/ Cheap Winter Boots

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alastairmac - on 30 Oct 2012
I'm looking for suggestions for an economy priced boot option for winter. I've promised to take my 14 yr old ( almost 15 yr old )out this winter to do a few routes. He got out last year a few times and wore an old pair of my boots. But he's outgrown my cast offs and I need to buy him something to wear. I don't want to invest heavily in boots that he might only wear for a year because he's still growing. But for safety and comfort reasons he needs something that does the job and doesn't put him off winter climbing for life. We'll obviously be sticking to relatively straightforward routes so nothing too technical. Any ideas.
koolkat - on 30 Oct 2012
In reply to alastairmac: size you are after ?
alastairmac - on 30 Oct 2012
In reply to koolkat: 10.5 UK or whatever the equivalent European size is.
thegoatstroker - on 30 Oct 2012
In reply to alastairmac: ebay is the answer
999thAndy on 30 Oct 2012
In reply to alastairmac: have you looked at army surplus Lowa plastics? A quick google should find what you're after
Mr. K - on 30 Oct 2012
In reply to alastairmac: These would be about the right size: http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=523922
wee jamie on 30 Oct 2012
In reply to Mr. K: I have a pair of Salomon Super Mountain Experts for sale in size UK 11. They'll generally suit someone who takes a size 10/10.5 in normal shoes. They look practically unused, but have had only three days out in snow - the soles look very good.
Have a look at my post - http://www.ukclimbing.com/forums/t.php?t=524942&v=1#x7069602
I will come down to 70.00, with postage extra, or you can pick them up if you're in Fort William sometime soon.
All the best, Jamie
Michael Gordon - on 30 Oct 2012
In reply to alastairmac:

I'm also selling a pair of boots just now (Boreal Kangri, size 10.5). Give me a call (07891 059954) if you'd like any further info.
MichaelGallimore - on 30 Oct 2012
In reply to alastairmac:
Rock and Run are selling scarpa omegas for 115 at the moment
Orgsm on 30 Oct 2012
In reply to alastairmac:

You might be able to hire them depending on where you go climbing
alastairmac - on 31 Oct 2012
In reply to alastairmac: Thanks for all the responses. I'll have a quick chat with my son and follow up the offers and suggestions individually. Thanks again.
jonnie3430 - on 31 Oct 2012
In reply to A Game of Chance:
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> You might be able to hire them depending on where you go climbing

You can hire them from Tiso for quite decent rates: http://www.tiso.com/customer_service/hire/
Glen - on 31 Oct 2012
In reply to alastairmac:

I have a pair of Meindl Mountain Cracks for sale in a size 10.5.

They look like this:
http://is01.thegumtree.com/image/big/150611281.jpg

A really solid and warm 4 season / winter climbing boot. Leather, goretex duratherm lining and will take a step in crampon.

They have only been used for about 10 days and are in excellent condition.

70 posted if you are interested.
ads.ukclimbing.com
scottie390 - on 31 Oct 2012
my mate uses berghaus kibo's and swears by them

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