampon sits off centre because of the sole. I put in 'banana bars' to adjust this, fine for general mountaineering but the front points are too angled inwards for ice I find. As I said this is only a prob with bigger sizes.

Also Scarpa are quite a narrow fit so I went a size bigger than normal. The heel is quite wide at the heel which has proved a problem on steeper stuff. I've just replaced them with a pair of Raichle 90 deg EXP which are a much better fit for my feet.

Overall these have been great for the past 4 years but the fit has been ok for easier stuff but the movement in the heel has become annoying on the steeper ice. Emmm, excuses.

If they fit your feet these will be brilliant. Generally.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Scarpa's Cumbre (“summit”) hiking boots are the most technical and innovative leather ice-climbers Scarpa has ever produced, to give you the best high-mountain performance you can experience. Tough, Rovesciato premium leather upper Articulated ankle flex zone allows full freedom of movement even in contrived positions, with full protection for your ankle and heel Toe bumper to increase wear and provide protection Trilogy Tech Sole System combines three materials for supportive sole with rigidity and sensitivity Full PrimaLoft® insulation for warmth with minimum weight Cambrelle® lining Lace-to-toe for better fit Crampon compatible Cushioned, perforated (for ventilation), removable insole Double tongues Thickly cushioned Vibram® Proflex XT outsole Height 6½” at Achilles, 7½” at tongue 5 lb. 4 oz. pr. (size 43.5) CLOSEOUTS. Italy. Sizes Euro(US): 38(6) 38.5(6-6.5) 39(6.5) 40(7.5-8) 41(8) 42.5(9.5) 43.5(10) 44(10.5) 44.5(11-11.5) 45(11.5) 45.5(12) 46(12.5) 46.5(12.5-13) 47(13) 48(13.5-14)

- Sierra Trading Post

These are Scarpa's most technological boots, boasting outstanding performance and comfort features for technical mountaineers and ice climbers. Water-resistant leather uppers with protective rubber rands stand up to hard use. Primaloft liners ensure feet remain warm and comfortable. Articulated ankle system allows freedom of movement and sensitivity in extreme positions, keeping a wrapping protective effect on heels and ankles. Trilogy Tech System soles combines midsole and outsole to create a rigid and sensitive platform for your feet. Pebax midsoles are combined with shock-absorbing heel inserts for control and cushioning. Scarpa dual grip rubber outsoles deliver superb precision and sensitivity to terrain.


Scarpa Cumbre


The Cumbre has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$159.96 - $299.83

The Scarpa Cumbre is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 5, 2006 at Sierra Trading Post.

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