/ Peak routes where good footwork is essential

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planetmarshall on 27 Jun 2014
We've had threads on routes to practice crack climbing - but in the spirit of 'training your weaknesses' - what about routes where good footwork is essential? looking especially for routes in the peak up to about E1.
howifeel - on 27 Jun 2014
In reply to planetmarshall:

Right Unconquerable - as lay backing feet need good application.
Rusty Wall routes - as the moves are precise.
lowersharpnose - on 28 Jun 2014
In reply to planetmarshall:

Crescent Arete.

Get bouldering for feet training or climb aretes and slabs.
JLS on 28 Jun 2014
In reply to planetmarshall:

Bridging up Goliath's groove.

Warming up on the "Lone Boulder" will help to refine what a good foot hold looks like.
dr_botnik - on 28 Jun 2014
In reply to planetmarshall:

There's different footwork innit?

Grit is all about smearing

Limestone/slate about edging

Steep terrain has different techniques (drop knee, egyptians, etc)

A common piece of advice given is to practice on small slabby boulders.

Something we like trying is the top section of three pebble slab no handed :)
Blue Straggler - on 28 Jun 2014
In reply to planetmarshall:

A recent one I did - Rib and Face, an unpopular "easier for the tall" little route at Stanage Pop.
Duncan Bourne - on 28 Jun 2014
In reply to planetmarshall:

Anything at Stoney Middleton
Bulls Crack - on 28 Jun 2014
In reply to planetmarshall:

Chee Tor needs fairly precise footwork ie pocketed limestone
Sean Kelly - on 29 Jun 2014
In reply to planetmarshall:

I thought that this climb http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=10963 required not only careful smearing but also the correct foot sequence as you ascend the ramp-like holds.
Bulls Crack - on 29 Jun 2014
In reply to Sean Kelly:

> I thought that this climb http://www.ukclimbing.com/logbook/c.php?i=10963 required not only careful smearing but also the correct foot sequence as you ascend the ramp-like holds.

A reet bugger at E1 though :-(
Sean Kelly - on 29 Jun 2014
In reply to Bulls Crack:

Sorry, didn't notice the grade!
CurlyStevo - on 29 Jun 2014
In reply to planetmarshall:

Croiton oil at rivelin is only hvs but none the less fits the bill :)
dashed - on 30 Jun 2014
In reply to planetmarshall:

Three Pebble Slab!
In reply to planetmarshall:

Well if you aren't very strong good footwork is always essential, and if you are very strong, they can just bob along behind!


Chris
Frank the Husky - on 30 Jun 2014
In reply to planetmarshall: That's a pretty pointless question; every route needs good footwork. Ask a better question.


Cake - on 30 Jun 2014
In reply to Frank the Husky:

> every route needs good footwork.

No it doesn't, good footwork makes every route easier.

Embankment 4 is well hard if you don't use your feet well.

Strapiombante is similar for being vertical, with holds, but tricky for feet
Bulls Crack - on 30 Jun 2014
In reply to planetmarshall:

All the Peak slabs up to E1?
Jonny2vests - on 30 Jun 2014
In reply to Bulls Crack:

> All the Peak slabs up to E1?

After that, it's campusing all the way to E10.
Bulls Crack - on 30 Jun 2014
In reply to Jonny2vests:

See OP ;-)
Mick Ward - on 30 Jun 2014
In reply to planetmarshall:

Shock Horror Slab, Daydreamer, Pebble Mill.

Mick
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