Steve Levin wrote:
My advice: Bring lightweight approach shoes and descend the Chockstone/Vertigo rappels. And instead of leaving your packs at the base of the Lower Ramp and approaching via the ramp, hike around to the West Redgarden trail, leave your packs near the base of the West Face of the Lower Ramp, and climb that to get to the base of Ruper. It is faster, easier, and safer than the Lower Ramp. Descending the entire Upper Ramp in climbing shoes from the base of the Chockstone Chimney rappel to the Naked Edge/T2 raps doesn't sound like it will help your feet avoid pain. And a 70m rope will give you 10 extra meters of rope to carry and deal with at each and every belay/rappel, not exactly an advantage.