And I only have soft hiking and riding boots. I don't like hiking in my Salomon Synapses, and I figure I can have 2 setups for riding; one for BC climbs and one for the resorts.
I'll be doing 14er ascents, and other BC climbs and need dedicated boots and crampons so that I can kick in some steps on the steep terrain. I don't think the basic around the ski type crampons will work with the super steep ice I've experienced in the past.
I have no experience with hard boots or ski boots, and I know I'll be needing them to use with crampons.
So my question is which brand and model of crampons and boots to match?
And then which bindings will I need for the split board with those boots?