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SCARPA Women's Instinct Climbing Shoe

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Instinctual Ascension

You can't help it... if there's a rock in front of you, you have to stand on top of it... and the SCARPA Women's Instinct Climbing Shoe is here to help. It's a performance-oriented climbing shoe that comes in handy when the going gets tricky. A moderate downturn excels on vertical-to-overhung climbs ranging from boulders to sport climbing crags, and the medium asymmetry assures enough comfort for hang-dogging and sussing out beta. Vibram's XS Edge rubber specializes in staying grippy for seasons of sharp limestone, granite, and volcanic tuff. SCARPA covered most of the sole in XS Edge to ensure a stiff, supportive platform, and the heel's free of XS Edge to give a bit of flexibility that fits well and heel-hooks like a dream.


  • SCARPA's ideal climbing shoe for sport climbing and bouldering
  • Moderate downturn excels on vertical-to-overhung climbs
  • Vibram XS Edge rubber covers 2/3's of the sole for solid traction and a stiffer, more supportive platform
  • Reduced heel volume for women-specific sizing
  • Bi-Tension active rand maximizes power at the big toe
  • PAF heel system improves overall fit by adapting to your heel's size
  • Expect leather microfiber upper to stretch a half size or so


  • Gender: Women's
  • Best Use: Sport Climbing, Bouldering
  • Profile: Moderately Downturned
  • Midsole: Flexan 1.0mm
  • Outsole: Vibram XS Edge (3.5mm)
  • Last: Curved profile, Asymmetric
  • Upper Material: Suede and Microsuede
  • Closure: Lace
  • Weight: 6.8 oz (1/2 pair, size 38)


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