p.s. One thing to consider, if you ever think about getting into ice or whatnot, you really want to get a step in crampon as opposed to strap on. They generally cost $50ish more and do require a boot that will take a step in crampon. But when you are sitting on an 70 or 80 degree slope it is good to know that your feet ( i.e. 12 points ) are physically clamped onto your boot as opposed to a little strap that loves to come loose at the wrong time
'when it starts to hurt your nearly halfway and probably should get out those ropes & put your crampons on"