Who should buy the Garmont Ascent GTX

The Garmont Ascent GTX is a mountaineering boot tailored for climbers who require a balance of lightness and stability in their performance. You won't regret getting them if you want:

  • a technical crampon-friendly shoe for light mountaineering, easy climbing, and via ferrata

  • sturdy yet light footgear offering reliable grip and anchoring users in over craggy surfaces

  • a waterproof boot providing a dry kind of comfort on the trail

Garmont Ascent GTX mountaineering

Reliable grip 

Garmont’s Ascent GTX relies on its Vibram Nepal outsole in providing climbers with an adequate amount of grip on rugged terrain. Its self-cleaning lugs, which are a combination of blocky and triangular protrusions, produce multi-directional traction. Its semi-blocked forefoot zone made of a sticky compound is engineered specifically to aid users during tricky ascents.

Garmont Ascent GTX grippy

Its rearfoot region, on the other hand, is given a heel brake, improving the boot’s descent control capability.

Garmont's enhanced cushioning

Thanks to the footgear’s bi-microporous rubber midsole, mountaineers can travel over rough terrain with enough comfort and footing security. Its forefoot region is engineered to provide stability, while the rest of its layer is crafted mostly for cushioning. It is engineered with the FrameFlex Mid insole—A Garmont-exclusive footboard that gives the boot flexibility and bolsters the main midsole unit’s stabilizing capability.

Garmont Ascent GTX midsole

Crampon compatibility in Garmont Ascent GTX

Over at the gear’s heel is the Tech PU crampon insert. This implement provides not only crampon security but also shock-absorbing comfort.

Garmont Ascent GTX crampon

Special antimicrobial protection

The footbed with which the boot comes by default offers additional comfort underfoot. This insole is made of antimicrobial felt which improves internal air circulation and reduces odor buildup. 

Breathable moisture-wicking lining

The Garmont Ascent GTX’s over-the-ankle upper is made of suede leather 1.8 millimeters thick. It has ample abrasion resistance thanks to the Cordura inserts reinforcing its heel and forefoot zones.

Garmont Ascent GTX upper

Its Gore-Tex Performance Comfort liner defends the boot from intrusive wet elements while leaving the footwear’s interior breathable.

Personalized lockdown

Rounding out all things upper is the boot’s lace-to-toe closure system which is made up of combination eyelets and synthetic laces.

Garmont Ascent GTX lacing

Additional info

  • This gear is compatible with hybrid crampons.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 22.9oz / Women 19.4oz
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Single, Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Garmont
Construction: Single, Lace-to-toe

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Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.