When the ice is too lean for screws, bolts are nonexistent, and trad gear just won't cut it, the Black Diamond Spectre Ice Piton is your saving grace. Critical protection for thin ice and mixed lines, the Spectre can be driven into frozen turf, slotted in pick placements or wedged in icy cracks.
Realised Ultimate Reality Piton. Sounds a bit over the top? Maybe not- these are one of the coolest pieces of aid gear ever devised, and their advent opened up routes once thought impossible. If you need one, you know how good they are!
The Moses Enterprises Tomahawk is a hooking piton for use in thin seams. It is designed primarily as a thin nailing piece, requiring the use of a hammer, but can also be hand-placed into “beak slots” or natural constrictions in thin cracks. The design enables easier and quicker cleaning, to prevent the piece from becoming fixed.
The Black Diamond Pecker is designed to be used where knife blade pitons won’t fit or where the placement is more feeble. Due to the design of the peg the force is pulled downwards meaning that the pecker has to be pulled right through the crack for it to fail. Absolutely essential for big wall climbing and aid climbing.
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