Georgia Renean, a Mountaineer, used this pair of women's boots to climb Mount Rainier in 1917. The boots are a good example of improvements in design made after the 1890s. Heavier leather, a boxier toe area and front lacing helped provide the foot protection needed by women climbers. The soles with protruding hobnails had changed very little since before the turn of the century. By the
1920s Northwest climbers had adopted triangular plated "Tricouni" or
the more popular crampons, either of which could be easily attached
to a boot.