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The cold world of alpine climbing.

The cold world of alpine climbing.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Pitons in the alpine?

Is there a future for pegs in British climbing?

Posted by Dan Middleton, BMC Technical Officer on 18/12/2008
"Should we continue to use pegs as semi-permanent anchors, or is it time to retire them from active service? "


If you climb in the alpine  pins are still a part of life and likely will continue to be for a long time.  Some thoughts  on pins in the link below worth considering courtesy of the BMC Technical Office:

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/is-there-a-future-for-pegs-in-british-climbing

2 comments:

Toby - Northern Light Blog said...

"The alpine" - is 'alpine' not an adjective to be followed by a noun, rather than a noun preceded the definite article? Then again you crazy Yanks can talk about pants without giggling excessively, so what do I know. ;-)

Happy New Year!

Tim Brose said...

I didn't know that a certain amount of rust buildup on a 'pin' would increase it's holding strength?

Interesting article.