Does the ribbed heel on the Scarpa Vapor V make it better for heel hooking?

Does the ribbed heel on the Scarpa Vapor V make it better for heel hooking?

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By Camella Matheson | Aug 3rd 2015 |
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Dave Thexton's picture
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Aug 28th 2015
Hi Camella, I personally climb in the Vapours most of the time and have had no problems with heel hooks so far. Heel hooking usually requires less sensitivity than edging for example, so it is little sacrifice having the extra grip from the ribbed sections of the shoe. Scarpa is not the first shoe manufacturer to utilise this idea however, many of Boreal's shoes for example have a similar, ribbed design on the heel. Hope that helps, Dave

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