Who should buy the Millet Cliffhanger

The Cliffhanger is a competent climbing companion, with all its impressive send-worthy traits and qualities. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a climbing shoe that is capable of providing climbing performance on a variety of surfaces.
  • Prefer a climbing shoe that provides multi-directional traction.

Millet Cliffhanger logo

Millet Cliffhanger notable features

  • The Millet Cliffhanger is a love letter to those who prefer sending projects on crags and boulders in a modernized pair of kicks. It is built with a level of rigidity and sticking power that renders it capable of providing climbing performance on a variety of surfaces.
  • This offering, which is dubbed by the brand as the most versatile shoe in their Roc Session series, promises longevity with its wear-resistant upper. Its 4PointsGrip outsole, on the other, delivers multi-directional traction—particularly underfoot.

Millet Cliffhanger updates


Downturn. The Cliffhanger is among Millet’s downturn-less offerings. As it is without any meaningful camber, this rock climbing shoe is ideal for routes that feature medium-sized edges and similar projections. Its forefoot is sufficiently stiff, which delivers enough comfort on extended climbs.

Millet Cliffhanger application

Applications. This indoor-slash-outdoor neutral Millet piece is primarily engineered for bouldering and trad climbing. It is an intermediate climbing shoe that can scale cracks efficiently.


The Millet Cliffhanger is a below-the-ankle climbing shoe for men and women. Since it is crafted around a straight last, its arch-to-forefoot profile is flat (no inward bend). This particular last is also engineered with Millet’s Performance Fit, which provides a precise fit.

Millet Cliffhanger laces

Its leather upper might stretch up to half a size over time. The shoe’s Velcro strapping system grants lockdown security.

Offers ample supply of surface traction

This neutral climbing shoe has its ample supply of surface traction coming from its company-exclusive outsole, called 4PointsGrip. 

Millet Cliffhanger outsole

Provides slip and skid resistance

Its continuous, heel-to-toe construction promises slip and skid resistance in practically every direction. 4.5 mm is its overall thickness.

Millet Cliffhanger outsole 1

Stiff yet flexible underfoot cushioning

The Cliffhanger’s firmness underfoot is largely thanks to its heavy-duty midsole. Millet designers made it stiff yet flexible to provide a combination of surefootedness and mobility. 

Millet Cliffhanger midsole

Excellent edging capabilities

Its presence ups the shoe’s capability to bear the user’s weight, especially during edging maneuvers.

Millet Cliffhanger upper

Keeps things breathable on the inside

Enveloping the foot in the Millet Cliffhanger is a low-top shell made of split leather. It has a padded collar and plush lining for extra comfort. Its overlapping tongue is decently perforated to keep things breathable on the inside. A pair of synthetic pull loops are stationed at its heel for quicker on and off.

Millet Cliffhanger insole

Enough hooking and lateral grip

Millet shoemakers wrapped its lower region with a rubberized rand, the rear end of which transitions to the shoe’s tensioned heel rand, to give climbers enough hooking and lateral grip. They also imbued its toe box with a sticky patch for toe-hooking adhesion.

Millet Cliffhanger upper 1

Rounding out all things upper in the Cliffhanger is the climbing shoe’s Velcro closure. It comes with a total of three highly adjustable hook-and-loop straps.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 9.3oz / Women 7.8oz
Closure: Velcro
Fit: Comfort fit
Downturn: Neutral
Environment: Indoor, Outdoor
Material: Leather
Lining: Lined

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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.