Footwear — Rock

Review: Butora Altura Rock Shoe

Review: Butora Altura Rock Shoe

New to the climbing shoe scene, the Korean company Butora (BOO-TORE-AH) has come out with some great shoes and a unique fitting ideology that is sure to please climbers with hard-to-fit feet.  While it would be fun to test the entire line-up we have to start somewhere and so chose the […]

Long-Term: Scarpa Force X Climbing Shoe Review

Long-Term: Scarpa Force X Climbing Shoe Review

Gear that I like tends to get a lot of use, which is probably why my current pair of Scarpa Force X climbing shoes look like they have been through the tumble drier from hell. I also owned a pair of their precursor, the Scarpa Force. I wore those so […]

Field Tested: Scarpa Rebel GTX Carbon

Field Tested: Scarpa Rebel GTX Carbon

Note: As of July 2013, the Rebel GTX Carbon has been discontinued by Scarpa North America. It is being replaced by the Rebel GTX Pro which, while built on the same last, is insulated, has a front crampon bail and features a different sole. Should you need a pair of […]