Cracks, yes. Face, no.
Review by: flamer, 2009-06-24
I bought the pitons looking for something that would fit into narrower cracks better. And they did! But they are not good for climbing faces or smearing.
I've taken several falls due to these shoes rolling off footholds. This was on climbs I'd done before and not fallen, had no problems in the past or at the time, then BAM! my foot popped off. It happened repeatedly and I eventually realized the culprit. If you want a really good all around shoe find something else.