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Mar 23, 2014
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Hey all, I've never had shoes re-soled before, mostly because before now I've used synthetic shoes and they STUNK. But now I have a pair of Anasazi VCS that I am well and trully in love with. I wanna get them resoled before its too late, but I've never done it before, and I don't really know where to go and what to ask for.

So SLC locals, where do you go to have your shoes done, or where do you send them off too?

I've heard that you can ask for different rubbers; what rubbers do you recommend and why? I climb BCC/Rock canyon quartzite and LCC granite the most.

Any pitfalls or mistakes to avoid?

Thanks everyone.

P.S. I posted this here cause I was hoping to avoid 50+ posts that involve Rock and Resole jokes and flamey responses. I'll look up the phone numbers, adresses shipping costs and all that other fun stuff. Just looking to learn from experience :)
Paul Wilhelmsen
From sandy, ut
Joined Aug 2, 2012
187 points
Mar 23, 2014
East Face 800' C1 5.10.800' Texas Tower , Texas Ca...
Try IME climbing shop..behind REI .. They will help USBRIT
From Keswick Cumbria.UK
Joined Apr 9, 2001
17,421 points
Mar 23, 2014
Flatirons
Get them resoled by a reputable resoler. The extra cost/time in shipping is usually worth it for a better job (new Anasazis aren't cheap...).

I've used Rock and Resole before and was always happy with their work. Rubber Room in Bishop is also a good one.

I've always gotten my shoes resoled with 5.10 C4 for rubber, but currently have a pair at Rubber Room getting Onyxx. Never tried it before but it's supposed to be a bit stiffer.
Ryan Watts
From Bishop, CA
Joined Apr 15, 2013
49 points
Mar 23, 2014
a picture of rocks
+1 for rubber room josh holmes
Joined Sep 5, 2008
211 points
Mar 23, 2014
Near the top of arm and hammer
Sweet, thanks for the responses. Sounds like rubber room it is. If I was choosing out if the blue I would have chosen them anyway cause I love there little ad in R&I. Thanks guys Paul Wilhelmsen
From sandy, ut
Joined Aug 2, 2012
187 points
Mar 23, 2014
Leading Blue Collar Crack.
I sent mine to Locker and he did a great job. Can't complain. Garret Nuzzo-Jones
From Salt Lake City, UT
Joined Feb 9, 2012
1,281 points
Mar 24, 2014
Climbing in Smuggler's Notch
Garret Nuzzo-Jones wrote:
I sent mine to Locker and he did a great job. Can't complain.


Me too. Great resole!
Brian in SLC
Joined Oct 6, 2003
11,031 points
Administrator
Mar 24, 2014
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Brian in SLC wrote:
Me too. Great resole!

i heard those purple mythos were pretty easy to resole.
grk10vq
Joined Mar 29, 2006
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Mar 25, 2014
Anyone but Overdose. john bald
Joined Jun 12, 2006
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Mar 27, 2014
Near the top of arm and hammer
I ended up going with a local named Don Roundy. Found a add of his in REI. He says he can have it done in one day, I'll let you all know how he does! Paul Wilhelmsen
From sandy, ut
Joined Aug 2, 2012
187 points
Mar 28, 2014
Near the top of arm and hammer
For anyone that's intersted, I got my shoes done by Don Roundy. I dropped em off at 8:30 pm and got a call at noon the next day saying they were done. It was about 50 bucks and I'm pleased as punch. Definitely recommend him.

Im not gonna post his number cause I don't want people to think I'm advertising for him but you can find his info with a google search. Very good choice for people like me who like things done fast.
Paul Wilhelmsen
From sandy, ut
Joined Aug 2, 2012
187 points
Jan 2, 2015
Happiest place on earth
Anyone else use Don Roundy? What rubber did he use? I'd so much rather drop off and pick up than mail shoes off.

Anyone else in the Salt Lake area to check out? I can't believe we don't have a dedicated local climbing shoe resoler.
Ryan Arnold
Joined Jun 5, 2012
285 points
Jan 16, 2015
I've used Komito's (Colorado) twice and they have done a great job. My brother has sent his shoes to Rock and Resole and he thought they did a good job. Sending them off to Colorado though is very expensive, so I found Don Roundy locally and decided to try him. Unfortunately one of the shoes came back a bit warped in the toe and it has never fit right since. Don is a talented shoemaker, but he's not a climber and I don't think he resoles a lot of climbing shoes. I hope others have a better experience because it would be great to have someone local who can do it. I think Don used Stealth rubber on my shoes. trailscout
Joined Apr 4, 2012
0 points
Jan 21, 2015
I personally had a bad experience with Roundy in SLC. Super nice guy, fast turnaround, but my Miuras are wrecked. Not sure how experienced he is with climbing shoes, the edges/toes are really messed up. Debating whether I will have to buy a new pair or try and get them fixed at R&R (or somewhere else). I had 2 pairs of shoes resoled and the toe rands replaced for $50. Thought it was too good to be true... It was. Might be OK for lower end shoes, but I can't recommend the guy. Jeff Koperek
From Sheridan, Wyoming
Joined Aug 31, 2013
25 points
Jan 28, 2015
St George
I've referred two of my friends to Don Roundy and he botched both of their resoles. He then offered to redo them for free and botched them again. So I would strongly recommend not going to him. Personally, I've been using only Rock & Resole for the past 4 years and I've never had a problem with them. Skat B
From Down Rodeo
Joined Jan 9, 2012
635 points


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