Black Diamond Angle Pitons.
The Black Diamond Angle Pitons can be used in all your mountain expeditions in a very affordable way. The angle pitons are specially designed with a passive spring, built for the extra holding power you need during complicated expeditions. The easy clip-in point allows for a firm grip on the snow or the ice, allowing you to move forward easily. Angle pitons are made for an approximate ice thickness of 5/8 in. It comes in 6 pieces of different sizes, to adapt to your needs. Its pitons are used for classical and innovative technologies to give you a strong and safe grip. The Black Diamond Angle Pitons are manufactured to keep you well equipped and prepared during all of your climbs.
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Black Diamond Angle Pitons sport fair lines and functional shapes that make them masterpieces in design and aesthetics. Angle Pitons have exceptional holding power inherent in their spring-like design. The highest quality 4130 CrMo steel offers maximum hold and easy removal.
The Angles by Black Diamond are known for their exceptional holding power. Angles are ideal for pockets, pods and wider cracks. Spring-like design adds holding power while their large eyes make for easy clipping.
Black Diamonds Angle, fits larger cracks, pockets and pods, and their design, coupled with the springiness of the steel used, gives these pitons inherently high holding power.
Designed to function as a spring Angle pitons cover larger width cracks, pockets and pods.
|# 1:||.5 IN.|
|# 2:||.625 IN.|
|# 3:||.75 IN.|
|# 4:||1 IN.|
|# 5:||1.25 IN|
|# 6:||1.5 IN|
|Thickness:||15.9 mm, 5/8 in (No. 2)|
|Weight:||6.95 oz / 197 g|
|Black Diamond Angle Piton - Cosmetic Seconds||$10.95|
|Black Diamond Angle||$9.95 - $14.95|
If you are into first ascents, or aid climbing, or want to make it back to the ground safely on a big alpine climb, there is no arguing the value of the good old fashioned piton. When I'm heading up a big first ascent in the mountains I like to have a few blades, a few arrows and most importantly a handful of baby angles on the rack. I can't say enough about how useful baby angles are for creating solid rappel anchors, or establishing a bomber piece of whipper catching pro in a funky crack where a solid cam is next to impossible to place. If you need these things....you really need them. If you are doing nail ups on el cap....you really need them...if it is a knife blade crack...you really need them...If you have ever pounded in a pin and heard the pinging singing of a bomber placement placed to the hilt, you know the primal joy of nailing.
Nothing says fear and climbing like using pitons and pins. From the days when Yvon Chouinard used to make them by hand, not much has changed. These are still essential big wall and alpine climbing gear. From anchors to aid this gear does it all.
The #1 (1/2") angle fits perfectly in a 12mm drilled hole (standard Petzl bit size). Consider carrying one of these, a hammer and a drill along with the rest of your kit for more serious canyoneering routes. Hopefully you'll never need it!
Not too much competition out there in this category, but even so, Black Diamond does it best. My only question is: why don't they make sawed off pins too? Hack sawing makes my arm hurt.
What can I say, it's a piton, pound away until it rings true!