Scarpa Rebel Pro GTX Mountaineering Boot
ScarpaRebel Pro GTX Mountaineering Boot

Insanely light, fast, and insulated. Ueli Steck approves.

Designed with the input of Scarpa athlete and speed demon Ueli Steck, the crazy-light Scarpa Rebel Pro GTX Men's Mountaineering Boot moves so fast it seems to hover uphill. This boot, the lightest-weight insulated boot in Scarpa's Tech Mountain category, features a Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort lining to keep your foot warm and dry. The tongue is constructed with Gore-Tex Insulated Stretch fabric for a smooth, bunch-free fit and assured protection at this closure, as well as excellent breathability.

Black ice? Frozen waterfall? No problem. The Rebel Pro is automatically crampon-compatible thanks to TPU inserts in heel and toe. And with its carbon-fiber insole and Tri-Density PU shock-absorbing midsole, this boot keeps its weight to a minimum while providing hardcore support on technical climbs. Vibram's TT Lite outsole withstands rugged alpine wear and tear and features a grippy toe climbing zone. Packed with features, strong, and feathery, this boot passed muster with Steck, and it will with you, too.

  • Nylon L-Tech and Lorica upper
  • Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort lining
  • Gore-Tex Insulated Stretch tongue
  • NAG last
  • Lace closure with metal speed hooks
  • Pro-Fiber XT carbon fiber insole
  • Tri-Density PU insert
  • TPU insert for crampons
  • Vibram TT Lite outsole
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Light is right

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

Although not the warmest ice boot out there, the Rebel is super light, stiff and very high performance. It's very similar to the old Freney model from Scarpa just a bit lighter and not quite as toasty.

Swiss Alps Approved!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 42.5

These boots are solid! Straight out of the box comfort! I broke them in around Zermatt and they provided solid alpine climbing on 5.10 pitches. Works great with black diamond sabertooth crampons. I wear a 9.5 US and the 42.5 fits great. Lots of room for wide feet and enough space for an aftermarket insole. Fits light and midweight socks like the Smartwool PhD well.

Unanswered Question

It says that the boot is compatible with automatic crampons, but I can also use a pair of strap on crampons with them, right? I have the Grivel G10s

hi, does these boots warm enough for -20 ℃?

Daniel: probably not. I have pretty warm feet and have worn the Ultras down to about -18℃ and my feet were pretty cold. As long as I was moving it was tolerable but while belaying I had to keep my feet and legs moving to stay warm.

Again, it really depends on your own metabolism, the activity you're doing, the weather & altitude. And while the goretex shell sheds water really well, if the boot gets wet then all bets are off!

Yes, Daniel. I am wearing these shoes since December 2015 in mountains up to 4k meter so far. I have tried these in -25°C degree over Smart Wool socks and was feeling very comfortable.

All Around Alpine Boot

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 43.0

My normal euro shoe size is a 43.5 but for these Rebel Pro's I opted for the 43.0's and the fit on them was perfect.



General Travel:

My feet never hurt while we ascended the ridge up Mt Lincoln. The traction I go when I took off my crampons was great.



Ice Climbing:

These are slightly softer than other true ice climbing boots but still are stiff enough that you can climb ice in them. They're ever so slightly softer but definitely more comfortable. My feet never hurt while climbing ice or the ridge we went up in Colorado.



Crampons:

I paired these boots up with the CAMP USA XLC Nanotech Crampon (CMP0056) and loved the fit between the two. I used these crampons for general alpine travel and then used the CAMP USA Blade Runners for a few pitches of ice climbing. Never had a problem with the toe or heel welts on my Scarpa Rebel Pro's.



Insulation:

These have light insulation while is great for the slightly 'warmer' days in the alpine. I might not use these to climb ice in the dead of winter but I could pair them with a thicker sock. Over all the insulation amount was perfect for our 'warm' weather alpine trip.



Breaking In:

I did a few hikes (10 mile round trip) to break them in and got a few hot spots. I ended up getting blisters but that is my fault. I didn't stop when I should have (too excited about breaking in the boots) but breaking them in was easy and didn't take too long. Maybe 2-3 hikes of 5-ish miles.



Shoot me an email if you have questions about these boots or any other gear!



Jared D.

Expert Gearhead

801.736.4336

jdowns@backcountry.com

All Around Alpine Boot

Would you use these for climbs like the Matterhorn or Mt. Blanc?

Summit of Mount Olympus

Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!



Jared D.

Expert Gearhead

801.736.4336

jdowns@backcountry.com

Summit of Mount Olympus

Just did a hike this past weekend with them to break them in a bit. Will be posting a review in mid-June once I get a chance to test them out for the first week of June while in Colorado!

Jared D.
Expert Gearhead
801.736.4336
jdowns@backcountry.com

Solid, but room for improvement

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10.33

I've used these for ice climbing, snow climbs, scrambling, and hiking. From the moment you try these on you will immediately notice that these are very low volume boots. The fit snugly along the length of the foot and heal but have an adequate toe box. The lacing system works reasonably well and allows you to tighten the boot in separate zones - both over the bridge of the foot, and near the ankle. These boots are considerably more flexible than other boots which feature a front toe bail and are a joy to hike in as a result. They also provide more feedback when scrambling about than stiffer boots. For ice climbing you'll miss some of the stiffness, however, with a rigid technical crampon this is a great performer... provided it's about 20 to 25 degrees outside.

To make the boot so light, flexible, and nimble, some sacrifices with respect to insulation were made, and when it is cold you are better opting for another boot. This boot lacks an integral gaiter or ankle cuff - which on long approaches mean you'll likely be bringing flotation or gaiters. I skipped the gaiters on a mid February ice climb in RMNP with a long approach, and when I made it back to the car I was wringing out my socks and pouring water out of my boots.

The sole of the boot is very asymmetric and the front toe welt is actually very small and almost pointy. This makes mating the boot to a pair of crampons a bit of a challenge honestly. Almost any pair fits well in the living room, however the crampons would tend to slide towards the inside of the boot when actually climbed on. I attempted to remedy this with an asymmetrical center bar only to now have the front points kind of pigeon toed in. I ultimately went with a pair of Camp Bladerunners which are ok in terms of fit. Certainly not the holy grail of fit to be sure. I feel this is probably my biggest gripe with the boot. A more generous front toe welt is needed to open up your options for crampon pairing.

My other gripe is probably the tongue of the boot, which is basically terrible. It slides from side to side, never stays in place, and requires constant fiddling. This is a pretty minor issue, but it can be annoying at times.

Overall an excellent boot that represents a bit of trade offs, however, what you get - low volume, lightweight, flexibility and nimbleness on rock make up for it's drawbacks -lack or warmth, awkward shaped front toe welt, and annoying tongue. This is certainly not the end all be all of mountain boots, but I think you'l be happy with it provided you know this going into the purchase.

Solid, but room for improvement

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  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I love everything about these. Got them out of the box and went straight up Longs Peak with no break in. All good.



They fit true to size for my low volume foot (size 10 sneaker = 28 mondo just like their ski boots). Everything else you read is true. Of course they aren't as warm as a bigger, heavier boot. But you compensate by moving faster!

Does this boot have a steel shank? Are they insulated for extreme weather conditions? How do they compare to the La Sportiva Nepals?

These boots use a carbon fiber support, no steel. They are insulated but as they are so light they won't be quite as warm as the Nepal.

Rebel Rocks

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

This is an exceptional boot. It did for my mountaineering/ice climbing needs what the TLT 5 did for my AT ski needs. It is comfortable, light, performs well, fits a slightly wider foot (mine is very flat, so I use an insole from Sole). I was actually talked into this as a hiking boot by my buddy Rich Gottleib from Rock and Snow in New Paltz, and gave him the benefit of the doubt because he's such a charmer, and he knows my need for nice ice. But they do work for hiking, and are a great ice boot. I like them with the euro rubber bail on a Petzl Lynx, vs the bail with the Phantom for a bit more precision. The rubber bail and the Rebel walk great, but still climb very well up to my technical limits (NIE 4/5, M3ish), but if I could climb better I think these could do. They are warm enough for most conditions in New England and upstate NY, but if I were to hang out at a belay I'd take the Phantoms. And the laces work just fine...

I'm wearing a size 42 of Mont Blanc GTX....

I'm wearing a size 42 of Mont Blanc GTX. Compared with this shoes, is the shoes smaller or bigger?

Best Answer

The Rebel will be a bit lower volume than the Mont Blanc the length will be the same.

Has anyone gotten any feedback on these...

Has anyone gotten any feedback on these boots? I'm looking for a Colorado RMNP and Canadian ice boot. Thanks.

Wide toe box. Warmer than one might expect. Hikes very well. Very light. That's about all I can say without more use.