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Topic - Worn out toe bale on boots, crampons etc.

EdH - on 24 Jun 2013
Hi,
At the moment I've got a second-hand pair of Nepal extremes and terminator crampons that seem to do the job nicely. The only problem is the front toe bale of the boots is starting to get very worn down, and though the crampons still feel secure it's potentially a bit sketchy. So, my options seem to be
- Resole the boots, the green mid-sole is looking a bit cracked and worn so I guess that'd need replacing as well- expensive! and keep using the crampons.
- Buy some C2 crampons, and leave the boots as they are. I'm sure these wouldn't limit my climbing (for a fair few seasons, maybe ever!) and could be lighter as well. But the boots might still need to be replaced in a couple of years.
- Replace the boots.
- Carry on and hope for the best, at least until they start feeling unstable.

At the moment they'll mostly be used for easyish winter climbing (III-ish) and alpine stuff, but I'd like to get on steeper stuff soon.

Any advice appreciated!

Cheers,
Ed
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