/ B3 Boots (Scarpa Cumbre) in Touring Bindings?
Here's a question that I'm sure has been asked hundreds of times but I could really do with the answer;
Can touring bindings be fitted to work with B3 climbing boots, in particular Scarpa Cumbres? If so, which ones?
Cumbre's would probably be too soft, as previous posters have stated- but you see a lot of people using approach skis on chunkier mountain boots (spantiks etc) to access routes in the alps in winter and spring. Don't write off the idea, but as Aly has said, climbing in ski touring boots is pretty easy but skiing in climbing boots is pretty hard.
B3 boots should work okay in snowboard bindings, so if you ever took up splitboarding you'd have better luck ;-)
Get a basic 2 or 3 clip ski touring boot - it won't be any worse to walk in than the Cumbre (which is awfull compared to modern B3 boots - the sole is too stiff and way too flat), and will climb just as well if not better...
It really is not a good idea to get this wrong - people do the most stupid things and 'get away with it' - when you don't get away with it, it feels pretty stupid being carried off the hill or worse case being flown off the hill :-)
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