I can’t say enough about these boots. They weren’t even on my radar when I was shopping for my first uphill setup, but I’m thankful that Cripple Creek recommended them because they are AWESOME. Light and comfortable on the way up yet stiff and secure on the descent – I couldn’t ask for more.
Awesome boots. Only weird thing is where the leash attachment is located; way back and up high. Cripple Creek totally rocks!
This boot has done so well for me that I have a tough time putting anything heavier on. I will use it with a ski up to 100mm underfoot and it can definitely handle it.
Just used the Scarpa Aliens RS boots for a 6-day spring tour on Oregon’s volcanoes. Fantastic ankle flex in walk mode, just like a hiking boot. And so light! I had discomfort with toe jamming in a size Mondo 30 with a narrow 11-11.5 foot even after two rounds of heat molding with toe cups. Not sure why the Intuition liners didn’t loosen up around my big toe. Otherwise, my feet were comfy after 6 long days with the boots out of the box. The one- step upper buckle system works like a dream, providing downhill boot stiffness for a collective 25k of vertical on spring corn on BD Helio 95s.
These are seriously some of the best touring boots I’ve tried... they are lightweight but don’t compromise on performance to ski steep and technical terrain.