Scarpa Summit GTX

2 reviews
5-star:   0
4-star:   2
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   0



I hiked with these boots all winter in the White mountains…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Materials: Leather
Use: Winter peakbagging
Break-in Period: Good right out of the box!
Weight: About 4 and a half pounds
Price Paid: About 300?

I hiked with these boots all winter in the White mountains and climbed 13 of the four thousand footers including Mount Washington with them. I give them 5 stars for comfort.

My only gripe, and it's a small one, is their warmth. I wish they were warmer. But, as with all things, it's a trade off. They're a relatively light single leather Winter boot. Initially I wore them without toe warmers and found my toes hovering around, but never becoming, numb. With the addition of toe warmers I never had a problem. I would have concerns on a long hike well below zero F without toe warmers.

Other than that, I love them. Took step in crampons beautifully and were sure footed when bare booting. Excellent Scarpa quality.


I use this great quality mountaineering boot for ice…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: ~450 cdn


I use this great quality mountaineering boot for ice climbing. It fits my narrow, high arched foot.


  • Leather
  • Great tread
  • Fits narrow foot
  • Decent colour
  • Strong shank
  • Waterproof


  • Need toe warmers
  • Tricky to navigate through rocky terrain

I used this boot for all my ice climbs last winter. I wanted a tight fit from toe to heel as I don't like the feeling of my foot slipping back in my boot on a lead. I wore them dawn to dark for 30 climbs. They were great for long approaches, even in snowshoes. Very few blisters on break-in thanks to duct tape. My feet did not move when climbing and they are waterproof.

Because leather is so darned cold and it takes only a little snow to start a foot freeze, I used toe warmers EVERY time. 

I'll be using these until they fall apart.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

CLOSEOUTS . These extremely capable mountaineering boots from Scarpa are built to tackle tough summits with a waterproof breathable Gore-Tex(R) membrane and crampon-compatible Vibram(R) outsole. Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex(R) membrane Suede upper with waterproof HS12 treatment Abrasion-resistant rubber toe rand Metal lacing hardware with speed hooks Gusseted tongue Padded collar and tongue Removable cushioned insole Crampon-compatible heel bail Vibram(R) extreme traction outsole Height: 7-1_2" Weight: 4 lb. 12 oz. pr. Medium width By Scarpa of Italy Made in Italy. Runs small, order 1_2 size larger. Visit our Hiking Footwear Guide Visit our Shoe Sizing Guide Available Colors: GREY. Sizes: 38, 38.5, 39, 39.5, 40, 40.5, 41, 41.5, 42, 42.5, 43, 43.5, 44, 44.5, 45, 45.5, 46, 47, 46.5, 48.

- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version

On Sale. Free Shipping. Scarpa Men's Summit GTX Boot (Fall 2009) The Summit GTX Boot by Scarpa balances comfort and performance for perfect all-around use. FEATURES of the Summit GTX Boot by Scarpa Reverse-suede single-piece upper with waterproof HS12 treatment Articulated, padded ankle Excellent 4-season mountain boot Warm and supportive for ice/mixed Impeccable SCARPA craftsmanship Duratherm insulation and additional padding for warmth and comfort SPECIFICAITONS: Upper: Crosta Pro HS12 Lining: Gore-Tex Duratherm Midsole: Pro-Fiber Sole: Vibram Dual PU Scarpa Product Warranty SCARPA products are covered by a 1 year limited warranty from the original date of purchase. This warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship. Damage that is due to normal use and wear, abuse or accidents is not covered by this warranty. Products that have been resoled or otherwise modified are excluded from this warranty. Fit is not covered by this warranty. Except as otherwise specified above. SCARPA MAKES NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTY AS TO THE DESIGN CONDITION OR QUALITY OF MATERIALS AND WORKMANSHIP TO THE PURCHASER OF THE GOODS PURCHASED HEREBY OR ANY OTHER PERSON WHATSOEVER. SCARPA North America, Inc. reserves the right to make all warranty determinations which may include but are not limited to repair, replacement or credit for the product. If it is determined that there is no warranty issue with the returned product, the product will be returned to the dealer with a note of explanation. We ask that dealers are our first line of service in the warranty evaluation process, and prefer that all consumer warranty returns be handled through an authorized SCARPA dealer.

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Lace up the Scarpa Men's Summit GTX Mountaineering Boot for a summer ascent of Mt. Rainier, winter ice and mixed climbing, or spring expeditions to remote peaks. This all-season boot features a Gore-Tex Duratherm lining for full protection and insulation from harsh mountain weather. The Summit's heel and toe welts fit all crampon styles, and an articulated, padded ankle section gives you flexibility without compromising support. When you hit rocky sections, the Vibram sole and rubber rand give you added grip.

- refers to the men's version

Looking for a boot to test your mettle on a long haul up Rainier? The Scarpa Summit GTX is it with its comfort, performance and all-around 4-season use. Single-piece, reverse suede uppers are tough and treated with HS12 waterproofing. Articulated, padded ankles allow essential freedom of movement. Gore-Tex® liners make these boots waterproof yet breathable, for comfort in a variety of conditions. Duratherm® insulation and additional padding make boots warm and supportive for 4-season use. Stiff Pro-Fiber polypropylene midsoles have polyurethane-reinforced heels for toe-strap crampons. Pro-Fiber midsoles offer ample rigidity to support the crampons, yet also have enough longitudinal flex for comfort when walking. Vibram® outsoles offer excellent grip, stability and durability; high rubber rands also provide protection against abrasion.

- REI refers to the men's version

The Scarpa Summit GTX is made for all day comfort and performance when playing on rock, ice, and snow. Exquisite Italian workmanship compliments Scarpa's great design. These boots will climb anywhere from Aconcagua to New England, Mt Rainier to alpine winter climbs in the Sierra. The Summit is warm enough for active use in the moderate cold and stiff enough for technical ice while still being comfortable for long approaches. Sale limited to stock on hand The Summit GTX features: Upper: Crosta Pro HS12. Crosta is what Scarpa considers the "standard grade" of leather for mountaineering boots. HS12 is a special tanning process that makes the leather more water resistant, breathable, and faster drying than normal untreated leather. Lining: GORE-TEX® Duratherm®. Gore-tex adds weatherproofing, Duratherm for insulation Midsole: Pro-Fiber. The midsole is the hidden "engine room" of quality boots. Scarpa's Pro-fiber is for serious mountaineering, scrambling, and climbing. Stiff enough for crampons, but still maintains a degree of longitudinal flex for comfort during approaches. Sole: Vibram® Dual PU. Accepts strap and front bail type crampons. Weight: 2090g (42) Fit: The Summit uses Scarpa's "DL" last. This is a much roomier fit than other Scarpa models. Width is best for wider feet(D or E), with a roomy toebox. Medium to high volume. Warning- a respected magazine source stated that the Summit fits "medium-narrow". We respectfully disagree. The DL last is quite roomy, and is better for wider feet. The Summit does have a very thick leather bellows over the tongue, and this does reduce the volume compared to other DL lasted boots from Scarpa.

- OMCgear refers to the men's version

Scarpa Summit GTX


The Summit GTX has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$223.96 - $399.00

The Scarpa Summit GTX is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen December 15, 2011 at Sierra Trading Post.

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