Out of the box and straight onto the rock. After only a couple of short overhang climbs felt comfy enough for long sessions. Went 1.5 sizes up from my green Verdes and fit just right, could even go another .5 size up. Rubber sticky as, and holds to the tiniest edge. Of course not so good for the vertical walls or slabs but will get you thru those sections to the next steep part without hammering yer toes too much.