With the holidays quickly approaching, Backcountry.com is maintaining wicked deals on gear for all your outdoor needs. This week we're featuring climbing footwear—for climbing, approaching, or evening slogging your way up icy mountains. Make it a gift for your loved ones or a gift for your own feet, but don’t miss out on these holiday steals.
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Five Ten Quantum Climbing Shoe
$92.48 (50% off, was $184.95)
The Quantum is one of Five Ten’s more aggressive climbing shoes, designed for high performance on steep and bouldery routes. It has an asymmetrical shape with a downturned toe for clinging on to precise footholds. Despite its aggression, the Quantum is still a comfortable piece with its padded tongue and synthetic upper.
Scarpa Origin Climbing Shoe
$61.72 (35% off, was $94.95)
This shoe is designed to be an origin story for an enamored climber. A flat sole and relaxed rand ensure long-lasting comfort, while the Vision rubber outsole provides traction on small edges. It is the perfect starter shoe for those getting into climbing and ready to graduate from their rentals but not yet ready to stuff their feet into an asymmetrical frame.
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Altra Wahweap Approach Shoe
$59.99 (40% off, was $99.95)
The Wahweap Approach shoe is a piece of footwear that blends style with functionality, seamlessly transitioning from the gym to the office to the crag. The siped rubber outsole provides traction on wet and slick surfaces, while the earth tones of the upper give it a subtle and stylish look. The 40% hemp of the upper also makes it more breathable and sustainable.
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La Sportiva Kataki Climbing Shoe
$96.25 (45% off, was $175)
The Kataki Climbing Shoe from Sportiva is a combination of high-performance aggression of Otaki and the all-day comfort of the Katana. The Kataki is perfect for long and technical pitches, be it difficult crack climbs or overhung sport routes. The low-profile toebox sinks into cracks, the downturn provides precision footwork on steep terrain, and the moderate shape is easy on the feet.
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Mammut Hueco Low LTH Approach Shoe
$104.25 (25% off, was $139)
The Hueco is Mammut’s lightest and slimmest approach shoe, designed for mellow hikes or casual crag days. Maybe not burly or technical enough for alpine scrambles, but at 12.8 ounces it certainly feels feathery on the feet, perfect for a day out on the trail.
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Scarpa Phantom 6000 Mountaineering Boot
$474.98 (50% off, was $949.95)
Described by Scarpa as an “alpine workhorse,” the Phantom 6000 is just that. The blend of Schoeller, KEVLAR, and Cordura creates an incredibly tough outer, while maintaining a light weight. The Vibram sole is durable and consistently performs on rock and ice, while the EVA insulation provides warmth and comfort. The Phantoms have step-in crampon compatibility. At 50% off, you don’t want to miss this deal.
Five Ten Grandstone Climbing Shoe
$125.96 (30% off, was 179.95)
The Grandstone is Five Ten’s take on a trad climbing shoe. A flat and stiff sole allows you to crank footjams with confidence, and the high-top microfiber upper provides comfort and support. It has precise Stealth C4 rubber for grip on stone, and is an ideal piece for all-day outings on long routes.
Asolo Ozonic Shoe (Women's)
$176.21 (25% off, was $234.95)
The Ozonic is a light, durable, and water resistant shoe, designed for technical approaches. The sticky Vibram outsole with a technical edge under the toebox is ideal for light scrambling, and the PU anti-shock inserts help maintain comfort while carrying a load over rocky terrain.