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La Sportiva Baruntse

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CodyL · · North Carolina · Joined May 2013 · Points: 15

Will these be overkill for an ascent on Rainier in May or could I get away with wearing Nepal Cube's. Also looking at the the G5 a little bit more. I know the Baruntse are more geared for 6000M peaks but would rather have the extra warmth incase weather quickly turns south.

Kevin Mcbride · · Canmore AB · Joined Jan 2017 · Points: 160

The baruntse would be a bit ovekill for sure, G5's would work. But luckily for you, nepal cubes are pretty much the perfect boot Ranier, most guides recommend the nepal or the mont blanc.

Nick Sweeney · · Spokane, WA · Joined Jun 2013 · Points: 662

I'm planning on using my G2SMs on Rainier in late May.  It is pretty cold up there that time of year! I appreciate being able to put the line in my sleeping bag overnight to fully dry it.

Chris C. · · Seattle, WA · Joined Mar 2016 · Points: 337

Pretty much all of the above boots will work up there during that time of the year. Especially if you are flexible with your plans and aren’t trying to go up regardless of weather. I think the optimal boot for the climbing in this area is the G5 though. 

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