I have hiked quite a lot, and today I challenged myself to an easy 'alpine route'. At one point I came across this exposed slope (Is this considered a scree slope?) Considering that at the base of a slope is a small platform followed by a cliff, I don't think I want to slip at all. I had proper hiking shoes but since the surface was rather sandy it felt like it didn't give me enough grip that I could trust. I tried putting myself flat down for more friction but there isn't any fixed rocks I could use to stablize and it felt that that has even less grip than my shoes. I had trekking poles too but that does not seem to help on rocky terrain. I would like to ask: What would be the correct safe way to traverse such a slope? 1) Get boots with even better friction 2) Try the lying down method 3) Some other method I'm not aware off. Since it is rock I'm not sure how useful it would be to have a pickaxe ready to arrest one's fall.
In the end I went to higher ground where there was more vegetation to grab onto while crossing but considering the angle it was still quite scary.