Climbing technique where a climber places the edge or corner of their shoe precisely on top of a hold or unconformity on the rock, maximizing the pressure applied to a small area of rubber. The opposite of smearing.
Edging is a climbing technique involving the placement of the very edge (either inside or outside edge) of the climbing shoe on a sharp hold. Edging is the most simple and most common approach for standing on holds but, even so, requires some practice to obtain the very best footing. On smaller holds, it becomes something of an exercise in precision.
A solid wood strip, usually 1/4" thick or greater, applied to a sheet product, such as plywood, to hide the bare edge. Generally, edging is applied oversize, and flush-trimmed to matching thickness, shown right. Continued: F - R
In sheet metal forming, reducing the flange radius by retracting the forming punch a small amount after the stroke but before release of the pressure. (2) In rolling, the working of metal in which the axis of the roll is parallel to the thickness dimension. Also called edge rolling. (3) The forging operation of working a bar between contoured dies while turning it 90' between blows to produce a varying rectangular cross section.