Interesting following the posts here on footwear. Perhaps as silly as
it sounds a track spike with some good 1/2 inch diggers in the front
might work well.??? As Matt- would attest they would dry quickly and
be very light. I would carry them and make a quick switch of shoes
when needed for ice and safety. Any thoughts? All the talk of
Crampons is making me worry...
- Greg, the sections where you can use crampons are all really short. The
issue behind whether to bring crampons is a question of whether you first
want to carry them all that way and second whether it is worth stopping to
put them on and take them off when you could use them. I think everyone
would feel better wearing them on certain sections of the course but some,
don't want the hassle that comes with them.
As far as using track spikes, I think they would be far too wimpy on the
frozen, crusty stuff we are talking about. A good solid pair of instep
crampons on a pair of supportive trail running shoes would work a lot
better than track spikes and be a lot safer.
As far as wearing racing flats at Hardrock, that's advice I know I won't be
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